Designated Shipper Bodies

A designated shipper body is an association which, in the Minister's opinion, represents the interests of Australian shippers. A peak designated shipper body represents these interests generally while a secondary shipper body represents these interests in relation to a particular trade, particular kinds of goods or a particular part of Australia. These shipper bodies are designated under Section 10.03 of Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 in accordance with the Guidelines.

Peak Shipper Bodies

There are two peak shipper bodies:

  1. Australian Peak Shippers Association (representing Australian exporters)
  2. Importers Association of Australia (representing Australian importers)

Secondary Shipper Bodies

The secondary shipper bodies for inwards shipping are:

  1. Australian Federation of International Forwarders
  2. South Australian Shipping User Group
  3. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

The secondary shipper bodies for outwards shipping are:

  1. Meat Industry Shippers Association
  2. South Australian Shipping User Group
  3. Western Australian Shippers Council Inc
  4. Australian Horticultural Exporters Association Inc
  5. Australian International Movers Association
  6. Australian Federation of International Forwarders
  7. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

For contact details of the peak or secondary shipper bodies, please contact the Registrar of Liner Shipping.

Contact for Registrar of Liner Shipping

Phone: 1800 005 221
Email: PartX@infrastructure.gov.au
GPO BOX 594, Canberra, ACT, 2601

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Last Updated: 27 October, 2016