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.

On 1 October 2018, the Competition and Consumer (Designated Shipper Bodies) Declaration 2018 came into effect.  A copy of the Instrument is available at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00593.

Peak Shipper Bodies

There is currently only one peak shipper body. The Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) represents Australian exporters. There is currently no peak shipper body representing Australian importers. On 30 June 2017, Importers Association of Australia (IAA) ceased to be the peak inwards shipper body. On 21 July 2017, the Registrar of Liner Shipping nominated the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) as the designated inwards secondary shipper body to represent the interest of importers in absence of IAA under section 10.03(5) of Part X.

Secondary Shipper Bodies

The designated inwards secondary shipper bodies are:

  1. Australian Horticultural Exporters’ and Importers’ Association (AHEIA) and
  2. Australian Federation of International Freight Forwarders (AFIF).

The designated outwards secondary shipper body is:

  1. Australian Horticultural Exporters’ and Importers’ Association (AHEIA).

Contact for Peak and Secondary Shipper Bodies

APSA contact details

Head Office
Level 11
63 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Postal Address
Level 11
63 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Phone
03 9029 9935

Email
secretariat@aupsa.com

Website
www.auspsa.com

AHEIA contact details

Head Office
A1 Southgate, 250 Sherwood Road
Brisbane Markets QLD 4106

Postal Address
PO BOX 346
Brisbane Markets QLD 4106

Phone
07 3379 4983

Email
admin@horticulturetrade.com.au

Website
www.horticulturetrade.com.au

AFIF contact details

Head Office
Suite 403, Level 4, The Office Tower
152 Bunnerong Road,
East Gardens NSW 2036

Postal Address
Suite 403, Level 4
152 Bunnerong Road
East Gardens NSW 2036

Phone
02 9314 3055

Email
afif@afif.asn.au

Website
www.afif.asn.au

Contact for Registrar of Liner Shipping

Phone (within Australia): 1800 005 221
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 2 6274 7083
Email: PartX@infrastructure.gov.au
GPO BOX 594, Canberra, ACT, 2601

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Last Updated: 19 October, 2018