Forms and Fees

Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act) provides that the parties to a conference agreement in respect of outwards or inwards liner cargo shipping may apply to the Registrar of Liner Shipping for its registration upon which certain conditional exemptions from sections 45 and 47 of the Act are granted. The forms below can be used to complete the registration process for conference agreements, to provide notice of the happening of an affecting event, to provide an offer to give undertaking and to register or vary an ocean carriers agent.

The information provided on this website should be used as guidance material only. Shipping lines involved in international liner shipping should refer directly to the Act and Regulations. It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice. The Registrar of Liner Shipping may be contacted for guidance.

Register of Liner Shipping—Privacy Notice

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department) is collecting personal information for the purpose of registering ocean carrier agents under Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The individual completing this form may provide personal information about another individual when completing this form. The individual completing this form should ensure that the individual to whom the personal information relates is made aware of the contents of this privacy statement.

If you do not provide the information requested, your application may not be processed.

Personal information collected in this form may be used by this Department or given to other parties (e.g. government agencies including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) where you have agreed or it is required or authorised by law.

The Department's privacy policy, available at www.infrastructure.gov.au, contains information about how an individual may access the personal information that is held by the Department and seek the correction of such information. The privacy policy contains information about how an individual may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, and how the Department will deal with such a complaint. The Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495.

Forms

The forms below can also be used to register a conference agreement and related purposes:

The Part X forms have been updated, previous versions of the forms (Word Documents) will not be accepted after 30 April 2017

  • Form 1—Application for provisional registration of a conference agreement. PDF: 309 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 2—Application for final registration of a conference agreement. PDF: 468 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 3—Abstract of confidential parts of agreement. PDF: 456 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 4—Notice of the happening of an affecting event. PDF: 301 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 5—Offer to give undertaking. PDF: 305 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 6—Application by ocean carrier for registration of agent. PDF: 467 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 7—Notice to change of agent change of address or change of particulars. PDF: 310 KB ReadSpeaker

Note a separate fee and form is required for inwards and outwards shipping.

Fees

The application fees are as follows:

Provisional registration of a conference agreement Form 1 $360
Final registration of a conference agreement Form 2 $210
Confidentiality request Form 3 $0
Notice of the happening of an affecting event Form 4 $0
Offer to give undertaking Form 5 $0
Registration of ocean carriers agent Form 6 $100
Amendment of the agent Form 7 $0
Copy of a full public register entry of whole file $60
Copy of part of a public register entry or part file $30

Note a separate fee and form is required for inwards and outwards 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: 13 February, 2017