Maritime Sector

    • The Maritime industry in Australia has an estimated annual revenue of $9.3 billion, adding $3.7 billion to the Australian economy in 2015-16 (Australian Industry Standards, 2016).
    • Australia is currently the world’s 5th largest shipping nation in terms of the tonnage of its inbound and outbound freight task.
    • 10 per cent of the world’s sea trade passes through Australian ports and 99 per cent of Australian trade is transported by sea.
    • Our coastline is over 60,000 kilometres in length and our search and rescue region covers more than 10 per cent of the earth’s surface.
    • Per capita, Australia has more cruise passengers than any other nation, making it the fourth-largest cruise market in the world.


Latest Maritime Industry News

Maritime IRC Skills Forecast Survey

The Maritime Industry Reference Committee (IRC) invites stakeholders to provide feedback to inform the development of the 2018 Maritime IRC Skills Forecast. Feedback can be provided by clicking here. The opportunity to have input into the 2018 IRC Skills Forecast...

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Maritime Industry Infographic

Workforce: The number of individuals employed within the industry as measured by ABS. Value Add: The industry’s contribution to the Australian GDP (measured in $AUD billions). Growth: The anticipated percentage growth of the Workforce, over the next five years (to...

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