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.

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: 516 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 2—Application for final registration of a conference agreement. PDF: 460 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 3—Abstract of confidential parts of agreement. PDF: 809 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 4—Notice of the happening of an affecting event. PDF: 387 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 5—Offer to give undertaking. PDF: 403 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 6—Application by ocean carrier for registration of agent. PDF: 616 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Form 7—Notice to change of agent change of address or change of particulars. PDF: 335 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

The Registrar of Liner Shipping
Maritime and Shipping Branch
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
GPO BOX 594, Canberra, ACT, 2601

Registrar of Liner Shipping – Privacy Statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (the department) is collecting personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), and as authorised under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), for the purpose of registering liner shipping agreements under the scheme. Personal information collected may be:

  • disclosed when required or authorised by law; and
  • disclosed when required, to other Australian Government agencies.

If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to process your application.

Pursuant to s10.10 of the CCA, certain information collected will be retained on a register and be open to public inspection. Confidentiality can be sought pursuant to s10.34 of the CCA. Applications for confidentiality can be made via submission of Form 3, which can be accessed below in the forms section.

For information about how you can access your personal information held by the department, seek corrections or complain about a privacy breach, please refer to the department’s Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact the Privacy Officer.

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Last Updated: 30 October, 2019