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About MIAL

For over 120 years, MIAL has supported Australia’s Maritime industry.

Our role is to:

  • advocate and lobby on behalf of members and the industry
  • be a source of information on the sector in Australia
  • promote the sector in Australia
  • be the link between the sector, governments and other key stakeholders
  • provide the Australian voice in the international maritime community
  • focus on safety performance and provide tools for continuous improvement
  • raise awareness of and drive improved environmental performance
  • coordinate industry on human resources best practice and industrial relations issues
  • identify and advocate strategies to secure the maritime skills base – both ashore and at sea
  • provide members with advisory services and networking forums


Time flies when you’ve been going since 1899


Australasian Steamship Owners Federation (ASOF) formed


Commonwealth Steamship Owners Association (CSOA) formed


ASOF becomes the Australian National Maritime Association (ANIMA)


CSOA merges to become the Australian Shipowners Industrial Association (ASIA)


ANMA became the Australian Shipowners Association (ASA) and absorbed the functions of ASIA


ASA became Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL)

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