MIAL provide dedicated maritime expertise and advice

MIAL is the voice and advocate for the Australian maritime industry. We represent the collective interests of maritime businesses, primarily those operating maritime assets or facilities from Australia.

MIAL Full 



To become a full member of MIAL, your organisation must:

  • Have capital invested (including people) in activities or operations relating to maritime assets in the Australian maritime industry or;
  • Be involved in actual or potential activities, operations or interests in the Australian maritime industry

A range of service delivery areas exists for full members. Please contact the MIAL office to discuss which service delivery areas would best suit your organisation. This will then be presented to the Board for approval.


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MIAL  Associate



Associate Membership is designed for those aligned with the maritime industry but not directly engaged in vessel operations or maritime crew employment.

This category is primarily designed for vendors to MIAL full members. It provides valuable connections to the MIAL membership.

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8 Benefits of a MIAL Membership


1. Increase your business efficiency and reduce your workload.

Let us keep you informed about changes that affect your day-to-day. We’re the first port of call for many international organisations, because our fingers are always on the pulse.


2. Gain insights and intelligence

We don’t just relay information to members, we provide insight & intel. As subject matter experts we provide a valuable analysis of news, policy and regulation.


3. There’s strength in numbers.

The diverse MIAL membership base helps to drive crucial conversations in our industry and with Governments. Our diverse membership group helps to engage in and influence industry policy through industry specific committees.


4. Have a seat at the table

Add your voice to the policy making and direction setting work of MIAL and ensure your business interests are represented. Internationally, our participation in ICS, IMO, ILO and ASA means your influence extends beyond Australia.


5. Get what you need

Choose the service delivery areas relevant to your business through our tailored membership packages. Enjoy weekly updates that bring together the maritime news of the week from around Australia and the world.


6. Be seen

Our exciting events calendar brings like minded people together to learn, network, share and engage.


7. Access discounts

Member only discounts apply across our functions, courses, consultancy services and products.


8. Influence

Take advantage of MIALs established, long standing strategic relationships with government and other key stakeholders.

Service delivery areas:

Every full membership comes with access to Your Association. This area covers the day to day operations of the Association and includes government consultation, Ministerial access, involvement with critical international forums such as the International Chamber of Shipping and the IMO & ILO. In addition to this area, our membership includes sector specific areas that organisations can combine to bring all of the expertise they need to navigate key business decisions in a complex industry.

Add to your MIAL membership with:

Maritime Workforce – For organisations who employ foreign or Australian maritime staff. This area complements your HR/IR staff with expert advice on Seacare, International employment, EBAs and Industrial Instrument Interpretation, OHS and more.

Near Coastal – For organisations who operate tugs, barges, bunker barges, dredges, ferries, work boats and other commercial craft covered by the National law.

Offshore Oil and Gas – For organisations who are involved in the upstream offshore oil and gas sector. This service area also focuses on organisations operating vessels in support of offshore oil and gas projects.

Safety and Environment – For organisations focussed on the safety, operations, security and/or environmental performance of maritime assets.

Fiscal and Structural Policy – For organisations focussed on creating a better business environment in which to own or operate vessels and marine assets in Australia.

Coastal Policy – For organisations operating trading and cruise ships with interests in the policy framework for coastal trading.

International Shipping – For Organisations operating trading and cruise ships internationally and/or within Australia, which may or may not interact with Australia’s system of coastal trading.


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Our Members


MIAL members represent a broad range of the maritime industry.

Full Members

Associate Members