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Australia's Marine Industry

The Australian marine industry has a turnover of approximately A$5.5 billion and exports over A$750 million worth of products every year. The Australian marine industry comprises of 2700 companies that employ more than 29,000 people. Only a small number of these companies employ more than 1000 people on marine activities.

(Source: Marine Action Agenda, DITR)

The Australian marine industry covers many aspects and includes:
  • Boatbuilding and repairing
  • Marina operations
  • Marine equipment and components manufacturing
  • Marine equipment retailing and repairing
  • Marine services
  • Shipbuilding and repairing
  • Super yacht building, refit and services
The diverse products and services of the marine industry are used for recreational, commercial and defence activities. Within the recreational industry products range from aluminium 'tinnies' to 70-metre luxury motor yachts (super yachts). The Australian marine industry is recognised around the world and Australian-made marine products are noted for their innovation, design and workmanship.

Useful contacts

Austrade's marine industry team contacts Tel: +61 3 9648 3170 (ask for the Marine Industry Network Coordinator) Email: marine@austrade.gov.au

Government contacts
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
Government of Victoria
Queensland Government
Western Australia Government

General industry contacts
Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX)
The Australian Marine Industries Federation (AMIF)
Australian Shipbuilders Association (ASA)
Marina Association of Australia (MAA)
Super Yacht Base Australia (SYBA)

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