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Australia's Shipbuilding and Repair Industry

The Australian shipbuilding and repair sector is steadily expanding due to success in overseas markets. There are an increasing amount of international operators of large container ships, cruise liners and naval vessels coming to Australian ship repairers for repair and maintenance of their vessels.

Australia is recognised in international markets both as a destination for visiting and listing for refit and repair work for luxury vessels such as super yachts. Australia is fast becoming a well known provider of high quality repair and maintenance services as well as a niche supplier of vessels such as naval ships, light and fast passenger and car ferries, and large and upmarket luxury pleasure crafts. Major Australian exports opportunities include fast ferries, defence vessels, patrol boats and workboats.

Austrade has a specialised Marine Industry Network of over 50 people in more than 26 countries. This dedicated network is ready to support and assist you in the export of your range of vessels and crafts such as car/passenger and passenger ferries, work boats, parol vessels, luxury yachts, barges or service related offerings such as ship repair.

The specialised marine industry team have the capacity to provide dedicated and customised service to meet the needs of potential and existing exporters.
Useful contacts
Austrade's marine team contacts Tel: +61 3 9648 3170 (ask for the Marine Industry Network Coordinator) Email: marine@austrade.gov.au

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

General industry contacts

The Australian Shipbuilders Association (ASA) and The Australian Ship Repairers Group (ASRG) are the two key national industry organisations representing the shipbuilding sector and assist the industry in promoting its export capabilities.

The Western Australian Shipbuilders Association Inc
To read more on this subject or for further information please see http://www.austrade.gov.au/Freight-and-logistics/default.aspx

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