The Australia & New Zealand Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers was formally established in February 1998 to promote the benefits of ICS membership in Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the South Pacific.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the only internationally recognised professional body representing shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.

With 25 branches and 17 distance learning centres in key shipping areas, 3,500 individuals and 120 company members, ICS membership represents a commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry.




The Members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS) are internationally recognised professionals in the shipping industry.

Members are elected in accordance with Institute rules and applies to any member of commercial shipping.  To become a member, candidates must pass the examinations and satisfy the Controlling Council in London of their suitability.

Fellowship (FICS), which permits a person to be described as a Chartered Shipbroker, is granted to a member who has reached a position of seniority and influence in the shipping world.


Australia & New Zealand Branch


The Australia & New Zealand Branch is sub-divided into two Chapters.

The Australian Chapter has over 100 members and is administered through the Branch Secretariat located in Melbourne.  The Australian Chapter also services PNG.

The New Zealand Chapter is administered through the Dunsford Marine offices in Auckland, and has over 30 members.  The New Zealand Branch provides services to the South Pacific.

The Australia and New Zealand Branch is a fully incorporated institute.




Studying at ICS


Qualifying examinations pursuant to becoming a member of the Institute are administered through the Branch Secretariat in Melbourne.  Click on the Education icon to find out what subjects are offered.

The New Zealand Chapter offers the Understanding Shipping Course for new entrants to the shipping industry and liaises with the Branch Distance Learning Centre, based in Australia, for the Foundation Diploma and Qualifying Examinations.

These are all internationally recognised qualifications.

In addition, the Branch can provide for the delivery of bespoke professional development courses and workshops.


For more information on Institute membership, course registration or upcoming social events, please contact the Branch Secretariat.


Members Area
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ICS Qualifying Examinations for April 2015 - Prep Day 2015 - 21 March in Melbourne and 28 March in Auckland.  We wish all our candidates the very best.

ICS Gala Industry Dinner 2015 - We look forward to greeting you at the ICS Branch Gala Industry Dinner will be held on Friday 14 August 2015 at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne.

Bespoke Professional Development Courses - The ICS (ANZ Branch) is offering bespoke courses and workshops specific to the needs of the client, delivered by ICS approved tutors.

Southern Sojourn - Our Branch Chairman captures the salient news features of the recent Head-Office visit.

Annual General Meeting 2014 - The ICS Branch AGM was held on Thursday 14 August 2014 in Melbourne.

We welcome our newest Members - The ANZ Branch is pleased to welcome our newest members.

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