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 next Commercial Shipping Practice course will be held in Brisbane on 2nd & 3rd October 2019.


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 and New Zealand Branch is a local Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, incorporated in London by Royal Charter. The Branch is sub-divided into two Chapters.

The Australian Chapter has about 80 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 about 20 members.  The New Zealand Branch provides services to the South Pacific.

Studying at ICS

Qualifying examinations pursuant to becoming a member of the Institute are administered by the Australia and New Zealand Branch.

The Branch is a recognised Institute Teaching Centre offering  the internationally recognised ICS Tutorship program to prepare students for the qualifying examinations.

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


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

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.

International Tutorship Program - The Australia and New Zealand Branch is also an International Teaching Centre, bringing the International Tutorship program right to your doorstep. Find out more by emailing icsanz@icsanz.com.

All Hands! - Read our Branch Newsletter

Annual General Meeting 2019 - The ICS Branch 2019 AGM was held on Thursday 29 August in Melbourne. The minutes of the AGM will be distributed shortly.

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