Types of membership

Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers means much more than the initials after your name. As the largest network of professional shipbrokers, managers and agents, ICS membership is internationally recognised as a mark of professionalism in the shipping industry.

Membership categories are listed below. This link will provide you with detailed information regarding each category of membership including specific entry requirements – or contact us for information on how you can become a member.

MICS Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
   Election as Member PDF
FICS Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
   Election to Fellowship PDF
Student Person registered to take ICS examinations
Retired FICS or MICS with at least 25 consecutive years ICS membership
   Application for Retired Member status PDF
Life Branch nominee and Controlling Council approval
Honorary Fellowship By invitation of the Controlling Council

Subscription rates for the year 2019-2020:

The membership year is from 1 June to 31 May, each year. Members are reminded that henceforth all membership fees must be paid directly to the Head Office in London.  Members will receive a letter from Head Office advising them of the fee to be paid and how to login to the membership database www.shipbrokers.org, to do so. Please contact us if you have not yet received your 2019-2020 subscription notice.

ICS lapsed membership policy:

The ICS year runs from 1 June to the 31 May each year.
Each member is invoiced via e-mail and/or mail on 1 May.
Subscription must be paid by 1 June.

A subscription reminder letter is sent to all unpaid members via e-mail and/or mail in August.

A final reminder letter for payment is sent to all outstanding members via e-mail and/or mail in January.

Unpaid members will be reminded in May by email and/or mail that they will become lapsed on 31 May.

If a member does not pay their subscription either directly to head office or to their local branch by 31 May, then they are considered to be a lapsed member and their status is changed accordingly on both Branch office and Head Office records.

The list of members and non-members on the website will be updated in June each year.

The membership status of a lapsed member can be re-established if they settle the outstanding balance on their account.


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.

All Hands! - Read our Branch Newsletter

Annual General Meeting 2021 -

The 21st  Annual General Meeting of the ICS Australia and New Zealand Branch will be held on:

Date: Monday 23 August 2021

Time: 1100 Perth  I  1300 Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane  I  1500 New Zealand

Duration: approximately 1 hour

Mode: Teleconference.

If you have not received your emailed/mailed invitation, please Contact Us.

WEBINAR on Maritime Cyber Risk Management 

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