Sea Transport is critical to Australia as an island nation. It links our products to overseas markets and allows us access to goods produced elsewhere. In fact, 99% of Australia’s international exports and imports travel via sea.
In Queensland, over 15 trading ports connect our export goods with other domestic and international markets, handling over 270 million tonnes per annum. By weight, Queensland’s biggest export is coal, followed by bauxite. Queensland also exports other bulk commodities, manufactured products and agricultural products in large quantities.
The importance of sea transport to Australia is being recognised through major port infrastructure upgrades across the country. This includes channel deepening in Adelaide and Melbourne, and the building of a new container terminal in Sydney.
- Queensland Shipping information and licensing page
- Notices to Mariners - Queensland marine safety information for mariners, organisations and other interested parties
Publications & Reports
- Queensland Collision Rules
- Queensland licensing, registration and safety management system
- Queensland safety equipment requirements for commercial and fishing ships
- Queensland Marine incidents - Safety Reports