The Australian International Shipping Register (AISR) has been established to provide a competitive registration alternative for Australian shipowners and operators who predominantly engage in the international trades. Key features of the AISR include access to the income tax exemption and other tax incentives, as well as mixed crewing arrangements.
The AISR addresses the cost disadvantages previously experienced by Australian companies operating in the global shipping market, while maintaining high safety and environmental standards. The Australian Shipping Registration Office, which is part of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), is responsible for the registration of Australian ships. Further information on the AISR, including registration requirements, can be found on AMSA's website.