Forms and fees

Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act) provides that the parties to a conference agreement in respect of outwards or inwards liner cargo shipping may apply to the Registrar of Liner Shipping for its registration upon which certain conditional exemptions from sections 45 and 47 of the Act are granted.

The forms below can be used to:

The information provided on this website should be used as guidance material only. Shipping lines involved in international liner shipping services to Australia should refer directly to the Act and the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010. It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice. The Registrar of Liner Shipping may be contacted for guidance.


  • Form 1—Application for provisional registration of a conference agreement. PDF: 1629 KB
  • Form 2—Application for final registration of a conference agreement. PDF: 1032 KB
  • Form 3—Abstract of confidential parts of agreement. PDF: 1684 KB
  • Form 4—Notice of the happening of an affecting event. PDF: 989 KB
  • Form 5—Offer to give undertaking. PDF: 1424 KB
  • Form 6—Application by ocean carrier for registration of agent. PDF: 1447 KB
  • Form 7—Notice to change of agent change of address or change of particulars. PDF: 851 KB

Note a separate fee and form is required for inwards and outwards shipping.


The application fees are as follows:

Provisional registration of a conference agreementForm 1$360
Final registration of a conference agreementForm 2$210
Confidentiality requestForm 3$0
Notice of the happening of an affecting eventForm 4$0
Offer to give undertakingForm 5$0
Registration of ocean carriers agentForm 6$100
Change of ocean carrier agent, ocean carrier agent address or particularsForm 7$0
Copy of a full public register entry of whole file $60
Copy of part of a public register entry or part file $30

Note a separate fee and form is required for inwards and outwards shipping.

Contact for Registrar of Liner Shipping

Phone: 1800 005 221
GPO BOX 594, Canberra, ACT, 2601

Registrar of Liner Shipping – Privacy Statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the Department) is collecting personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), and as authorised under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act), for the purpose of registering liner shipping agreements under the scheme. Personal information collected may be:

  • disclosed when required or authorised by law
  • disclosed when required, to other Australian Government agencies.

If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to process your application.

Pursuant to s10.10 of the Act, certain information collected will be retained on a register and be open to public inspection. Confidentiality can be sought pursuant to s10.34 of the Act. Applications for confidentiality can be made via submission of Form 3.

For information about how you can access your personal information held by the Department, seek corrections or complain about a privacy breach, please refer to the Department’s Privacy Policy .

If you have any questions, please contact the Privacy Officer.