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Australia/New Zealand Branch

Australia and New Zealand Branch


The Australia and New Zealand Branch www.icsanz.com was founded in 1998. The Branch continues to flourish and currently has about 100 members. The Branch promotes professionalism in shipping through education both at the company and government levels.

Geographically the Branch covers an area the size of Europe with members of the Committee spread from Fremantle in the west to Brisbane in the east and as far as Auckland in the south, though the majority of members still reside in Melbourne and Sydney. The membership are employed in a wide variety of commercial shipping including competitive brokerage and as employees in shipping company offices (liner and bulk), charterer's offices and government departments.

In the education arena the Branch is a recognised Institute Teaching Centre (ITC), and for some years has provided a steady stream of students sitting exams in centres around Australia and New Zealand including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland. The wide geographical area poses logistical challenges for holding examinations but is efficiently handled by the ITC.

Besides structured Institute courses, the Branch has developed and delivers bespoke short-courses/workshops on a variety of chartering subjects. These have recently been held in Brisbane and Melbourne. We also run a successful series of industry seminars on topical matters most recently in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

On the social and networking front, the highlight of the social calendar is the annual Industry Party held in Melbourne every August, with members from all over Australia and New Zealand attending.  The Branch has also initiated the Young Professionals Melbourne (YPM) group, designed to facilitate the meeting of the young (under-35s) professionals in the maritime industry.


Who's who in 2018-2019

Chairman Nick Vann FICS
New Zealand Chapter Chairman   Capt Robert Hawkins FICS   
Vice Chairman William Macdonald FICS
Secretary Manisha Taneja MICS

Young Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

For younger members, including students and perhaps for those that are still young at heart (only if you can understand the "modern speak"), there are several Young ICS members (YICS) located in the major centres as a point of contact for social events and collaboration in study where assistance may be sought.

YICS contacts:

Melbourne Jessica Warren jessica@glsa.com.au
Brisbane Tim Polson tpolson@aisbrokers.com.au
Sydney Emily Pointon emily.pointon@cslships.com


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Australia and New Zealand Branch)

Business address:

Level 35,  600 Bourke Street

Postal address:

PO Box 80

Please note, the ANZ Branch does not have a dedicated telephone number. Initial contact is by email only after which the relevant office bearer/member of the committee will contact you and establish a line of communication.

Email: icsanz@icsanz.com

Website: www.icsanz.com


New Zealand Chapter

Postal Address:
PO Box 46216
Herne Bay, Auckland
New Zealand

Phone:+64 9 307 9122

Email: nzadmin@icsanz.com


E: icsanz@icsanz.com

W: www.icsanz.com