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Corporate entry Australian Shipping Commission (1974 - 1989)

Commonwealth of Australia

South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 October 1989
Sea Transport, Maritime Industry and Advisory or Regulatory Body
Alternative Names
  • Australian National Line (Parallel)
Reference No
CA 252
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
South Melbourne, Victoria


The Australian Shipping Commission replaced the Australian Coastal Shipping Commission in 1974. Like the Australian Coastal Shipping Commission, the Australian Shipping Commission traded under the name Australian National Line. In October 1989, the Australian Shipping Commission ceased to exist and a wholly owned company was created, Australian National Line (ANL) Limited.


 1942 - 1946 Commonwealth Marine Salvage Board
       1946 - 1961 Australian Shipping Board
             1956 - 1974 Australian Coastal Shipping Commission
                   1974 - 1989 Australian Shipping Commission

Published resources


Resource Sections

  • 'Primary description of agency CA 252; Australian Coastal Shipping Commission, Head Office/ (from 1974) Australian Shipping Commission, Head Office (trading as the Australian National Line). Registration of entity: 22 September 1987', in RecordSearch, National Archives of Australia, 2000, Details

Ailie Smith