Ports Australia is an Australianindustry trade group representing port authorities and corporations. According to its website, its membership includes Government owned ports, some privatised ports, state marine regulatory authorities and the Department of Defence through the Royal Australian Navy. It was originally formed in 1916 as the 'interstate harbour conference in Melbourne' and officially changed its name from Association of Australian Port and Marine Authorities in 2007. Its main offices are located in Sydney.
In addition to Ports Australia, the port management community in Australia includes semi-autonomous state and local port authorities and independent port operator companies.