About the Marine Industry
The Australian marine industry is a significant industry in its own right, as well as a major service provider to other industries and a major contributor to the economy through both manufactured products and services. The industry is represented in all Australian States and Territories and is particularly important to the economic sustainability and growth of many regions.
The industry has demonstrated a strong capacity to successfully operate in both domestic and international markets. The industry is a major contributor to the economy, with a GVP of $8 billion a year and direct employment of around 22,000 people. Australia is a world leader in the design of large, high-speed, multi-hull aluminium vessels. Exports in 2009-10 were $422 million, and additionally, international marine tourism and recreational activities were worth $1.8 billion.