Australia received support from 146 of the 165 member states present, putting us in equal first place with Germany.
The Council is the executive arm of the IMO, responsible for supervising the work of the Organization in between sessions of Assembly.
Category B is reserved for 10 states with the largest interest in seaborne trade.
This strong election result demonstrates Australia’s status as a significant maritime nation, including as the largest bulk exporter in the world.
Australia’s re-election ensures our interests will continue to be represented at the highest levels of international maritime policy-making.
It also means international ships transiting our pristine waters are safe, clean and operating under the highest international standards.