Accredited Grain Surveyor Assurance (AGSA) Scheme

The Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS) and representatives of Australia's shipping and grain export industries have finalised and implemented the Accredited Grain Surveyor Assurance (AGSA) Scheme.

The AGSA scheme outlines the requirements for marine surveyors to be accredited to perform bulk vessel surveys and as of the 1st of July 2023,  anyone wishing to survey bulk vessels to load prescribed plants or plant products must be accredited by AIMS under the AGSA Scheme.

The Fact sheet - changes affecting export bulk vessels gives important information on this scheme.

As the AGSA Scheme progresses there will be additional Guidance Notes, Fact Sheets and other documents that accredited surveyors will need to be aware of and these can be found under the Guidance Notes and Documents page. Grain-Surveyor-Guidance-Notes-Documents 

If you have questions about becoming an accredited grain surveyor you can contact AIMS at or DAFF at

Last update 26/9/2023

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