Our Guarantee

George & Sim Marine Surveyors guarantee that any work performed by our company will be conducted in a professional manner and will be completed promptly and efficiently.

If you are not fully satisfied, please contact us immediately.



Our Clients

We have a wide range of clients and some of our typical clients include major Shipping Lines , various P & I Clubs, Stevedores and Terminal Operators, Freight Forwarders and International Underwriters.




Health and Safety Policy - Staying Safe is Our Main Priority

George & Sim Marine Surveyors will carry out their activities in such a manner so as to protect the health and safety of any person with whom they may come in contact in the course of their professional duties and of the community in general, while paying proper regard to protecting the environment.

To achieve this, we undertake to:
* Provide and maintain healthy and safe work areas in our premises and to properly maintain equipment.
* Review work methods and equipment in search of improvements, in the belief that injuries and occupational illness can be prevented.
* Ensure that all our staff is conversant with all relevant health, safety and environmental information available.

Contact Us Now

We are Here for Our Customers 24/7. George & Sim Marine Surveyors provide a 24 hours service. The company is based in Port Melbourne. We can always be contacted after hours:

(Mark McIlwain)0419 033 833
(Peter Bosman) 0408 367 074

Email: surveyor@georgeandsim.com.au

Address Our office is conveniently located in Port Melbourne:
PO Box 874 St
Port Melbourne
VIC 3207

Australian Registered Business ABN: 12 563 526 879

Who We Are



"George and Sim" has been a name associated with the Port of Melbourne ever since 1923, when Captains Stanley Sim and George Moira commenced a Marine Surveying business at the bottom end of Queen Street. This partnership was first incorporated in 1975, and after a restructure George & Sim Marine Surveyors Pty. Ltd. was formed in 1998 in order to maintain this proud name in the Maritime Industry.

As a privately owned marine surveying company based in the Port of Melbourne, it aims to provide a detailed, personalised and quality service to the commercial shipping industry.

George & Sim Marine Surveyors provides services to the major carriers servicing the trades from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Special areas of interest include vehicle transport, pre-shipment inspections, securing of project cargoes (on flatracks and on board), container inspections, including damage, spillage, contamination and shortages, for ship owners, charterers, cargo interests and insurance companies.

Years Of Experience


Mark McIlwain has been working for 30 years in various fields of the Maritime Industry, including towage and construction. Lately he has been the Senior Marine Surveyor with "Ocean Reef Marine Surveys", specialising in Luxury Yachts.

Mark has taken over the helm at George & Sim to steer it to a proud 100th year anniversary in 2023

Captain Bosman became a Surveyor after 12 years seagoing experience on general cargo vessels.

He joined George & Sim in 1976, and now acts as a Consultant to the Company.

During his 45 years as Surveyor he has worked on several major marine disasters, and on a wide variety of import and export cargoes, both containerised and in bulk. In the majority of these cases he has been representing the interests of the Shipping Lines, but can equally be relied on to represent Cargo Interests or their Underwriters.

Captain Bosman is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors, an Honarary Member of the Company of Master Mariners, a Member of the Nautical Institute, and an Associate of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.

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