Port of Newcastle is committed to growing the port's trade and sharing the benefits of trade growth with the surrounding community.


The Port's community sponsorship program aims to assist local community groups looking for a helping hand with their next community project, program or event.

Since the port lease commenced in May 2014, Port of Newcastle has awarded more than $400,000 to community projects spanning education, the environment, youth leadership and development and community health and well-being.

We look to support projects that invest in our region's future and make a measurable difference to the lives of people within our local community. 

When can I apply?

Port of Newcastle will run two funding rounds during the year:

Applications open Monday 9 April 2018
Applications close Friday 27 April 2018
Applications open September / October 2018. Date to be confirmed.

How to apply?

Our partners

Port of Newcastle is proud to partner with...

2017 Community Partnerships Program Recipients

2016 Community Partnerships Program Recipients

2015 Community and Industry Partnership Program Recipients

2014 Community and Industry Partnership Program Recipients


Projects that contribute to a safe and healthy work environment or increased trade, efficiency and innovation within the port.

Applications for Industry Partnerships will be considered throughout the year.

Enquiries or questions:
Contact the Communication team (Lauren Eyles or Sarah Kiely) on 61 4908 8200 or email


Port of Newcastle contributes at least $1 million annually to the Newcastle Port Community Contribution (NPCC) Fund, which was established by the NSW government in 2014. The NSW government also administers the NPCC Fund.

The NPCC Fund supports suitable projects which enhance or maintain landside infrastructure and community amenity around the Port of Newcastle. 

In 2016, the NPCC Fund awarded funding towards the renovation of Nobbys Surf Pavilion, new mooring facilities for the William the Fourth steamship and cleanup activities at Throsby Creek.

Find out more about applying for funding click here.


If you have any questions, please contact

Port of Newcastle Communications