Your Port. Our Community.

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 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 $1,000,000 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. 

Take a look at the projects we have funded:

How to apply?

  • Send an email or phone 4908 8200 for more information.


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