STEM scholarships create more tertiary education pathways for Indigenous students

Port of Newcastle has partnered with the University of Newcastle to launch its first Indigenous STEM Scholarship. The $30,000 partnership, which launched today, aims to enhance the Hunter Region’s capacity in meeting future technology-led jobs and to support tertiary education pathways for Indigenous students. The scholarship is open to Indigenous students who plan to complete […]

Port of Newcastle shares diversification plans with region’s leaders at Hunter Business Chamber CEO Connect event

On  Wednesday 14 October, Port of Newcastle joined the Hunter Business Chamber in hosting its CEO Connect event for 40 of the Hunter’s leading business identities.  The event was held at Harbourview Function Centre and attended by regional CEOs and Senior Executives of organisations belonging to the Hunter Business Chamber’s Hunter First membership.  Glenn Thornton, Port of […]

Trade feature: Project cargo

Project cargo is the transportation of large, complex and high value pieces of cargo involving the use of ships, cranes, trucks and trains to carefully move the heavy equipment. Port of Newcastle has seen a steady flow of project cargo over the past 12 months thanks to its close proximity to Sydney, the Hunter Valley […]

Community sponsorship spotlight: Zara’s House Refugee Women’s and Children’s Centre

Zara's House

Zara’s House Refugee Women’s and Children’s Centre is located in Jesmond and supports women as they rebuild their lives after fleeing conflict and experiencing the loss of family, home and country.   Port of Newcastle is proud to partner with Zara’s House in support of their Flourish in Newcastle program, which will engage local tradespeople and volunteers […]

Curious times for local theatre production company

Curious Legends, one of 12 local organisations supported through Port of Newcastle’s 2020 Sponsorship Program, is a local theatre company that believes in the inherent wonder of the world around us. Targeting school-aged students in the Newcastle area, the not-for-profit organisation offers shows, workshops and roving performances that embrace laughter, magic and the mysterious world […]


Port of Newcastle is pleased to announce the outcome of its 2020 sponsorship program, with funding and in-kind support provided to 12 local organisations.  The annual 2020 Sponsorship Program is a key component of the Port’s commitment to sustainability and being an active contributor to its local community.  Funding offered through the Community Sponsorship Program is in addition […]

Access to Northern Breakwaters Temporarily Restricted

Please be advised that access to the Northern Breakwater at Stockton is temporarily restricted due to storm damage to a light tower. An engineer has been engaged to inspect all of the lighting infrastructure on the breakwater. While this work is undertaken, public access to the Northern Breakwater will be restricted. Temporary fencing is now […]

Common sense decision on Newcastle port

Common sense decision on Newcastle port The statement below is attributable to Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody: “Port of Newcastle (PON) welcomes the revocation of the declaration of service at the Port of Newcastle. “PON has long maintained the view that the Port should never have been declared and that the NCC’s original position in […]

China International Study Tour

China International Study Tour Port of Newcastle’s Graduate Accountant, Larissa Banney, recently returned from China after completing an International Study Tour with the University of Newcastle.  Now in her final year of a Bachelor of Commerce, Larissa was awarded the scholarship as a result of her excellent academic achievement and the importance of China to […]

NSW Government supports a boost for proposed Newcastle gas import terminal

Port of Newcastle today welcomed New South Wales Government support for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at the Port. The Newcastle GasDock project – with an estimated direct onshore investment of up to AUD$250M* at the Port – today received Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) status from NSW Minister for Planning and […]