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 […]

Report shows Port of Newcastle an economic powerhouse for NSW and Australia

Previous Next The Hunter’s trade gateway to the world contributes almost $1 billion to the local economy, according to the latest analysis from HoustonKemp Economists. The analysis, released this week, highlights the benefits of Newcastle’s port activity for the Hunter, state and national economies, including the positive impact on employment and household income. The port’s […]

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 […]

Get a bird’s eye view of one of Australia’s largest ports

Did you know that about one in four glasses of orange juice consumed in Australia is imported through Newcastle? Visible from the harbour foreshore and standing alongside Newcastle’s iconic grain silos, the green and white refrigerated tanks store citrus concentrate that is imported from Brazil. This is just one of many interesting facts highlighted in […]