The Multipurpose Terminal

Port of Newcastle’s Multipurpose Terminal is ideally located for the import and export of a diverse range of cargo, with direct access to national heavy vehicle and freight rail networks.

On berth, the Multipurpose Terminal has over 20,000 sqm of hardstand, with 16 hectares of adjacent storage space with flexibility to store and move cargo quickly or in stages.

This capability provides opportunities for local exporters and importers to capitalise on reduced transport distances, increased reliability and lower costs.

What we offer
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24/7 operations

Optimised operations to ensure channel and berth efficiency

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Current capability to berth vessels up to 265 metres, with two Liebherr LHM 550 Mobile Harbour Cranes on berth to provide loading and unloading support, along with terminal reefer capability

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Open access

Stevedoring open access provides three options (Qube, Linx or Newcastle Stevedores), along with transport open access (subject to Port induction)

Fees and charges

The Schedule of Service Charges for Port of Newcastle is applicable to the commercial use of Port of Newcastle’s Multipurpose Terminal (Mayfield 4 Berth)

Schedule 1 Port of Newcastle Service Charges

ChargeUnit of ChargeCharged toAUD ($)
Navigation services chargePer GTShipping Agent$0.6230 per GT for the first 50,000 GT plus $1.4023 per GT thereafter
Port Security ChargePer visitShipping Agent$2065.10
Utilities ChargePer visitShipping Agent$260.80
Site Occupation ChargesPer HourStevedore$348.19


ChargeUnit of ChargeCharged toWaterside Component (ex GST)Landside Component (ex GST)AUD ($)
Non-Containerised CargoPer RTConsignee/
Containerised Cargo
Import/Export – FullPer TEUConsignee$5.47$74.17$79.64
Import/Export – EmptyPer TEUConsignee$0.85$13.63$14.48

The terms and conditions relating to the above prices are set out in the complete Port of Newcastle Schedule of Service Charges.

Schedule 2 Wharf Storage (Import & Export) from 1 January 2024

UnitInvoiced toAUD ($)
Days 1 to 3
Days 4 to 6
Day 7 onwards
Per TEU per dayConsignee
Reefers (exc. monitoring $)
Days 1 to 3
Days 4 to 6
Day 7 onwards
Per TEU per dayConsignee
Hazardous Cargo
Days 1 to 3
Days 4 to 6
Day 7 onwards
Per TEU per dayConsignee
General Cargo
Days 1 to 3
Days 4 to 6
Day 7 onwards
Per SQM per dayConsignee

For further information on importing or exporting through the Multipurpose Terminal, contact