Port Open Access Arrangements for vessels, stevedores and short-term property licences

Port of Newcastle is committed to ensuring transparent and open access to the land side and port side services and facilities provided by it at the Port.

The Port has accordingly established the following open access arrangements for users:

Vessel Open Access Terms

If you are the owner, operator or charterer of a vessel and wish to obtain access to the Port’s channel and berthing facilities please view the Vessel Open Access Terms.

Stevedoring Open Access Terms for Common User Berths

Port of Newcastle encourages competition in the provision of stevedoring services from the Common User Berths (currently Kooragang 2 and 3, Mayfield 4, Dyke 1 and 2, and Western Basin 3 and 4 berths). Port of Newcastle accordingly offers access to stevedores to the Common User Berths on an open access basis.  Read more information about Stevedoring Open Access Terms for Common User Berths. 

The Newcastle Bulk Terminal Rules and Newcastle Multipurpose Terminal Rules ensure the most efficient and productive use of Terminal berths and access for all users.

Property and Trade Short Term Licences

Port of Newcastle welcomes approaches from prospective users of Port land to obtain access to Port land and facilities for uses such as cargo assembly/disassembly and storage. If you would like to apply to Port of Newcastle to enter into a short term licence arrangement to occupy and use Port land for your business needs, read more about Property and Trade Short-term Licences.