The Hunter’s economic gateway to the world

The largest port on the East Coast and Australia’s oldest export port, Newcastle Harbour is a vital economic gateway to the resource-rich Hunter Valley and the north and northwest of NSW.

With over 2,200 trade vessels visiting the port each year, Newcastle Harbour is one of the largest tonnage throughput ports in the country, exporting valuable bulk cargo such as coal, grain, vegetable oils, alumina, fertiliser and ore concentrates to markets overseas.

Newcastle’s landside port operations are managed by Port of Newcastle

Vessel movements
Wave, Wind & Tide

For up to date information on Hunter Coastal Waters visit the Bureau of Meteorology site

BOM - Hunter Coastal Waters

BOM - Weather Forecast Newcastle

BOM - 128km Newcastle Radar Loop 

Berths and Channels

Newcastle Harbour is one of Australia's most diverse regional ports and one of the world's largest coal export ports. With about 2000 ship visits (or 4600 ship movements) per year and up to 23 vessel movements within a 24 hour period, the port provides major economic benefit to the city, the region and the State of NSW. 

Berths in Newcastle Harbour are managed by Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd (PON).

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