Newcastle Port Corporation became part of Port Authority of New South Wales on 1 July 2014, in conjunction with the ports of Sydney, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba, after the successful long-term lease by the NSW Government to a new lessee: the Port of Newcastle Ltd. Port Authority retains the responsibility for the provision of the piloting service and the Harbour Master functions within the port.
Pilotage is the only statutory charge at Newcastle Harbour managed by Port Authority. It is a compulsory charge levied to all commercial vessels, including cargo and passenger vessels, piloted fishing vessels, research vessels and piloted tugs.
Pilotage - 2021/22
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Charge levied to all piloted movements, both in and out of Newcastle. It is compulsory for all commercial vessels, unless exempted by section 75 of the Marine Safety Act 1998
|Rate per Movement = Boarding Fee + [Rate per Vessel's Gross Tonnage on a Tier Basis x Location Multiplier]||Newcastle's Pilotage Charges|
Newcastle is a river port located approximately 10k away from the ocean to its farthest navigable point. For this reason, pilotage charges in Newcastle have a multiplier value based on the location of the berth across the river, which reflects both the distance a pilot needs to travel and the time a pilot is required when boarding into a vessel.
Below are the location sectors with their respective berth codes and location values.
|Location Sector||Berth||Location Multiplier|
|Entrance||T1, TB, QW||0.50|
|West Basin||CAR, E1, E2, W1, W3, W4, SP||1.00|
|Lower Dyke||CH, D1, D2||1.10|
|Koor GC||K2, K3, M4, B6||1.20|
|Koor Coal||K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, K9, K10||1.40|
If you require information on port charges at Newcastle port other then the pilotage contact the Port of Newcastle
Click here to download the Schedule of Port Charges - effective 1 April 2022: FY 2021/22 Schedule of Port Charges for Port Authority of New South Wales
Click here to download the Schedule of Port Charges - effective 2 February 2022: FY 2021/22 Schedule of Port Charges for Port Authority of New South Wales
Pricing - information for stakeholders
For further information regarding port charges in Newcastle Harbour, please contact:
Senior Commercial Analyst
phone: +61 2 9296 4999
phone: +61 2 9296 4999