Skipped to content
Sydney Harbour

Berths and Facilities

Sydney Berths and Channels

For the latest information on berth dimensions and water depth at berths within Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Port Kembla, Port of Eden and Port of Yamba refer to the Berths and Channels (8 September 2021).

For a visual representation of the berths and channels, please see PANSW - Berths & Channels - PSOL Survey Areas.  This display is to be used in conjunction with the berths and channels document.

Athol Buoy, Point Piper Buoy and Bank Anchorage are available for short term use of seagoing ships when other alternative berths are unavailable. Bookings will be determined subject to suitability, weather conditions and availability. Please refer to the berths and channels and Harbour Master's Directions for further operational limitations when considering booking these facilities.

Application for special permission - wharf loading

If you need to operate a mobile crane or other mobile lifting device please download and submit the following form to cranes@portauthoritynsw.com.au:

Application to operate mobile crane or lifting device

Please note applications for special permission need to be submitted a minimum of 48 hours prior to lift taking place.

Load limits for Glebe Island and White Bay

Please download the following drawing for information on the load limits for Glebe Island and White Bay.

Load limits - Glebe Island and White Bay (3MB)

Disclaimer: Port Authority makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the load limit information provided in this plan or the soundness and suitability of wharves for the use to which they may be put by a user. Use of berths and wharves is at the sole risk of the user.


Glebe Island and White Bay berthing terms and conditions

The Glebe Island and White Bay berthing terms and conditions apply to any vessel’s entry into and use of the berthing boxes of Glebe Island and White Bay. 

Port Authority of New South Wales Operated:

Overseas Passenger Terminal

Precinct Name: Sydney Cove / Overseas Passenger Terminal
Berth Name: Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT)
Berth Type: Cruise ships
Terminal Operator: Port Authority of New South Wales

White Bay Cruise Terminal

Precinct Name: White Bay
Berth Name: White Bay Cruise Terminal (WBCT)
Berth Type: Cruise ships
Terminal Operator: Port Authority of New South Wales

Glebe Island 1, 2

Precinct Name: Glebe Island
Berth Name: Glebe Island 1, 2
Berth Type: Common user berth

Glebe Island 7

Precinct Name: Glebe Island
Berth Name: Glebe Island 7
Berth Type: Common user berth (gypsum, sugar)
Terminal Operator: Gypsum Resources Australia
Sugar Australia

Glebe Island 8

Precinct Name: Glebe Island
Berth Name: Glebe Island 8
Berth Type: Common user berth
Terminal Operator: Cement Australia

Private

Gore Cove 1 & 2

Precinct Name: Gore Cove
Berth Name: Gore Cove 1 & 2
Berth Type: Refined petroleum product / oil tanker
Terminal Operator:

Viva Australia
+61 2 8437 1238

Buoys

Refer to Berths and Channels and Harbour Master’s Directions for more information on operational limitations at these buoys and anchorages.