Port Kembla Frequently Asked Questions
Port Kembla is a major dry bulk multi commodity port. The organisation that controls pricing for products across the wharf is NSW Ports.
Cargo, including vehicles, is the responsibility of the Australian Amalgamated Terminals.
Access to port assets, including access to the eastern and northern Breakwaters is via NSW Ports.
There are stringent conditions imposed on yachts/boats being launched from ships or from the terminal into the water. Without adhering to these conditions the yacht/boat may incur significant additional costs and/or fines.
The requirements are available on the Port Kembla page (Certificate of Capacity).
There are enforced prohibited areas where boats are not able to go and other areas where boats are not allowed to anchor.
Members of the public are allowed to fish from the public accessible areas of the shore within the Water of Port Kembla port.
These areas are:
North and South breakwaters when open (Opening and closing is controlled by NSW Ports NOT the Port Authority)
Foreshore Road in areas not cordoned off by a fence or security gates
Christie Drive – so long as fishing lines do not interfere with passing traffic.
Seawall Road when open (controlled by NSW Ports and Port Kembla Coal Terminal NOT the Port Authority)
Recreational vessels should not impede the passage of ships through the harbour. Financial penalties apply if this occurs.
Keep well clear, out of the prohibited areas and not within 50m of any port structure. A ship and the associated tugs can create dangerous water conditions for small craft. Well in advance, move your boat toward the closest jetty or breakwater as quickly and as safely as possible. Stay there until the ship and the tugs are past and the water turbulence has subsided.