Port of Portland

Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port strategically located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide. It is the international gateway for the Green Triangle Region, an area blessed with an abundance of natural resources.

The Port specialises in bulk commodities, particularly agricultural, forestry and mining products as well as aluminium and fertiliser. It has approximately six million tonnes in annual throughput.

The export trade includes grain, woodchips, logs, aluminium ingots and livestock, while import commodities are alumina, liquid pitch and fertiliser products. 

The Port's close proximity to shipping lanes and deep-water approaches provides unimpeded access right to the entrance of the harbour basin.

The Port is served by both road and rail systems, which bypass the City of Portland to allow 24-hour access. It delivers $2.5 billion into the region and the nation each year - a figure that will continue to grow.


Port of Portland is committed to making a positive contribution to the region in which we operate.

Our Community Sponsorship Program aims to assist local projects/events that reflect POPL's organisational values and positively contribute to our local community.

Port of Portland will consider sponsorship that supports the following categories:


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  • Local education programs aimed at giving young people opportunities for self-development and community service.
  • Community welfare programs or initiatives that assist disadvantaged groups.
  • Environmental improvement initiatives particularly, but not limited to, those relating to Portland Bay.
  • Sporting Club and events that particularly, but not limited to, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to become more active.

Click here for the Application Criteria and Guidelines

Click here to download the online Application Form


we are ports website buttonThe Port of Portland is partnering with Ports Australia and AUSMEPA in a nation-wide high school education program designed to provide students insight into the value and importance of ports to Australia’s more than 70 ports to the economy and local communities.  The We Are Ports high school education program will teach Australia’s younger demographic about the importance of Australia’s ports to the national economy and the value of trade that passes through the ports. 

Bayview College and Portland Secondary College have signed up to participate in the program.

For further information please contact the Port Social Media Officer on 0410 513 305.



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Currently there are no cruise ships scheduled for the remainder of 2017 or 2018.  Our next scheduled vessel is expected in January 2019.

Click here to view the Cruise Ship Schedule

For further information on Cruise Ship bookings please contact the Ports Business Development Unit on 03 5525 0900.

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