Port of Portland:  03:57:23 Tue 21/09/2021

Port Security

The current Security Level for the Port of Portland is:


The Port of Portland has an approved Maritime Security Plan as required under the Maritime Transport Security Act 2003. The plan was officially approved by the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services on 1 July 2004.

Security Gates

Port of Portland has three (3) Electronic Security Gates for Port Entry Permit holders as follows:

RB Anderson Road GateBoth entry and exit traffic allowed – NO PEDESTRIANS allowed
No. 2 Quay Road GateOnly exit traffic allowed – NO PEDESTRIANS allowed
Main Breakwater GateBoth entry and exit traffic allowed – NO PEDESTRIANS allowed

Waterside Restricted Zones

Security Level 1:No waterside restricted zone
Security Level 2:100 metre to the waterside of the berth
Security Level 3:As for Level 2, plus the entire water area of the port boundary

Ship Requirements

The ship’s Master, prior to entering the Port of Portland, MUST report directly to the Port Control or via their respective Ship Agency the following:

  • current ship security level or any change to the ship security level whilst in port;
  • ship Security Officer contact details;
  • list of expected visitors/contractors;
  • nominated provedore;
  • crew list and identification;
  • any security incident (as defined under the ISPS code or Maritime Security Legislation) whilst in Port.

Security Levels

The Federal Government has determined, and will declare when necessary, three security levels:

Security Level 1:Minimum appropriate protective security measures will be maintained at all times
Security Level 2:Appropriate additional protective security measures will be enacted because of heightened risk of a security incident
Security Level 3:Further specific protective measures maintained for limited times when a security incident is probable or imminent, although it may not be possible to identify the specific target

In addition to normal security measures undertaken, additional security measures on the land and water may be implemented:

  • if directed by the Australian Office of Transport Security; and/or
  • the current ship security level is higher than the Security Level of the Port/Port Facility.

Additional security measures may include:

  • No entry without a valid MSIC Card;
  • Increased number of Port Security Guards;
  • Controlled access to the waterside Security Zone and/or additional Waterside Security Patrols;
  • Controlled access to Ship Security Zone and Landside Restricted Zone;
  • Additional fencing;
  • Random or compulsory inspection of all baggage/stores and vehicles.

Responsibility for the implementation of the additional security measures will be agreed via a Declaration of Security between the Ship and Port of Portland. The Port Security Officer must be consulted and agree with the security measures proposed to be implemented.

Port Security Contacts

Deputy Harbour Master / Marine Pilot / Port Security Officer
Altaf Hussain
+61 419 100 154
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Harbour Master / Marine Manager / Deputy Port Security Officer
Andrew Hays
+61439 209 120
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