Port history

Melbourne’s history is intertwined with the port’s evolution as a trade gateway even before the foundation of the Melbourne Harbor Trust in 1877. The Trust formally established an authority for the development and management of the Port of Melbourne. 

Melbourne’s history is intertwined with the port’s evolution as a trade gateway even before the foundation of the Melbourne Harbor Trust in 1877. The Trust formally established an authority for the development and management of the Port of Melbourne.