Use of port facilities
Information about the standard terms and conditions for use of Port of Melbourne port facilities and links to relevant documents and pages are below.
Use of port facilities
Revised Terms and Conditions – effective 1 September 2022
Port of Melbourne’s commercial trading Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) have recently been updated for legislative changes and references, third party references and other minor changes. The T&Cs relate to Channel Access, Owners Berthing at Dedicated Facilities, Common User Wharves, Common User Terminals.
The updated Terms and Conditions will come into effect from 1 September 2022 and are now available below:
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Channel Access
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Berth Hire at Common User Wharves
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Hirer’s Access to Common User Terminals
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Owners Berthing at Dedicated Facilities
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Terms and Conditions
The current set of T&C’s valid until 31 August 2022 are below:
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Channel Access (PDF)
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Owners Berthing at Port of Melbourne Dedicated Facilities (PDF)
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Owners Berthing at Port o Melbourne Common User Facilities (PDF)
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Hirers’ Access to Common User Terminals (PDF)
* Standard Terms and Conditions were updated as at 25 September 2019 to reflect updates to processes and changes in law.
Port Load Chart
Guidance on the maximum allowable loads permitted on wharves, piers and shed floors at port-owned facilities at the Port of Melbourne.
- Port Load Chart (PDF)
Non-Standard Load Lifts
The Non-Standards Load Lift process must be followed for any lifts or loads that will exceed the port load chart limits.
Click here to view the Non-Standard Load Lift Procedure.
Click here to complete the Non-Standard Load Application Form.
Handling dangerous cargoes
Information and guidelines for handling dangerous cargoes in the Port of Melbourne
Bulk liquid berth guidelines and forms
These are interactive PDF forms. Please download, open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, type in your information, save and email to Port of Melbourne using the email link on the form.
Port Rule No. 1 – Dry bulk handling
The standard for handling dry bulk cargoes on vessels and wharves at the port.
- Port Rule No. 1 (PDF, 2.2Mb)
Information on security at the port.
Details of shipping tariffs and port charges at the Port of Melbourne
For more information
Tel: +61 1300 857 662