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:

For further information email

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.

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 security

Information on security at the port.

Port pricing

Details of shipping tariffs and port charges at the Port of Melbourne

For more information

Tel: +61 1300 857 662