Ports of entry New South Wales

Coffs Harbour

Position:
Latitude: 30°18'S
Longitude: 153°09'E

Charts of Area:
AUS 220

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details

Address:
International Marina,
Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Telephone: 02 6656 8500 (24 hours)
Fax: 02 6656 8555

Department of Agriculture contact details
Managed by Sydney Department of Agriculture Office.

Boarding Station for Arrival:
Outer Harbour courtesy Buoys, Northern side of timber jetty.

Port Draughts:
High Tide mark - 5 metres

Eden

Position:
Latitude: 37°04.30'S
Longitude: 149°56.30'E

Charts of Area:
AUS 191 and 806

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details

Address:
253 Imlay St (Snug Cove)
Eden NSW 2551
Telephone:
02 6496 8000
Fax: 02 6496 8088

Department of Agriculture Contact details
Managed through Port Kembla.
Serviced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Boarding Station for arrival:
Contact Eden Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol on Ch 16 prior to arrival.

Port Draughts:
36 metres at entrance. Main 7.3 - 2.5 metres, breakwater 8.8 - 3.5 metres.

Lord Howe

Position
Latitude: 31°32'S
Longitude: 159°04'E

Charts of Area:
AUS 610

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details
Telephone: 02 6563 2481 (business hours)
Fax: 02 6563 2131

Department of Agriculture contact details
Serviced by the Department.

Boarding Station for Arrival
Arriving vessels must contact Lord Howe Island by Maritime Radio prior to entering lagoon

Port Draughts Lagoon 2.3 metres (maximum)

Note: Due to staffing restraints on Lord Howe Island we are unable to provide Department of Immigration Border Protection and Department of Agriculture clearances for arriving and departing smallcraft. Craft are still allowed to use Lord Howe Island as a tech stop (refuelling, provisioning) but,

  • For smallcraft landing at Lord Howe Island from overseas, must make their next landfall at one of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection declared ports on mainland Australia. (Sydney, Newcastle, Eden, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane)
  • For craft departing for overseas via Lord Howe Island will need to obtain their clearance at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection declared ports on mainland Australia. (Sydney, Newcastle, Eden, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane)

Passengers onboard arriving and or departing smallcraft are not permitted to break their journey on Lord Howe Island and make their way to mainland Australia by commercial aircraft. Additionally no arriving and or departing smallcraft can take on passengers on Lord Howe for transport to the mainland or overseas destination. Normal biosecurity restrictions apply whilst at Lord Howe Island, no food or animals to be taken onto the Island from the vessel.

To confirm the details of your intended arrival at Lord Howe Island ,and restrictions that currently apply, contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Coffs Harbour Office on 02 6656 8500.

Newcastle

Position:
Latitude: 32°56'S
Longitude: 151°47'E

Charts of Area:
AUS 207 and 208

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details

Address:
 L2, 28 Honeysuckle Dr
Newcastle NSW 2300
Telephone:
02 4926 7500 (business hours)
0421 051 939 (after hours)
Fax: 02 4926 7555

Department of Agriculture Contact details
Telephone:
02 4935 6700 (business hours)
0438 440 950 (after hours)
Fax: 02 4962 4460

Boarding Station for arrival:
Finger A, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

Port Draughts:
15.2 metres abeam of Nobbys Signal Station.

Norfolk Island

Position:
Latitude: 29°03'S
Longitude: 267°95'E

Charts of Area:
AUS 609

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details

Address:
Australian Government Centre
Taylor’s Road, Burnt Pine
Norfolk Island

Telephone:
0011 6723 22900 (business hours)
0011 6723 51881 (after hours)

VHF Channel 16 is monitored during business hours only.

Note: All vessels arriving at Norfolk Island from overseas ports, or departing from Norfolk Island to an overseas post must undertake Australian immigration, customs and biosecurity clearance at Norfolk Island.

Vessels intending to depart from an Australian mainland port to Norfolk Island must obtain a Customs clearance from the Australian Border Force (ABF). Although such movement of crew and passengers is considered domestic travel, customs controls remain in place over all goods (including the vessel). All vessels must report to the ABF on Norfolk Island on arrival.

Vessels that have arrived at Norfolk Island from an overseas port and intend to travel on to an Australian mainland port must request a Customs clearance from the ABF prior to departing. Clearances will only be given to proceed directly to another Australian ‘Port of Entry’ where a further clearance will be undertaken on arrival. Masters of vessels should note the restrictions on the availability of Lord Howe Island as a port of entry.

Department of Agriculture Contact details
Telephone:
0011 6723 22441 (business hours)
0438 440 950 (after hours)

Boarding Station for arrival:
Cascade Jetty or Kingston Jetty (weather dependent)

Port Kembla/Wollongoing

Position:
Latitude: 34°28'S
Longitude: 150°54'E

Charts of Area:
AUS 195

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details
Wollongong NSW 2500
Telephone:
02 4222 3900 (business hours)
0418 245 451 (after hours)
Fax: 02 4222 3950

Department of Agriculture contact details

Address:
No. 6 Jetty, Port Kembla Gateway,
Port Kembla Outer Harbour,
Port Kembla NSW 2505
Telephone:
02 4274 4791 (business hours)
0409 609 786 (after hours)
Fax: 02 4274 3135

Boarding Station for arrival:
Small Craft Reporting Buoy (Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Department of Agriculture) pending installation between Jetty No 3 and No 4 . Current arrangements to drop anchor between Jetty No 3 and No 4 until further advice from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Port Draughts:
17 metres at entrance and 8-16 metres alongside various wharves.

Sydney

Position:
Latitude: 33°45'S
Longitude: 151°17.5'E

Charts of Area:
AUS 197, 200 - 203

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details
Boarding Officer
Telephone:
02 8339 6136 (business hours)
0418 215 192 (after hours)
Fax: 02 8339 6281

Department of Agriculture contact details:
Telephone:
02 9693 5100 (business hours)
0418 642 162 (after hours)
Fax: 02 9667 1574

Boarding Station for arrival:
Department of Immigration and Border Protection Jetty
(Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Department of Agriculture)
Neutral Bay (Approx. 33°50.6'S - 151°12.95'E)

Port Draughts:
24 metres at entrance, for other - refer to charts