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Port Authority of New South Wales manages the navigation, security and operational needs of commercial shipping on Sydney Harbour and Port Botany, as well as the ports of Yamba in the State's north and Eden in the far south.

The services we provide include:

  • Pilot
  • Survey
  • Vessel Traffic
  • Marine Operations
Safety, security and environment.

 Port Authority of New South Wales also:

  • operates Sydney's two international cruise terminals (The Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and White Bay Cruise Terminal, west of the Harbour Bridge at Balmain) and the dry bulk facilities at Glebe Island.
  • plans, designs and develops port and cruise related facilities and infrastructure.

Our work frequently generates questions from members of the public, on subjects ranging from cruise and security to historical information and employment.

If you have a question about Port Authority of New South Wales or our operations, we invite you click on the link to our Frequently Asked Questions - and answers.