Townsville Port Procedures and Information for Shipping
Townsville is the principal port in north Queensland and services a large area that includes the mining community at Mount Isa and the Greenvale nickel refinery. The main imports are refined fuel products, nickel ore, motor vehicles, cement and general cargo.
Exports include raw sugar, copper and zinc concentrates, refined lead, copper, zinc and nickel, high analysis fertiliser in bulk, molasses, frozen beef, and live cattle.
Townsville is also a regular port of call for cruise ships and naval vessels.
Townsville shipping manual
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Regional Harbour Master (Townsville)
Phone: +61 7 4421 8100z
Fax: +61 7 4721 2028w
Townsville Vessel Traffic Services
Phone: +61 1300 721 263z
Fax: +61 7 4721 0633w
VHF radio: channels 12 and 16
Port of Townsville Limited
Phone: +61 7 4781 1500z
Fax: +61 7 4781 1525w
- Port Marine Services
Phone: +61 7 4781 1684z
Fax: +61 7 4771 4493w
- Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Department of Home Affairs (Customs)
Fax: +61 2 6275 6331w
- Bureau of Meteorology
zLocal call—higher rates may apply outside local area or from mobile phones.
wLocal call—higher rates may apply outside local area.