Delivering Sustainable Prosperity
Port for the Future
We exist to create prosperity for our communities and value for our customers and shareholders through world-leading sustainable operations.
The Port of Townsville is Northern Australia’s largest container and automotive port, and the country's leading exporter of copper, zinc, lead, sugar, fertiliser and molasses. Located in the heart of Northern Australia's largest city, the Port handles more than 30 diverse commodities and is a strategic defence and cruise port.
The Port of Lucinda is located 100 kilometres north of Townsville, and is the prime sugar export facility for the Hinchinbrook region.
Trade through our ports is forecast to treble over the next 30 years, and our $1.6 billion port expansion plan will ensure that we facilitate growth in a sustainable manner.
Port Vision 2050 sets out our journey to a sustainable future, with 12 strategic objectives and 27 initiatives across four priority areas to do more for the planet, the communities we serve, for our people and for the prosperity of our region as Australia's Port for the Future.
Changes to Port Access Cards
Please be advised that Port of Townsville is making changes to the application process for Port Access Cards. Click here to learn more.
2024 Community Fund
Applications are now open for our 2024 Community Fund. Click here for more info.
More than 300,000 international visitors enjoy cruising the Australian coastline each year, injecting more than $5bn into the economy and supporting more than 18,000 local jobs.
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Port of Townsville half-yearly trade update
The halfway mark in the financial year has delivered positive trade results for Port of Townsville. To the end of Q2, throughput at the Townsville and Lucinda ports totalled 4.1 million tonnes, comprising 1.3 million tonnes imported and 2.8 million tonnes exported. Some strong performers5th February 2024
Port offers $50,000 for community-minded projects
Applications for Port of Townsville’s 2024 Community Fund are now open, offering $50,000 to support not-for-profits, community groups, and school projects across North Queensland. Now in its fourth year, the Community Fund has already backed 50 community projects with a combined25th January 2024
Port of Townsville Closed. Condition RED now in effect.
Port of Townsville has moved to Condition RED and is preparing for official closure at 10am today in preparation for Tropical Cyclone Kirrily, expected to make landfall this evening. The Port is working to: Finalise evacuation of Port Staff and Port Users and secure the Port for closure at 1000. Mo