Access Cards

Applications for Port Access Cards are to be made online as per the instructions below.

What is an Access Card?

An access card is a swipe card that provides gate entry into the Port. Access cards are designed for use by Port Users who require daily access to the Port area for work purposes.

Prior to applying for an access card, it is a requirement for entry to the Port of Townsville that all visitors are to have completed a Port of Townsville Safety Induction. Complete the online safety induction here

How do I apply?

You must have approval from an Authorised Company Representative located within the Port area to apply.

The cost for an Access Card is $29.25. Payment options include payment in person, over the phone, direct debit or invoicing for company accounts. Contactless payment is encouraged during COVID19.


Where do I collect my Access Card?

To ensure our people, customers and community remain safe during the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Port’s Administration office will only be open between the hours of 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) effective Monday, 3 August 2020.

Applicants are requested to attend the Administration office during the above hours if paying the card fee in person and/or collecting their access card, noting that social distancing and good hygiene practices will need to be adhered to.

We appreciate your understanding during this period. If you have any inquiries regarding the revised arrangements for Port Access Card applications, please do not hesitate to contact the Port at or on 47811500.

Cruise Schedule

A Federal Government restriction is current for all international cruise ships entering into Australian waters until 17 December 2020.