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Page last updated on 24-08-2021.


A Deed of Licence for Use of the Port of Townsville (the Deed) has been entered into between the State of Queensland (representing the cruise industry), the Commonwealth of Australia (representing the Department of Defence) and Port of Townsville Limited (POTL).  This document establishes arrangements to ensure access to the berth is guaranteed to cruise and naval vessels for specific time allocations per annum.  Outside these periods, the opportunity for use of the berth for commercial operations is realised.


For any naval visits to Port of Townsville please ensure contact is made with:

Port Services, HMAS Cairns


Port Facilities and Services

Berth 10 consists of a main wharf, secondary wharf at right angles suitable for RoRo operations and a substantial wharf backing area available for marshalling vehicles.

Berth 10 Facilities
  • Quay line fuel valves for diesel with flow rate of 350,000 L/hr
  • Quay line potable water manifold connecting the Townsville City Council municipal water supply 
  • Quay line sewage manifold for sewage connecting to Townsville City Council sewage system
    (subject to Trade Waste Agreement)
  • Wash bay facility available
  • Quay line and land side hydrant connections to port saltwater fire system
Quayside Terminal Facilities
  • can process up to 1000 passengers onto or off a security regulated vessel
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Free Wi-fi 
  • Undercover meet and greet area
  • Multi-bay bus and taxi rank area including excellent turn around spaces
  • Public amenity including toilets
  • Australian Customs, Border Protection and Department of Agriculture passenger processing
  • Ticketing area

If you require Port Security assistance please follow the link below:

Port Security

For Defence general enquiries you can contact:

Manager Operations
(07) 4781 1500