Port of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle

About us


Port of Newcastle is Australia’s deepwater global gateway, the largest on the nation’s East Coast.

Port of Newcastle is more than a port. It exists to build Australia’s prosperity with responsible, integrated and innovative supply chain solutions.

With trade worth about $37 billion to the national economy each year, Port of Newcastle enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets.

The port currently handles 4,697 ship movements and 166 million tonnes of cargo annually. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the future prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia.

As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible future.

Our Values

Behind every ship movement, every tonne of cargo, are the people that keep the port operating. Our people are the engine room of our Port.

In 2020, led by PON’s Employee Engagement Forum, employees from across the business helped to define a new set of values that reflect our workplace culture and support our plans for the future.

Port of Newcastle’s values influence how we develop our strategy, how we measure performance, how we treat our colleagues and how we approach our work at PON. These are a guiding compass, a north star for everything we do at Port of Newcastle.

As custodians of our region’s critical asset, we are striving every day to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible Port for the future.

Working With Us

Get to know our community

We recognise that our staff are part of the community in which we operate. That’s why we are strong advocates for ‘giving back’ to local causes or rolling up our sleeves to support environmental projects around the Port.

Expand your skill-set

Working for Port of Newcastle, the breadth and scale of our business and operations presents a diverse range of opportunities to apply your professional expertise.

We believe in developing our people, nurturing their talent and in investing in our teams to build their skill-sets and add new capabilities.

Live work and play by the harbour

The Newcastle lifestyle is unrivalled, with a vibrant café and dining scene, Australia’s best beaches and the conveniences of a metropolitan hub. 

In 2019, Port of Newcastle moved its headquarters to a new custom-built office facility overlooking the harbour and close to cafes, shops and the beach.