Current fees

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Effective date of current fees

The fees and charges listed on this page are effective as of 1 July 2014. All fees and charges listed are in Australian Dollars (A$) and exclude GST.


Wharfage will be charged in respect of cargo which passes on, over, under, through, to or from any berth, wharf, pier, bank, shore, structure or other place within the Port of Port Hedland (the Port), or between vessels within the Port, or over the rail of a vessel (to or from shore, barge, lighter, water, structure or other place within the Port when moored at a berth, wharf, pier, bank, shore, structure or other place within the Port.

Cargo category Fee
Bulk liquids (acid, oil, bitumen) $4.65 per tonne
Bulk minerals (0 – 300,000 tonnes) $1.50 per tonne
Bulk minerals (more than 300,000 tonnes)           $1.25 per tonne
Container: 20-foot (filled) $96.00 per unit
Container: 20-foot (empty) $10.30 per unit
Container: 40-foot (filled) $192.00 per unit
Container: 40-foot (empty) $20.60 per unit
Livestock: sheep/goats $0.45 per head
Livestock: cattle $1.35 per head
Hazardous cargo $4.80 per tonne
All other cargo $3.85 per tonne or m3 (whichever is greater)

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Temporary storage laydown area


Storage period  Container type Fee
1 - 3 days All No charge
> 3 days 20-foot (6.1m) $17.90 each per week
> 3 days 40-foot (12.2m) $35.80 each per week

General cargo

Storage period Fee
1 - 3 days No charge
4 - 10 days $0.31 per m2 per day
> 10 days $0.62 per m2 per day


Berthage charges are based on the length overall (LOA) of the vessel.

Vessel size (LOA) Fee (per hour)
< 30 metres $39.70
30 – 60 metres $79.45
60 - 100 metres $105.95
100 - 150 metres $198.65
150 - 200 metres $282.60
200 - 250 metres $353.25
> 250 metres $423.30

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Pilotage fees are charged when a pilot is required to aid in the navigation of vessels within the harbour.
Fees are based on the gross register tonnage (GRT) of the vessel.
Please go to fee exemptions to see if you qualify for a pilotage fee exemption.

Pilotage charges

Vessel size (GRT) Fee
10,825 - 19,999 $0.5148 per GRT
< 10,825 (minimum charge) $5,573.80 per vessel
20,000 - 39,999 $11,007.35 per vessel
40,000 - 59,999 $14,020.15 per vessel
60,000 - 79,999 $15,229.90 per vessel
> 80,000 $15,954.45 per vessel

Other pilotage related charges

Interport movements Fee
< 1,000 GRT $1,211.00 per vessel
> 1,000 GRT $1,694.95 per vessel
Cancellation/attendance fee $454.55 per vessel
Pilotage exemption certificate fee $660.00 (incl. GST)
Local knowledge certificate $45.00 (incl. GST)

To contact Port of Port Hedland pilotage operators visit our business directory.


Tonnage charge Fee
Minimum charge $579.65 per vessel
Tonnage $0.22 per GRT
Cape size vessel > 60,000 GRT surcharge $0.1410

Effecive October 1, 2017 



Minimum Charge

$678.19 per vessel


0.2574 per GRT

Cape size vessel > 60,000 GRT surcharge

0.1650 per GRT

Please go to fee exemptions to see if you qualify for a tonnage fee exemption.

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Oil Spill Equipment for Lease

We have a variety of oil spill equipment available for hire in the event an oil spill occurs.

We conduct all oil response activities in accordance with AMSA’s National Plan which states “the polluter pays”.

For further details and to report any oil spills kindly contact Port Hedland Port Control:

Port of Port Hedland Port Control VHF Channel 16
VHF Channel 12
+61 8 9173 0030


The vessel security charge is currently $0.04 per gross register tonne (GRT).

Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)

The application fee for a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) varies depending on the length of the card validity.

Fees include GST.

2 year card $250.00
4 year card $500.00
Replacement card (lost, stolen or damaged) $65.00

Find out more about how to apply for an MSIC or replace an MSIC card.

Miscellaneous fees and charges

Other fees charged for Port Hedland berths and facilities include:

Shiploader hire (east side) $2.90 per tonne
Small vessel mooring casual hire $11.30 per vessel per day
Fresh water $3.90 per kilolitre per tonne

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For information on fee exemptions, visit our fee exemptions page.