Providing a vital link for the Bundaberg region’s industry for over a century, the Port of Bundaberg is situated 19 kilometres downstream from the City of Bundaberg, approximately five kilometres from the mouth of the Burnett River.
Since the Port of Bundaberg was transferred to Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) in November 2009, GPC has been working to develop the port’s potential. Ten years ago port trade consisted of only sugar and molasses and throughput was just 266,192 tonnes.
In 2018/19, we’ve more than doubled that figure to 548,278 tonnes through the Port of Bundaberg and it will continue to grow; we are readying the Bundaberg and Wide Bay Burnett regions to take full advantage of the future!
Port of Bundaberg Draft Land Use Plan
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has prepared a new Draft Land Use Plan for the Port of Bundaberg. The Draft Land Use Plan is now available for public submissions.
Land Use Plans are developed every eight years and provide an opportunity for the community to review and comment on how development on strategic port land is regulated and managed.
The plan identifies strategic port land to be used for port and industry development, and provides the framework for GPC to assess and approve development on port land.
Review the draft plan here, view or collect a copy from GPC’s Bundaberg or Gladstone office, or a copy can be forwarded by mail upon request.
Public consultation for the Port of Bundaberg Land Use Plan closed on 7 August 2020. The submissions received are currently being reviewed and any required amendments made.
Port of Bundaberg Precinct Outlook
Future-proofing our shared prosperity
We’re readying the Bundaberg and Wide Bay Burnett region's to take full advantage of the future with the release of our 50-year Precinct Outlook for the Port of Bundaberg.
The Precinct Outlook will harness the unprecedented opportunities offered by the next wave of globalisation, new energy and new technology. It focuses on creating the right infrastructure, opportunities and connections to address future domestic trends and global shifts.
We are resolute in our commitment to the Port of Bundaberg. When GPC became responsible for the Port of Bundaberg in 2009, throughput has more than doubled to more than 500,000 tonnes a year.
We achieved this by diversifying trade, investing in infrastructure and working alongside local Councils and industry.
We’re proud of our success to date at the Port of Bundaberg, and we’re committed to working with our local councils, industry and the community to future-proof our shared prosperity.
Our joint study, with the Bundaberg Regional Council and the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils, into the region’s trade potential, demonstrates our commitment as a community member and facilitator.
We have also been an active part of the Bundaberg community, contributing to local sponsorships and events through our Community Investment Program.
The Precinct Outlook further reinforces our commitment to Bundaberg and Wide Bay Burnett region, and we’re excited for what’s to come.
The Port of Bundaberg is serviced by two main wharves:
Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf — handles sugar, gypsum, wood pellets, bulk liquids, molasses and silica sand
John T. Fisher Wharf — handles molasses imports
The Port of Bundaberg Information Handbook provides a detailed overview of the port’s services and facilities for ship masters, agents and owners.
Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf exported 414,839 tonnes and John T. Fisher Wharf imported 133,439 tonnes for the financial year 2018-19.
Please refer to our shipping schedules page for shipping movements in the Port of Bundaberg.
Please refer to our port charges page for rates for the Port of Bundaberg.