Port of Bundaberg
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.
The Port of Bundaberg recorded a throughput of 391.9 kilotonne (kt) during 2019/20. Whilst sugar exports declined due to impacts of COVID-19, the molasses trade showed an increase of 10.5 per cent and wood pellets remained steady.
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.
Reports and Management Plans
Please refer to our port charges page for rates for the Port of Bundaberg.