Australia's first points of entry for vessels - text version

Goods may only be landed at certain points. International vessels must comply with the Biosecurity Act 2015 and the First Point of Entry Biosecurity Determinations when entering an Australian port.

Approval for the landing of goods must be granted from the department.

Please be aware that there have been changes to the determination of ports that may impact what classes of vessels and goods are permitted to arrive at an FPOE. It is the obligation of a vessel’s master, owner or agent to ensure the vessel complies with FPOE determinations. Please see the first point of entry determination for each port for current permissions. Links are provided in the table below.

Ports that demonstrated full compliance with regulatory requirements were granted ongoing first point of entry determination. Certain ports had their transitional first point of entry determination extended and can continue to operate as usual during their extension period.

The determinations for the ports of Carnarvon, Exmouth, Port Huon, Spring Bay and Stanley lapsed on 16 June 2019. The determination for the Port of Lord Howe Island lapsed on 16 June 2020. As these ports are no longer FPOE they are not listed in the table below.

This table lists ports that are first points of entry for international vessels to Australia.

You can also view a map displaying Australia's first points of entry.


Port

State

Lat

Long

First Point of Entry Determination

Coffs Harbour NSW -30.3 153.166667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Coffs Harbour) Determination 2019
Newcastle NSW -32.933333 151.766667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Newcastle) Determination 2019
Port Botany NSW -34 151.233333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Botany) Determination 2019
Port Kembla NSW -34.466667 150.9 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry— Port of Port Kembla) Determination 2019
Sydney NSW -33.833333 151.283333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Sydney) Determination 2019
Eden NSW -37.101912 149.928446 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Eden) Determination 2019
Yamba NSW -29.416667 153.366667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Yamba) Determination 2019
Darwin NT -12.45 130.833333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Darwin) Determination 2019
Melville Bay NT -12.2 136.666667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Melville Bay) Determination 2019  
Milner Bay NT -13.859289 136.419511 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Milner Bay) Determination 2019
Bowen (Abbot Point) QLD -19.85 148.066667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Bowen (Abbot Point)) Determination 2019
Brisbane QLD -27.383333 153.166667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Brisbane) Determination 2019
Bundaberg QLD -24.766667 152.383333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Bundaberg) Determination 2019
Cairns QLD -16.916667 145.783333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Cairns) Determination 2019
Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach QLD -20.266 148.71 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach) Determination 2020
Gladstone QLD -23.85 151.25 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Gladstone) Determination 2019
Gold Coast Broadwater QLD -27.5825 153.2527 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Gold Coast Broadwater) Determination 2019
Hay Point QLD -21.266667 149.316667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Hay Point) Determination 2019
Lucinda QLD -18.523969 146.331968 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Lucinda) Determination 2019
Mackay QLD -21.15 149.233333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Mackay) Determination 2019
Mourilyan QLD -17.599071 146.123528 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Mourilyan) Determination 2019
Port Alma QLD -23.733333 150.866667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Alma) Determination 2019
Port Kennedy QLD -10.583333 142.216667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Kennedy) Determination 2019
Townsville QLD -19.25 146.866667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Townsville) Determination 2019
Weipa QLD -12.666667 141.85 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Weipa) Determination 2019
Thevenard SA -32.2 133.566667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry–Port of Thevenard) Determination 2019
Ardrossan SA -34.437089 137.916698 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Ardrossan) Determination 2019
Port Pirie SA -33.166667 138.033333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Pirie) Determination 2019
Wallaroo SA -33.933333 137.616667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Wallaroo) Determination 2019
Whyalla SA -33.033333 137.6 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Whyalla) Determination 2019
Port Adelaide SA -34.85 138.5 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port Adelaide) Determination 2016 (extended transitional determination)
Port Bonython SA -32.994339 137.767653 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Bonython) Determination 2019
Port Giles SA -35.033333 137.766667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Giles) Determination 2019
Port Lincoln SA -34.733333 135.866667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Lincoln) Determination 2019
Burnie TAS -41.05 145.916667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Burnie) Determination 2019
Devonport TAS -41.15 146.366667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Devonport) Determination 2019
Port Latta TAS -40.852709 145.381479 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Latta) Determination 2019
Hobart TAS -42.866667 147.3 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Hobart) Determination 2019
Launceston (Bell Bay) TAS -41.433333 146.766667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Launceston (Bell Bay)) Determination 2019
Geelong VIC -38.15 144.366667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Geelong) Determination 2019
Melbourne VIC -37.846664 144.966667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Melbourne) Determination 2019
Portland VIC -38.333333 141.616667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Portland) Determination 2019
Westernport VIC -38.462729 145.340881 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Westernport) Determination 2019
Albany WA -35.033333 117.883333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Albany) Determination 2019
Broome WA -17.966667 122.233333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Broome) Determination 2019
Bunbury WA -33.316667 115.633333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Bunbury) Determination 2019
Dampier WA -20.666667 116.7 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Dampier) Determination 2019
Derby WA -17.371938 123.667259 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Derby) Determination 2016 (extended transitional determination)
Esperance WA -33.866667 121.883333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Esperance) Determination 2019
Fremantle WA -32.008333 115.775 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Fremantle) Determination 2019
Geraldton WA -28.766667 114.6 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Geraldton) Determination 2019
Port Hedland WA -20.316667 118.566667 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Hedland) Determination 2019
Port Walcott WA -20.616667 117.183333 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Port Walcott) Determination 2019
Wyndham WA -15.466667 128.1 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Wyndham) Determination 2019
Christmas Island Terr -10.4 3624 105.6616 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Christmas Island) Determination 2016 (extended transitional determination)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Terr -12.05529 96.81086 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Cocos (Keeling) Islands) Determination 2016 (extended transitional determination)
Ball Bay, Norfolk Island Terr -29.04762 167.987030 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Ball Bay, Norfolk Island) Determination 2016 (extended transitional determination)
Cascade Bay,  Norfolk Island Terr -29.01667 167.966670 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Cascade Bay, Norfolk Island) Determination 2016 (extended transitional determination)
Sydney Bay (Kingston), Norfolk Island Terr -29.017750 168.123780 Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Port of Sydney Bay (Kingston), Norfolk Island) Determination 2016 (extended transitional determination)
Last reviewed: 30 June 2020
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