We are the national body providing Australia’s Ports with advocacy, coordination and leadership

About Us

Ports Australia is the national peak body representing government and privately owned ports.

Formed at the first interstate harbour conference in 1916, Ports Australia has provided advocacy, coordination and leadership for over 100 years to sustain the port communities while fostering economic, innovative and sustainable growth.

Port authorities and corporations together with the Department of Defence form part of our membership, along with various support service companies to the Port sector.

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Our Structure

Ports Australia is a membership organisation. Our membership is made up of full members and associate members. Full members are Ports or Port Authorities. An associate membership is open to any business or service involved with the Port sector.

Our board is made up of 14 representatives from the full membership.

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Our team

Mike Gallacher
Chief Executive Officer
Ash Sinha
Policy and Operations Director
Mike Fairbairn
Communications Director
Alex Heydon
Administration Manager

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