Ports Australia is the national voice of Australia’s ports sector

We're connecting the sector

Ports Australia regularly run working groups mixing Port professionals, government and industry to discuss emerging issues and best practice. The information discussed and presented at these forums is fed into the policy work that Ports Australia undertakes.

Every second year we host The Biennial Ports Australia Conference, a two day event for leaders in the Ports and maritime services space to meet and discuss issues impacting the sector. We also now host a Business and Operations Conference (on the off-year to the Biennial Conference) which unites professionals from different roles in Ports and maritime services.

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The Geelong port team after collecting waste

Ports Australia has begun engaging with our neighbours in the Pacific as part of our goal to better connect the sector. While we are focused on better connecting Australian ports and the broader transport sector that interacts with ports, we consider there are learnings that can be shared among Australia and Pacific ports that can improve trade, build skills, work on the sustainability of our region and support the development of global regulations that impact our region.


A number of ports from across the South Pacific have now joined as Ports Australia's International Members.

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We're advising government

We are the primary voice for the national Port sector to both elected parliamentary representatives and the government agencies sharing the responsibility of maritime matters. Through continuous conversations with government, we are able to inform and aid them on challenges facing the sector and nation.

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