Charges for prescribed shipping and port services are regulated under the Port Management Act 1995. These prescribed services are:
- the provision of channels for use by shipping
- the making available of berths, buoys or dolphins in connection with the berthing of vessels in the ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland and Hastings
- the provision of short term storage or cargo marshalling facilities in connection with the loading or unloading of vessels at adjacent berths, buoys or dolphins in the ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland and Hastings
- the connection of water or electricity to berthed vessels in the ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Portland and Hastings
- towage in the ports of Geelong, Portland and Hastings
Prescribed tariffs for the use of channels and port facilities are different for each port (or port service provider).
Click Here for VRCA Tariff Schedule
Note: Changes to Exempt Vessels
All vessels entering Geelong Port are also subject to shared channel charges
Click Here for VPCM Shared Channel Fees
For further information about tariffs, contact the relevant port or port service provider. Links to all Victorian ports web sites are on our Useful Links page.
Payment Terms for VRCA charges
- Payment of invoice to be made within 30 days of issue
- Under the Port Management Act 1995, Section 79(1) VRCA has the right to charge interest on any overdue account.
Find details about the pricing frameworks on the Essential Services Commission web site