The Port of Geelong (GeelongPort) is a security regulated port, as set out in the Maritime Transport Security Act 2003 and its associated regulations.
Operators or other stakeholders in the Port of Geelong, as well as operators of Australian or foreign registered ships who are unsure of their obligations under the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act (2003), should seek advice from Aviation and Maritime Security at the Department of Home Affairs.
Port security officer
A Port security officer has been appointed to the port of Geelong. Additional detail on port security is available through GeelongPort’s website. The port security officer can be contacted at:
- Address – Corio Quay Rd, North Geelong
- Mailing Address – PO Box 344, Geelong, Victoria 3220
- Telephone – +61 3 5226 0312
In accordance with the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 and its associated regulations, a number of land-side, water-side and ship restricted zones exist within the Port of Geelong. The location of these zones can change in accordance with the security level.
Unauthorised access to land-side, water-side and ship restricted zones is an offence under the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 and severe penalties apply.
Details of restricted zones for the Port of Geelong can be obtained from Marine Control.
Reporting of Security Breaches or Suspicious Behaviour
Reports of security breaches, criminal activity or suspicious behaviour should be made immediately to Victoria Police using the emergency telephone number, 000. Alternatively, activity can be reported to:
Port of Geelong Marine Control (24 hours)
- +61 3 5247 0300
- VHF Channel 12
- Call Sign: Port of Geelong