Port Botany

Port Botany is Australia’s premium port and is vital to the economic well being of Sydney and New South Wales. The port is home to the state’s largest container facility. It is New South Wales’ primary bulk liquid and gas port with the largest dedicated common user facility of this type in Australia. Port Botany services the largest population center in Australia.


Port Botany is a vital part of the overall logistics and transportation supply chain, facilitating trade in New South Wales.

The facilities at Port Botany consist of:

  • 3 container terminals operated by independent stevedores
  • 12 container vessel berths
  • 2 bulk liquid berths
  • 3,793 metres of container quay line
  • 147ha of container terminal land
  • 41ha of bulk liquid land
  • 88ha of other dry land
  • 8 kilometres of road network

Port Botany boasts a deep water shipping channel with a short transit to and from berth facilities. The port precinct also comprises bulk liquid and gas storage areas, empty container parks, container packing and unpacking facilities, transport operations, warehousing, Customs facilities and a truck marshalling area.

Infrastructure to and from the port includes road and rail access to all three container terminals and pipeline links to the bulk liquid and gas berths. The port operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week (24/7).

Container Terminals

Container shipping connects New South Wales with the rest of the world and keeps the New South Wales economy functioning.

There are three container terminals operated by independent stevedores at Port Botany located at Brotherson and Hayes Docks. 

DP World Australia operates the terminal on the southern side of Brotherson Dock, adjacent to Berths 10, 11 and 12. The terminal occupies a total area of 39.5 hectares and operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Patrick Stevedores operates the terminal on the northern side of Brotherson Dock adjacent to Berths 6, 7, 8 and 9. The terminal occupies a total area of 63 hectares and operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Hutchison Ports operates the Hutchison Container Ports Terminal on Hayes Dock, adjacent to Berths 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The terminal occupies a total area of 48 hectares.  

Bulk Liquids and Gas Facilities

The bulk liquid berths at Port Botany service the cargo handling requirements of the New South Wales petrochemical industry. One third of New South Wales’ refined fuel comes through Port Botany.

Bulk Liquid Berth 1 and Bulk Liquid Berth 2 are common user berths able to handle a variety of bulk liquid products. The berths have direct pipeline access to nearby storage facilities which are operated by private companies and tenants of NSW Ports. There are also direct pipeline links to nearby industrial precincts.

The facilities handle 100% of the State’s bitumen requirements, 90% of bulk chemical requirements, 70% of the State’s demand for LPG, and 28% of the State’s jet fuel.

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