Provider of Port Services Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to provide of prescribed port services in a Victorian port. Prescribed port services include one of the following:

  • the provision of channels for use by shipping
  • the provision of berths, buoys or dolphins in connection with the berthing of vessels carrying containers or motor vehicles or
  • the provision of short term storage or cargo marshalling facilities in connection with the loading or unloading of vessels carrying containers or motor vehicles at berths, buoys or dolphins.

Exemptions may be granted by an Order published in the Victorian Gazette to allow prescribed port services to be carried out without a licence.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • apply in the appropriate manner
  • provide all relevant and require information and documentation
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As indicated on the licence.



Fees and charges will be determined according to the costs and expenses incurred in granting this licence.



Application for Provider of Port Services Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Essential Services Commission

Act(s) name

Port Management Act 1995 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Port Management (Local Ports) Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Essential Services Commission

Operating address:
Level 37, 2 Lonsdale Street
Victoria 3000


03 9032 1300


1300 664 969


03 9032 1303


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