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The Port of Clarence River (Yamba) is Australia’s Eastern most sea port and is located at the mouth of the Clarence River in Northern New South Wales.  The Port serves the whole Northern Rivers District including the towns of Grafton, Maclean, Ballina, Lismore, Casino and Coffs Harbour. It is also the home port of the State’s second largest fishing fleet and handles a range of imports and exports. Yamba

The Port of Yamba is a declared and security regulated international trading port, administered by Sydney Ports Corporation.  The Port has compulsory pilotage in accordance with the Marine Safety Act 1998, operates 24 hours and has a designated Harbour Master and Port Security Officer.

The Port handles approximately 12,000 mass tonnes of cargo per annum and provides a link to Norfolk Islands, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. 

Exports: Timber (hardwood logs), including treated poles, live animals, manufactured items, vehicles, kit houses, boats, explosives and general cargo. 

Imports: Timber products, kentia palm and baggage.  Other cargoes will be considered by Quarantine under a form 20D application. 

Depths.  Shipping channel depths are maintained at 4.0 metres at chart datum. Enquiries regarding the latest depth information should be directed to the port in the first instance.

Nautical Information and Publications

  • Location:  Latitude 29° 25.7 S; Longitude153° 22.2 E.
  • Charts:  AUS 222, AUS 813 and AUS 812.
  • ENCs:  AU5222P0 and AU430153
  • Time Zone:  UTC +10 hours
  • Sailing Directions:  Australian Pilot Volume III (NP15); 
  • Tides: Australian National Tide Tables – Yamba (Standard port); 
  • Australian Seafarers Handbook (AHP20). 

Port Regulations and Information