141 37 E
Note: approx. only. Do not use as an
anchoring point on your GPS.
Either at the fishing boat precinct immediately to the west
of the woodchip wharf or near the Council 'marina' area / jetty (see comments
belowfrom Merry Abbey and Dave Mardle also most recent from Alan Duncan).
The main port is privately owned and is operated by Port of Portland
Pty Ltd. Exports: grain, woodchips, logs, aluminium ingots, livestock, and timber
products. Imports: alumina, petroleum, coke, fertilisers, sulphuric acid and
Portland, overlooking the harbour, is a large rural city with all the facilities
one would expect.
It is a busy fishing port, with a fleet of commercial fishing boats using the
wharves on the western side of the harbour adjacent to the wood chip wharf.
A new repeater station has been installed on a tower at the
Smelter which will pick up a VHF signal from as far away as 100 kms. If no response
on Ch 16, the repeater allows you to change to Ch 81which has a stronger signal
and will ensure a prompt response at all times. Regular weather forecasts and
information will be broadcast on Ch 81
- May 2005
||Merry Abbey (Ranger), Portland, Victoria,
||Coast Guard Portland is now operational on weekends
from 2000 hrs Friday to 2000 hrs Sunday (VHF, HF and 27meg). Because
various areas of the port are controlled by different bodies, it is
difficult to suggest any one contact name or number. It is suggested
that visiting boats make their way to the fishing precinct to the
west of the woodchip birth and tie up to one of the slipway finger
wharves. As both commercial fishing vessels and recreational boats
are moored in this area there is always someone around to assist with
contacting the appropriate authority. Power and water are available
and the cost is approx. $15-17 per night. Delivery of fuel can also
be arranged. Security is excellent in this precinct. Only the big
slipway is currently operational and is comparatively expensive.
For fleeting visits (eg, to shop) it is possible to tie up to the
jetty adjacent to the town but power and water are unavailable.
||Andrew Rooney (Tymara)
Strong winds from the SE can result in an uncomfortable surge and
from the East a covering of dust from woodchip operations when berthed
at the main "marina" (Glenelg Shire) jetty.
||Dave Mardle (Tarooki), Gardners Bay, Tasmania and contained
in the book A Slow Amble Along the Coast published Oct 1996 by Memoir
Publishing ISBN 0 646 30116 0
Anchoring in the vicinity of, or on the track to and from, the small
boat ramp in the "marina area" (to the south of the jetty)
can result in uncomfortable conditions due to wash.
||Comment by Dave Mardle (Tarooki), Gardners Bay, Tasmania and contained
in private correspondence to A Rooney
|| There have been occasions when Portland has been "closed"
- I know these are extreme conditions but worth knowing.
||Alan Duncan RSAYS
In March 2008, we intended mooring at the town jetty, but noticed
that towards the end it was in disrepair with protruding metal brackets
and timbers missing. It is not recommended.
Visitors can tie up at one of the three small jetties between the
wharfs and slipways. (See photo) Telephone "Portland Ocean
Steel Chandlery" on 55234858.
The cost as at March 08 was $28 per night. Toilets and showers are