About the Port of Albany

The Port of Albany has been a thriving trade hub since 1826, when it was the first and only deep-water port operating in Western Australia.

Today, the Port continues to generate social and economic benefits for Albany and the rest of Western Australia – offering employment opportunities for locals while boosting the broader economy through its robust import and export activities.


  • The Port can be found 400 kilometres south of Perth WA, on the north shore of the Princess Royal Harbour, a natural harbour that forms part of the King George Sound. The two natural harbours that adjoin the Sound make it the perfect location for large ships.
  • For 70 years, it was the only deep-water Port in WA, until the Port of Fremantle joined its ranks in 1897.
  • In 1826, Albany was the first European Settlement in WA. Today, the town has around 30,000 residents.
  • At its shallowest point, the harbour’s dredged shipping channel is 12 metres deep, making it a safe and easy accessway for large ships.
  • The channel is approximately 145 metres wide.
  • The Port’s annual trade is largely affected by seasonal conditions, since the weather has a strong impact on agricultural production.
  • In 2014, The Port of Albany became a part of Southern Ports, which also includes the Port of Bunbury and the Port of Esperance.
  • Three to four million tonnes of import and export material pass through the Port of Albany every year
  • Bulk products, such as grain, woodchips and silica sand make up the majority of exports, while fertiliser and fuel are the Port’s primary imports.

For a more detailed history of the port, please visit our comprehensive Port of Albany Historical Timeline.

For more information about operations at the Port of Albany please explore our website or get in touch. If you’re interested in doing business with the Port of Albany, please contact us to discuss how we can support you.


We are proud of the value our Port generates for the people of Albany, and beyond.

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