Port History


The Port of Albany was first established in 1826, serving the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia. As the first and only deep water port in Western Australia until Fremantle opened in 1897,  it has traditionally played a key role in facilitating trade in the region.

The Point King Lighthouse was built in 1898, providing key navigational light for the port and becoming only the second lighthouse built in WA.

From 1950 until 2014, the port was operated by the Albany Port Authority. Today the operation of the port is guided by a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Minister for Ports under the Port Authorities Act 1999 and is part of Southern Ports.

The Port of Albany's exports include grain, woodchips, silica sand and its imports include fertiliser and fuel.

Gain a unique insight into the Port of Albany's history by visiting our Ports Historical Timeline

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