Booking a Facility

The Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) is responsible for booking vessels at four common user berths at the port, including:

  1. Pinkenba Common User Facility 

  2. General Purpose Berth

  3. Grain Berth

  4. Port North Common User Berth.

Two of these berths, the Pinkenba Bulk Wharf and the General Purpose Wharf, have common user terminals to support the loading and discharging of cargo.

To book any of these facilities the following documentation is required to be read and where applicable filled out and returned to PBPL.

Please refer to the Schedule of Port Charges for port pricing in relation to Trade and Security Charges

Berth/Facility  Form Description Contact 

All bookings 

Berthing Advice and Bookings Form

To book a vessel into any berth, please download and fill out the Berthing Advice and Booking Form. It includes terms and conditions for Vessels Loading or Unloading Commercial Cargo and Non-Cargo Working Vessels


All bookings 

Biosecurity Management

All Hirers of any of PBPL’s common user facilities wishing to facilitate international vessel arrivals must comply with the First Point of Entry provisions of the Biosecurity Act 2015 – please refer to Section 7.3 of the Berthing Advice and Bookings Form. 


General Purpose Wharf

Operations Manual - General Purpose Facility 

To book the General Purpose Wharf please read the operations manual. 


Port North Common User Berth 

Operations Manual - Port North Common User Berth 

To book the Port North Common User berth please read and adhere to the operations manual 


Pinkenba Common User Facility 

Operations Manual Pinkenba Common User Facility 

To book the Port North Common User berth please read and adhere to the operations manual 


General Port Areas

PBPL Biosecurity Management Plan

Plan addressing the management of all biosecurity activities over which PBPL has control or influence.  Hirers of PBPL facilities are required to have in place their own Biosecurity Management Plan prior to commencing operations.

For further information, please refer to the Port Procedures Manual for the Port of Brisbane, which lists in detail all vessel-movement, restriction, communication, towage, pilotage, emergency, navigation, berth, channel, depth and swing-basin information.

The manual is available on the Maritime Safety Queensland website.