Visitors and photography

*In response to the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation, PBPL has chosen to suspend our Port Tours program.

The Observation Deck and Port of Brisbane Conference Facilities are closed until further notice.

Please contact if you require further information.


The café offers a range of light meals and refreshments.

Located on the ground floor, 2 Port Central Avenue, Port of Brisbane (across the road from the Port Office)
Opening hours: 7:30am – 2:00 pm 
Direct line to Port Central Café: 07 3258 4749

Please note during this time café customers will notice some changes as we put additional measures in place to help look after café staff and customers. As per the Café COVID safe plan.

These include:

  • Customers to not enter the café if feeling unwell or have COVID19 symptoms

  • A maximum of 20 customers will be allowed in the café at any one time

  • Implemented social distancing measurers, taping floors to mark 1.5m, spacing of dining tables

  • Customers to pay via contactless payments only 

  • Water station closed

  • While sustainability remains an essential focus for PBPL, we have decided to not accept reusable cups until further notice

  • Where possible, please consider arriving earlier or later than the midday lunch rush hour.  

We will continue to review our procedures and keep you update as the situation evolves. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times.

Visitors Centre and Observation Deck (currently closed) 

Our Visitors Centre provides an interactive educational experience for the community where you can explore how Australia’s largest and most diverse multi-cargo port operates. The Visitors Centre also includes interactive displays and a live feed to our shorebird roost.

The Observation Deck is located on Level 7 of the Port Office 3 Port Central Avenue Port of Brisbane, where visitors can enjoy a birds eye view over the Port and Moreton Bay.

Open from 8:30 am – 3:00pm.

Photographs at the port

The Port of Brisbane is a security regulated port and taking photographs in restricted port areas is not permitted. Restricted areas include waterside port operations like Patrick, DP World, AAT, Sunstate Cement, GrainCorp and QBH. If you would like to access these areas for photography or filming, you must approach the operator and seek their permission.

Photographing is only permitted in the following unrestricted areas:

  • Visitors Centre observation deck (level 7, Port Office) and Cafe, Port Central Avenue

  • Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost, Lucinda Drive, Port of Brisbane

  • Whyte Island Boat Ramp, Port of Brisbane

Port Tours

We provide a range of port tour options from individual tours to group community tours. The Explorer tours are one-hour tours; however, our group community and school tours can be catered to meet your interests. For booking enquiries, please contact Reception on 07 3258 4888 or via email

Explorer Tours 

On this fascinating one-hour bus tour you’ll see the daily activities of the port and learn from our tour guide how an efficient and sustainable port operates, as well as how we protect the environmental values of the area. Bookings are encouraged.

The bus departs the Port of Brisbane Port Office on Tuesday and Wednesday at 12.00pm (midday).

  •      Adults $10

  •      Seniors and concessions $8 (on presentation of a valid ID card)

  •      Children (12 & under) $5

  •      Family (2 adults & 2 children) $27

* Port of Brisbane is a registered affiliate with the Queensland Government Companion Card Program.

School Tours

Our school group tours begin and finish at the Port of Brisbane Visitors Centre. 

Your group can view our interactive display area before re-boarding your bus with a PBPL tour guide.  
Your guide will take you on a tour to see towering cranes loading and unloading ships, trucks and trains moving cargo across the port, as well as the many products that move in and out of this busy port every day.
Suitability:  Suitable for grades 3-12
Duration:    2 hours
Times: 09:00 to 15:00
Days: Monday
No. of Students:   Maximum one bus per session
Maximum of 65 students per session
Requirements:  A microphone on the bus is helpful

For all enquiries, please email to or call 07 3258 4888.

Community tours 

Tours begin at the Port Office with a visit to the Observation Deck on our rooftop level to enjoy the spectacular view of the Port and surrounding Moreton Bay Islands and concludes with a driving tour of the Port. Tours must be pre-booked, and we recommend allowing a minimum of one and a half hours for your visit. Community tours are $190 per bus group, and can be booked on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Tickets for all Tours may be purchased at Reception Ground Floor Desk and are payable to
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd.
(by cash / cheque / credit card – Mastercard/Visa only)

Port of Brisbane Conference Facilities

Function spaces can accommodate up to 60 guests and includes six modern conference rooms, foyer, and outdoor area.

Away from the confines of the city, the Port Office offers ample free parking with open spaces for your group to relax and enjoy the unique surroundings. Events can be customised to suit all budgets and catering requirements.

To book a function at the Port Office, please call 07 3258 4888 or email