Darwin Port Operations Pty Ltd is the appointed Port Operator for the purposes of a 99 year lease of the Port of Darwin. The Northern Territory Utilities Commission is the regulator in regards port access and pricing in accordance with the Ports Management Act and regulates services prescribed in the regulations by Darwin Port. To further understand the Commission's role, click here
The Ports Management Act provides a framework for the private port operator to prepare and submit an access policy to the Northern Territory Utilities Commission for approval. As the private port operator, Darwin Port is required to comply with its access policy.


To this end, the Draft Access Policy, in accordance with the Act, is now available for review by interested stakeholders via the Northern Territory Utilities Commission website and the attachment link below.  The consultation period is open, with a closing date for submissions by Thursday 7 April 2016, with submissions to be directed to: