Situated on the south-east coast of the Eyre Peninsula, 682 kilometres by road from Adelaide, Port Lincoln is a natural deep water harbour.

Port Lincoln is a tidal port with the geographic coordinates:

  • Latitude 34 degrees 43 minutes south
  • Longitude 135 degrees 52 minutes east

Port Lincoln has mean high spring tides of 1.34 metres and mean high neap tides of 0.87 metres.

Communications on VHF radio telephonic channels, 6, 8, 12, 16, 67 are with the call sign “Adelaide VTS”.

Flinders Ports’ Port Lincoln Port Rules apply to all shipping in port waters. Please ensure you and your ship’s Captain and crew are familiar with these rules before arriving or setting off from Port Lincoln.

Port Lincoln – Port Rules

Berth Load Limits

Principal Commodities

  • Grains and seeds
  • Petroleum products
  • Fertilisers

Berth Information

Shipping access is restricted by the Boston Bay Channel which has a maintained depth of 14.6 metres and the South Channel which is 8.5 metres deep.

The Kirton Point Jetty which handles imports of petroleum products is located to the east of the main Jetty.

Berth IDPOA Declared Depth
(metres)*
Wharf - Hard Stand
(Square metres)
Wharf - Height
(metres)
Berth Box - Length
(metres)
Berth Box - Breadth
(metres)
Max Vessel Dimensions - LOA
(metres)
Max Vessel Dimensions - Beam
(metres)
Axle Load**Commodities
PLO 415.2NA4.533065270-8 tonnesGrains & seeds
PLO 515.2NA4.533065270-8 tonnesGrains & seeds
PLO 612.2NA4.525046200-8 tonnesFertilisers
PLO 78.4NA4.518325185-8 tonnesFishing boats
PLO 85.7784.5782578-12 tonnesFishing boats
PLO 94.61234.510725107-12 tonnesRoll-on Roll-off
PLO 100.2814.5351856-12 tonnesFishing boats
PLO 11 / Kirton Point9.9NA4.728040220-1.9 tonnesPetroleum products

*Allowable depths are a minimum of 0.3 metres less than the declared depth. Please check notices to mariners for temporary limitations.

** Please contact Flinders Ports for all crane lifts and loads, non-standard vehicles and access requests for loads heavier than those prescribed.

For further information about Port Lincoln, please contact the Port Manager on +61 (0)8 8682 3633.

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