The Port of Thevenard is 793 kilometres west of Adelaide and 3 kilometres from the centre of Ceduna, a town with a population of over 4,000 people.


Thevenard is a tidal port with the geographic coordinates:

  • Latitude 32 degrees 09 minutes south
  • Longitude 133 degrees 39 minutes east

Thevenard has mean high spring tides of 1.67 metres and mean high neap tides of 1.08 metres. Communications on VHF radio telephonic channels, 6, 8, 12, 16, 67 are with the call sign “Adelaide VTS”.

Flinders Ports’ Thevenard 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 Thevenard.

Thevenard – Port Rules

CSL Thevenard

Principal commodities

The main cargoes handled at Thevenard are:

  • Gypsum
  • Grains and seeds
  • Salt
  • Mineral sands

The berth jetty at Thevenard is 198 metres in length.

Shipping at Thevenard has the following restrictions:

  • Berthing is restricted to daylight only for ships not equipped with bow thrusters
  • Sailing is permitted day or night
  • Yatala Channel depth in approaches – 8.2 metres
Berth IDPOA Declared Depth*Wharf - Hard StandWharf - HeightBerth Box - LengthBerth Box - BreadthMax Vessel Dimensions - LOAMax Vessel Dimensions - BeamAxle Load**Commodities
THE N9.8NA5.21983018028Single Axle - 7 tonnes
Tandem Axles, 10 tonnes
Grains & seeds / Gypsum / Salt / Mineral sands
THE S9.8NA5.21983018028Single Axle - 7 tonnes
Tandem Axles, 10 tonnes
Grains & seeds / Gypsum / Salt / Mineral sands
*Allowable depths are a minimum of 0.3 metres less than the declared depth. Please check notices to mariners for temporary limitations.

Notices to Mariners

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

Load Limitations Guidelines

For further information on Thevenard, please contact the Port Manager on +61 (0)8 8625 2077.

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