Ports Overview

The Commission is the economic regulator for six commercial ports in South Australia. Economic regulation applies only to 'proclaimed ports', under the Maritime Services (Access) Act 2000 (MSA Act).

The following six ports have been proclaimed:

  • Port Adelaide;
  • Port Giles;
  • Wallaroo;
  • Port Pirie;
  • Port Lincoln and 
  • Thevenard

Flinders Ports Pty Ltd operates the ports listed above.

The Commission does not have a role in other ports. For matters in relation to another port, see Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure.

The Maritime Services (Access) Act 2000 is committed to the Minister for Infrastructure. It came into operation on 31 October 2001 and provides for access to SA ports and maritime services on fair commercial terms and to regulate the price of essential maritime services. Essential maritime services are declared to be regulated industries for the purpose of the Essential Services Commission Act 2002.

The Commission regulates three types of port services:

  • Essential Maritime Services - subject to price regulation with price monitoring;
  • Regulated Services - subject to the ports access regime; and
  • Maritime Services - a broader grouping of services subject to a range of review and notification processes, including:
    • Notification of changes in pilotage charges;
    • development of service standards as appropriate and
    • keeping maritime industries under review to determine whether regulation is required.

The Commission will release publications in relation to ports regulation, inviting comment from interested parties where appropriate.

Related Projects

Project Status
icon-ports Ports pricing and access review 2017 Final
icon-ports Ports price monitoring report 2016 Final
icon-ports Ports price monitoring report 2015 Final
icon-ports Ports price monitoring report 2014 Final
icon-ports Ports price monitoring report 2013 Final
icon-ports Ports pricing and access review 2012 Final
icon-ports Ports pricing and access review 2007 Final
icon-ports Ports access review 2004 Final
icon-ports Ports price review 2004 Final

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Ports price determination 2017-2022

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Ports access and pricing review 2017 - final report

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 draft submission - AMEC

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 draft submission - Flinders

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 draft submission - SA Freight Council

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 - draft report

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 benchmarking study - GHD report

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 submission - Flinders Ports

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 submission - Grain Producers SA

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Ports pricing and access review 2017 submission - Iluka Resources

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