The Port of Eden is the southern most declared port in NSW and services the south coast of NSW, including the towns of Bega, Merimbula, Bombala and Cooma. The port is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in NSW and also has significant capacity to service the needs of a variety of importers and exporters.
Trade through the port in 2014/15 was more than 831,000 mass tonnes with the largest users being the Royal Australian Navy, dry bulk ships for loggers and wood chippers and passenger ships.
The Port of Eden provides a Harbour Master, pilotage services, hydrographic surveys, management of wharves and port security functions.
There are three wharves in the Eden port precinct:
The Authority is charged with fulfilling stringent conditions linking the safety of shipping with the preservation of the marine environment through the execution of its Port Safety Operating Licence (PSOL).
In addition to maintaining safe navigation for commercial shipping and administering the Dangerous Goods Regulations for port areas, Port Authority of New South Wales also has responsibility for emergency response to marine-based incidents and for the clean-up of any environmental spills within its ports and in coastal waters from Fingal Bay, north of Newcastle to Seven Mile Beach, south of Port Kembla.
In response to oil spills, the Authority is also a major contributor to the state and national oil spill response arrangements.
In fulfilling its duties, the Authority works to ensure safe ports for all to enjoy.