Community & Cargo Ports

Beauty Point – Inspection Head

Beauty Point – Inspection Head

Located on the Tamar River, Inspection Head Wharf at Beauty Point is one of TasPorts’ key community assets.

The wharf is home to TasPorts' tugs Risdon Cove and York Cove when they're not completing important marine operations.

Alongside TasPorts' operations, several tourism businesses are located on the wharf and, in recent years, it has also become a unique destination for small group expedition and luxury tourism providers.

As part of the TasPorts Community Asset Program, $1 million was invested to upgrade critical services and improve the safety and reliability of infrastructure at the wharf.

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Lady Barron is the primary commercial port for Flinders Island and here TasPorts offers vessel services, home porting facilities and slip yard services.

The all-tides port also has recreational and community wharf facilities.

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TasPorts maintains the Whitemark community wharf and waterside area.

Located next to The Flinders Wharf, the community infrastructure provides an easily accessible fishing location for locals.

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Hobart's waterfront is one of Tasmania's most iconic areas and is one of only a few publicly accessible working ports.

Forming part of the overall Port of Hobart, the publicly accessible waterfront zone stretches from Princes Wharf, near Salamanca to Macquarie Wharves, near the Domain.

This waterfront area, known as Sullivans Cove and Franklin Wharf, forms one of TasPorts' largest community assets.

Franklin Wharf is an ever-popular tourist destination and is regularly used for large-scale community events, including Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Dark Mofo and the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Visitors to the region will note the TasPorts tugs Yandeyarra and Mount Florance, permanently berthed outside the renowned Macq01 hotel, as well as pilot vessel Kelly, berthed near the Elizabeth Street Pier. These much-photographed vessels are prominent features of the waterfront landscape, highlighting the proximity of key port operations to community facilities.

In October 2018, TasPorts completed significant remediation works on Franklin Wharf, under the Community Asset Program. This $2.5 million project saw 80 meters of ageing wharf deck replaced and has ensured that Sullivans Cove continues to be a vibrant heart of Hobart.

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TasPorts manages facilities and infrastructure at King Island's picturesque Currie Harbour.

The island is renowned for its gourmet produce, in particular beef, cheese and seafood. At Currie, TasPorts manages a range of parkland spaces and buildings, available for community use. TasPorts also maintains properties under lease, offers slipway services for vessels, and provides home port facilities.

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TasPorts' main facility on King Island is the Port of Grassy, located to the south of the island. The Port of Grassy offers both commercial and recreational vessel services.

About 350 metres north of the port is TasPorts' fuel storage facility, which houses the majority of bulk fuel products imported to the Island.

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TasPorts has managed infrastructure at the Port of Stanley since 2006.

The Port of Stanley is historically recognised as a fishing port and continues to be the homeport for a small commercial fishing fleet and recreational fishing vessels.

The Port's roll-on roll-off (RORO) facilities is also a vital component in the transport of livestock from King Island to mainland Tasmania.

The small township of Stanley is a vibrant tourist destination and also provides a critical connection between mainland Tasmania and the communities of both King and Flinders Island.


Strahan is the former port of Tasmania’s west coast, and the wharf area continues to be managed by TasPorts.

Now a bustling tourism town, Strahan is home for World Heritage Cruise’s Harbour Master and Gordon River Cruise’s Spirit of the Wild, both offering iconic tours in the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The largest project completed under TasPorts Community Asset Program, was the rebuilding of the Strahan Main Wharf in 2017-2018. As part of these works, TasPorts invested more than $6.5 million in upgrading cruise and wharf facilities for the local community, providing the Strahan community with fit-for-purpose infrastructure for the next 50 years.

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