Port security

Access to CentrePort is restricted and we have rules and procedures to keep our port safe and secure.

CentrePort is a commercial port and a Customs-controlled Area. We are required by law — including under the Maritime Security Act, Biosecurity Act, and Customs and Excise Act — to have strict controls over port access.  

These controls apply to all coming onto port, and help to keep our people, our cargo, our environment and our borders safe.

A security officer inspects a log truck

Secure areas of the port

If you intend to access the restricted area you will need all three of the following:

  • valid photo identification (eg a CentrePort ID card)
  • valid authorisation
  • a legitimate need to access the security area.

To apply for a CentrePort ID card you need to complete our online induction. 

Visit our CentrePort Induction page 

The red hatched areas on the maps below show the port security areas within CentrePort in Wellington, Seaview Wharf out at Seaview and Burnham Wharf in Miramar.

CentrePort Map 2023May12

Port Security Centre 

The Port Security Centre is located at the main port entrance accessed from Hinemoa St. This is staffed 24/7 all year round.

CentrePort security contacts

To contact the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) or to speak to the security team:

  • Port security   +64 4 495 3829 (non-emergency)
  • Port emergencies  0800 786 788 or 0800 STOP 88 (emergency only)
  • Email port security 
  • VHF Channel 10

If you notice any suspicious people, behaviour, vehicles or packages inside or near the port, please report this immediately by calling 04 495 3829.

Crew shuttle

Port security operates a crew shuttle 24/7 year-round across the main Port.

  • the shuttle pick-up point is located in the parking area in front of Shed 39
  • walking is not permitted between port gates and operational areas.
  • shuttle services are not available at Seaview and Burnham wharf.