Lighterage and Ports

The Lighterage service is responsible for the safe movement of cargo, and some passengers, from ship to shore and return.

The Group Manager services has delegated responsibility under the Lighterage Act 1961 and the Manager local services and assets is responsible for maintaining all plant and equipment plus supervising discharge operations.

The objective is to ensure:

  • that an effective and efficient undertaking can continue to provide to the Norfolk Island community the best service available in a safe manner

  • movement of cargo and passengers from ship to shore

  • provide the plant and equipment to undertake this work


There are no permanent staff positions in Lighterage.

Lighterage assets such as the 25 tonne crane and launches are available for private wet-hire.

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