Two towage companies operate in the Port of Melbourne: Svitzer Australasia and Smit Lamnalco.

All the harbour tugs, however, are operated by Svitzer Australasia (a Towage Services Agreement exists between the two companies under which Svitzer perform towage operations on behalf of Smit Lamnalco).

For information on tugs and minimum towage requirements please refer to the Port Information Guide.


Masters or ship's agents must place all orders for tugs and lines boats through PortVIEW, the online management system for ship berth bookings.

All charges are payable to the towage company.‚Äč