38 21S 141 37 E
Note: approx. only. Do not use as an anchoring point on your GPS.
Either at the fishing boat precinct immediately to the west of the woodchip wharf or near the Council ‘marina’ area / jetty (see comments belowfrom Merry Abbey and Dave Mardle also most recent from Alan Duncan).
The main port is privately owned and is operated by Port of Portland Pty Ltd. Exports: grain, woodchips, logs, aluminium ingots, livestock, and timber products. Imports: alumina, petroleum, coke, fertilisers, sulphuric acid and liquid pitch.
Portland, overlooking the harbour, is a large rural city with all the facilities one would expect.
It is a busy fishing port, with a fleet of commercial fishing boats using the wharves on the western side of the harbour adjacent to the wood chip wharf.
A new repeater station has been installed on a tower at the Smelter which will pick up a VHF signal from as far away as 100 kms. If no response on Ch 16, the repeater allows you to change to Ch 81which has a stronger signal and will ensure a prompt response at all times. Regular weather forecasts and information will be broadcast on Ch 81