Geraldton Port responds to COVID-19

Mid West Ports Authority have implemented industry best practices

Since mid January, Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) have implemented industry best practice in screening processes for all vessels (cargo or cruise) arriving to Geraldton Port and have been at the forefront of the conversation since the first concern was raised.

The safety of our staff, stakeholders and the Mid West community is our highest priority and we take our obligations in reducing exposure of the COVID-19 virus extremely seriously.

MWPA is continuing to work closely with our stakeholders and Government and will continue to implement biosecurity and health measures over and above Australian Border Force Standards.

Social distancing 
In the interest of public health and safety, and to assist in reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19),  MWPA have implemented social distancing measures where practicable. As a result, our Marine Terrace, Chapman Road and Perth Ord Street offices will be closed until further notice. MWPA is still operational and office staff are still working and contactable by phone during office hours. 

01 February 2021 – Update

In response to the Premier’s announcement to lockdown Perth, Peel and the South West region from 6pm 31/01/2021 to 6pm 05/02/2021 and our proximity to these regions, MWPA have enacted some measures for this time to assist in the safeguard of the health of our staff and stakeholders, and reduce risk exposure within our community.

These measures include:

  • MWPA Non-Operational Staff – All personnel who do not have an operational/maintenance role on port and are able to work remotely will do so for this week.
  • MWPA Operational Staff – Those personnel who work on port will continue to do so. The exception is for those personnel who have visited Perth, Peel or the South West Region since 25 Jan 2021 who are to stay home.
  • Shutdown Activities – The shut will continue as planned where works are being undertaken by personnel who have not visited Perth, Peel or the South West.
  • Regular Port Users – The Trade Team are currently contacting all of our port users and explaining what we are doing. We will be asking them to identify who from their workforce has visited Perth, Peel or the South West and we will be pausing their port access. If these restrictions will prevent them from continuing operations we will ask them to notify us immediately so we can discuss possible mitigating measures or alternative actions.
  • Contractors – The 14 day port access list has been suspended at this time. The Procurement Team are currently contacting these companies to determine if individuals have visited Perth, Peel or the South West and individuals are having their access reinstated once determined. The 14 day list will be reducing to a 7 day list until the situation stabilizes.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your MWPA contact for further clarification or assistance.

Geraldton Port snapshot

MWPA have put several protocols and procedures in place to help protect and reduce exposure to staff, stakeholders and our wider community.

Take a look at a snapshot of some of the actions MWPA have put in place:

   Protocols for arriving vessels      What we're doing  

Latest Information

Find out up-to-date information from relevant Government and industry resources:

Department of Health:

Office of the Prime Minister:

  Australian Government - Latest from the Prime Minister

Contact us

If you have any concerns relating to COVID - 19 and the measures Geraldton Port have put in place, please email