The Port of Hay Point is one of the largest coal export ports in the world and is located about 40 kilometres south of Mackay.
The port comprises of two separate coal export terminals: Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) which is leased from the State Government by DBCT Management Pty Ltd and the Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT) which is owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance and operated by Hay Point Services. Together, these coal terminals service the mines in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland. The mines are linked to the port terminals through an integrated rail-port network.
Both terminals have purpose-built, rail in-loading facilities, onshore stockpile yards and offshore wharves. The offshore wharves are serviced by conveyor systems, supported on jetties, which run out to sea and allow loading in deep water.
Entry into and/or use of the port area is subject to Port Notices. Failure to comply with the Port of Hay Point Port Notices is an offence under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 (QLD) and penalties apply as outlined in the Port Charges.
More information about the port can be found in the Port of Hay Point Port Handbook.