All clients and visitors to the port must ensure they are informed about our procedures and have completed the necessary forms before entering the port.
South Port strives to ensure the health and safety of everybody who visits the Island Harbour.
Everyone requiring unescorted access to South Port must complete our online site induction prior to arriving on site.
Once you have completed the induction and correctly answered all assessment questions, South Port’s Security team will be notified of your result. Successful inductions are valid for 2 years.
When you arrive on site, have your photo ID with you and report directly to our Security Watch House. You may be issued with a temporary card while the access card is sorted.
New access cards are $20. You can pay by EFTPOS (preferred), otherwise a purchase order is required for billing. There is no charge for a temporary card.
Please ensure you register your details correctly, failure to do so may result in delays when you arrive on site. Online inductions must be completed by the person intending to enter and access the Port. Under no circumstance should someone complete an online induction on behalf of someone else.
South Port must comply with national and international security measures, including the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and New Zealand’s Maritime Security Act 2004. To meet these requirements, all personnel and vehicles entering the Island Harbour must pass through security.
Contractors, vendors, provedores, and other visitors to the port must:
Any visitors not meeting these requirements will not gain access to the port.
South Port Duty Security Officer available on a 24 hours basis:
South Port Code Identifiers
Ships arriving into port must familiarise themselves with the content of the Pre-Entry Information document, which provides details on approach and entry through the channel, plus other procedural requirements.
The MNZ Landing page provides information for visiting ships before they arrive in New Zealand:
Ships arriving into port must notify the port at least 48 hours prior to arrival by filling in and submitting the Advance Notice of Arrival form which can be downloaded below.
South Port Ship Advance Notice of Arrival Form (PDF)
Arriving ships must also complete the following declaration of security form.
South Port Declaration of Security Form (PDF)
Contractors, vendors, and provedores are also required to pre-notify port security prior to their arrival at the port, to facilitate their entry to the facility and access to the ship or area to carry out work, deliver supplies, stores, or equipment. Find out more in the Security section.