The port of Newcastle is a proclaimed first Port of Entry under the Customs Act. Masters are required to communicate the impending Arrival Report, Passenger and Crew Reports for the vessel not later than 96 hours before arrival at the port. Customs Officers normally board the vessel when alongside the berth.
Australian Customs Service
Tel.: 4926 7500 (office)
Tel.: 0407 401 474 (Duty Officer, 24 hours)