Welcome to Portside


Located on the doorstep of Port Hedland’s iconic port operations, the precinct is home to a range of retail, tourism, community, arts and food and beverage businesses. For many tourists and visitors, this is the first experience and point of contact in Port Hedland, and acts as the gateway to the town and wider region.

In partnership with an energetic group of businesses and community organisations, the Portside Town Team are developing a common, positive narrative for the area of the West End bounded by The Esplanade, McKay Street, Richardson Street and Anderson Street, to:

· Create a positive, recognisable identity for the area, and improve community perceptions

· Encourage longer visitation to the area from a broader segment of the community

· Build a sense of community among our neighbours, and broader community

Portside acknowledges the Kariyarra, Ngarla and Nyamal People as the common law native title holders of the land within the Town of Port Hedland. Portside specifically acknowledges the Kariyarra People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Port Hedland precinct. We recognise their strength and resilience and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.