Maritime ports

Last Updated: 31 May 2021 12:14am

Approved maritime entry points

From 5 February 2021, vessels arriving from outside Tasmanian waters must only dock, berth, or anchor in approved maritime entry points.

The approved maritime entry points are:

Bell BayBridport
BurnieCurrie
DevonportGrassy
HobartInspection Head
Lady BarronLaunceston
LongreachNaracoopa
Port HuonPort Latta
RisdonSmithton
Spring BaySt Helens
StanleyStrahan
WhitemarkWynyard

Under changes made to the Directions in Relation to Persons Arriving in Tasmania, vessels arriving in Tasmanian waters must provide information to Biosecurity Tasmania via border@dpipwe.tas.gov.au a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival in Tasmania, including:

  • Name and contact details for the shipping company, shipping line or cruise ship company (if applicable) and master of the vessel
  • Description of the vessel
  • The intended time, date and location of arrival in Tasmania
  • Full names and contact details for all passengers and crew
  • Details of any person who intends to disembark the vessel to enter Tasmania

All passengers and crew on board a vessel should also have a valid Tas e-Travel or G2G PASS before entering Tasmania. See Coming to Tasmania for more information.

Any changes to the vessel manifest in the 24 hours prior to arrival must be disclosed to Biosecurity Tasmania prior to entry.

Biosecurity Tasmania will confirm receipt of the information via return email and will advise whether the vessel may proceed as planned. Passengers and crew who intend to leave the vessel to enter Tasmania will be contacted within 24 hours of arriving, to finalise the arrival process.

Vessels may only arrive at a place outside the above approved maritime entry points if the master of the vessel has prior approval from the Deputy State Controller, or if it is an emergency or essential to refuel.

In an emergency or essential refuelling situation, the master of the vessel or person disembarking must immediately report their updated manifest details to Biosecurity Tasmania via border@dpipwe.tas.gov.au.

A person may only disembark a vessel outside the approved maritime entry points if the person has prior approval from the Deputy State Controller, or if it is an emergency.

Anyone who disembarks outside of the approved maritime entry points may be required to quarantine for 14 days in government-designated accommodation (fees may apply), unless they elect to leave Tasmania.

For more information about the requirements see the section Directions in Relation to the Movement of Vessels and Places of Arrival in the Directions in Relation to Persons Arriving in Tasmania.