Small aircraft and vessels

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2021 1:42pm

Providing notice of arrival

Aircraft

The pilot of an aircraft which does not have a flight schedule that is publicly available online (e.g. on a commercial airline or flight service’s webpage) must provide 24 hours’ notice of their expected arrival into Tasmania to Biosecurity Tasmania.

All passengers and crew on board the aircraft should have a valid Tas e-Travel pass before entering Tasmania.

Information to be provided by the pilot to border@dpipwe.tas.gov.au includes:

  • Name and contact details for the airline operator (where applicable);
  • Name and contact details for the pilot in command of the aircraft;
  • Names and contact details for everyone on board the aircraft (including crew);
  • Description of the aircraft;
  • The location from which the flight is departing prior to travelling to Tasmania;
  • Intended time, date and location of arrival in Tasmania;
  • Identities of any person who intends to disembark the aircraft and leave the airport on arrival in Tasmania.

This information is used to monitor the movement of people into Tasmania according to the Directions in Relation to Persons Arriving in Tasmania, which are in place to manage the spread of COVID-19 into Tasmania.

Any changes to the aircraft details 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 aircraft may proceed as planned. Passengers and crew who intend to leave the aircraft to enter Tasmania will be contacted within 24 hours of arriving by Biosecurity Tasmania, to finalise the arrival process.

Aircraft may only arrive at a place outside the above approved airports if the Deputy State Controller has provided prior approval, or if it is an emergency or essential to refuel.

In an emergency or essential refuelling situation, the pilot of the aircraft must immediately report their updated aircraft details to Biosecurity Tasmania via border@dpipwe.tas.gov.au.

A person may only arrive outside the approved airports if the person has prior approval from the Deputy State Controller, or if it is an emergency.

Vessels

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
  • The location where the vessel is leaving prior to travelling to Tasmania
  • 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 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.

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