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We’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our ferry services, travel to Bruny Island and more. The information listed was updated in December 2022. If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact us.

  • Our ferries run every 20 minutes daily, 365 days per year. Please refer to our ferry timetable page for more information on daily ferry timings. If you find a timeslot with “on demand” showing, this service may not run.

  • Bruny Island is located at the southern end of Tasmania – it is an island off an island. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Bruny Island by ferry. SeaLink Bruny Island is the fastest and the most reliable way to get to Bruny Island. Drive down to Kettering, which is about 40 minutes south of Hobart and take the ferry to Bruny Island.

  • No, you cannot. SeaLink Bruny Island operates on a queueing system, you can pre-purchase your ticket online. The ticket is valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.

  • Yes! We operate 365 days a year.

  • Yes, you can.

  • All fares are return travel.

  • All fares include the driver and the passengers.

  • Yes, you can. There is no charge for walk on customers.

  • You can stay on and enjoy Bruny for as long or as short as you like. Your return is open.

  • The SeaLink service will ultimately increase ferry frequency and reduce time spent on water. The service will also have improved customer service at Gateway terminals and on-board vessels with the introduction of a passenger lounge.

    Once introduced, the booking system will provide travel certainty by allowing ferry users to guarantee their departure time (especially in peak periods) as opposed to lining up and waiting for a space to become available.

  • Permanent residents and temporary residents (for example residential tenants with a fixed term tenancy agreement), and landowners will all be eligible for the resident / landowner fare. Eligibility for resident and landowner fares is specified in the contract and is intended to match the current arrangements.

  • A booking is generally attached to the vehicle, however verification of resident / landowner status will be done by the individual.

    Residents will be required to submit a form with a copy of the following documents:

    • driver’s licence, and
    • vehicle registration document, and
    • a utility bill and rental agreement, or
    • a Council Rates Notice.

    Residents may register an unlimited number of vehicles.

    Landowners (who do not reside on Bruny Island) will be required to submit an application form with a copy of the following documents:

    • driver’s licence, and
    • vehicle registration document, and
    • a council rates notice.

    Landowners may register up to 3 vehicles.

  • Refer to the Residents and Landowners page for further information.