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Kangaroo Island Residents

Kangaroo Island residents are eligible to access special lower ferry fares for passenger and vehicle travel.

Photo ID must be presented on check-in which shows proof of Kangaroo Island address.

Bookings can be made online using a unique Kangaroo Island resident log in code, or by calling the SeaLink Sales Centre on 13 13 01 or 8551 7222, or visiting one of our booking office locations in Kingscote, Penneshaw, Cape Jervis or Adelaide.

For residents who do not have a log in, please contact our Sales Centre to arrange.

Please note: Amendment and cancellation fees for bookings under the Kangaroo Island Resident fares will come into effect from July 2024. Fee details will be announced prior to this date. Standard fees will continue to apply to all other fare types

KI Resident Login

  • For travel from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024

    PassengerOne WayReturn
    Adult$7.80$15.60
    Australian Concession¹$5.85$11.70
    Australian Student²$5.85$11.70
    Child³$3.90$7.80
    Infant³Free of charge
    VehicleOne WayReturn
    Vehicle (≤ 5m)⁴$74.35$148.70
    Vehicle (> 5m)$74.35 + $14.90 per 1m$148.70 + $29.80 per 1m
    Campervan/Motorhome (≤ 5m)⁴$93$186
    Campervan/Motorhome (> 5m)$93 + $18.60 per 1m$186 + $37.20 per 1m
    Trailer, Boat, Caravan, or Camper Trailer (≤ 4m)⁵$74.35$148.70
    Trailer, Boat, Caravan, or Camper Trailer (> 4m)$74.35 + $18.60 per 1m$148.70 + $37.20 per 1m
    Motorbikes$18.60$37.20
    Motorbike with sidecar or trailer$74.35$148.70

    For travel from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025

    PassengerOne WayReturn
    Adult$8.10$16.20
    Australian Concession¹$6.10$12.20
    Australian Student²$6.10$12.20
    Child³$4.05$8.10
    Infant³Free of charge
    VehicleOne WayReturn
    Vehicle (≤ 5m)⁴$77.30$154.60
    Vehicle (> 5m)$77.30 + $15.50 per 1m$154.60 + $31 per 1m
    Campervan/Motorhome (≤ 5m)⁴$96.75$193.50
    Campervan/Motorhome (> 5m)$96.75 + $19.35 per 1m$193.50 + $38.70 per 1m
    Trailer, Boat, Caravan, or Camper Trailer (≤ 4m)⁵$77.30$154.60
    Trailer, Boat, Caravan, or Camper Trailer (> 4m)$77.30 + $15.50 per 1m$154.60 + $31 per 1m
    Motorbikes$19.35$38.70
    Motorbike with sidecar or trailer$77.30$154.60
  • Early Bird Vehicle Special

    50% off vehicles ≤ 6m in length when travelling on the 5:30 am departing Penneshaw and the 6:00 am and 7:00 am departing Cape Jervis ferries (when operating/subject to availability).

    Prices
    For travel 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024:
    Vehicle lengthOne WayReturn
    ≤ 5m$37.18$74.35
    5.1m to 6m$44.63$89.25

    Simply log in with your KI Resident login, or call us on 13 13 01 or 8551 7222 and book one of the early ferry departures for the following eligible dates:

    Year Month Days
    2023/24 October to April Monday to Friday (except Mon 2 Oct, Mon 1 Jan and Mon 1 Apr)
    2024June3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
    Early Bird Vehicle Special

    50% off vehicles ≤ 6m in length when travelling on the 5:30 am departing Penneshaw and the 6:00 am and 7:00 am departing Cape Jervis ferries (when operating/subject to availability).

    Prices
    For travel 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025:
    Vehicle lengthOne WayReturn
    ≤ 5m$38.65$77.30
    5.1m to 6m$46.40$92.80

    Simply log in with your KI Resident login, or call us on 13 13 01 or 8551 7222 and book one of the early ferry departures for the following eligible dates:

    Year Month Days
    2024 July Monday to Friday (except Wed 31 July)
    2024August22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
    2024/25September to MarchMonday to Friday (except 25, 26 & 27 Dec 2024 and Mon 10 Mar 2025)
  • Kangaroo Island residents are able to extend special passenger ferry fares to family and friends, representing a saving on the standard passenger fares.

    Family & Friends Fares (valid for sale and travel to 31 March 2025)

    FaresOne WayReturn
    Adult$49$98
    Concession¹/Student²$40$80
    Child³$25$50
    Infant³Free of charge
  • Kangaroo Island Resident Fares:
    • Fares are valid for booking and travel dates as listed above, for other dates please enquire.
    • ¹Australian Concession fares are only valid for Australian Government issued pension, seniors and veteran cards.
    • ²Australian Student fares are only valid for Australian full-time students 15 to 18 years.
    • Your concession/student card must be presented at check-in to receive your discount.
    • ³Child is 3 to 14 years. Infants 0 to 2 years are free of charge.
    • ⁴Extra charges apply to vehicles, campervans, motorhomes > 5m.
    • ⁵Extra charges apply to trailers, boats, caravans and camper trailers > 4m.
    • For a printable version of the KI Residents Fares & Timetables (2023-24), please click here. And for the 2024-25 Fares & Timetables, please click here.
    Kangaroo Island Resident Conditions:
    • Your SeaLink Kangaroo Island login and password are confidential and must not be released to any persons not listed on your resident record with SeaLink as a registered Kangaroo Island resident. Only listed Kangaroo Island residents can be booked using your login.
    • Photo ID for Kangaroo Island resident adults, students and concession will be required to be presented at check-in.
    • Bookings made for non-listed Kangaroo Island residents using your Kangaroo Island resident login will result in online privileges being revoked for a 12-month period (and any difference in monies between Kangaroo Island resident fares and Family & Friends fares will be required to be paid prior to travel).
    • For bookings made online or within 30 days of travel date, full payment must be received at the time of booking.
    • Amendment and cancellation fees for bookings under the Kangaroo Island Resident fares will come into effect from July 2024. Fee details will be announced prior to this date. For cancellations, until further notice, money can be held in credit for up to 12 months.
    • For all other Terms and Conditions including Conditions of Ferry Passage, please see SeaLink Kangaroo Island’s standard terms & conditions page.
    • SeaLink reserves the right to change the terms and conditions for Kangaroo Island Residents at any time without notice.
    Early Bird Vehicle Special:
    • Special valid for travel until 30 June 2025.
    • Subject to availability at the time of booking.
    • Applicable to new bookings only that include a vehicle and passengers.
    • Special not valid for unaccompanied vehicles.
    • This is applicable on the 5:30 am departing Penneshaw and the 6:00 am and 7:00 am departing Cape Jervis ferries only. If there is a 4:30 am departing Penneshaw this service will also qualify.
    • Applicable to vehicles that are ≤ 6m in length only. Any vehicle that is over 6m is charged at the standard KI resident fares. Discount is not applicable on trailers, boats, caravans, camper trailers but the vehicle towing the trailer will receive the discount if it is ≤ 6m.
    • The 50% discount is applicable to KI Resident travel only and is not available in conjunction with Family and Friends fares, or available with any other special offer.
    • If changing a booking to a non-Early Bird sailing, standard KI Resident fares will apply, and additional charges must be paid prior to travel.
    • This offer is bookable online using your Resident login.
    Family & Friends Fares:
    • Valid for booking and travel dates as listed above, for other dates please enquire.
    • ¹Australian Concession fares are only valid for Australian Government issued pension, seniors and veteran cards.
    • ²Australian Student fares are only valid for Australian full-time students 15 to 18 years.
    • Your concession/student card must be presented at check-in to receive your discount.
    • ³Child is 3 to 14 years. Infants 0 to 2 years are free of charge.
    Family & Friends Conditions:
    • These fares cannot be booked online, please call 13 13 01 or 8551 7222.
    • These discounted ferry fares are for friends and family members' leisure travel and are not permitted for business use.
    • These fares can only be made by family and friends of KI residents, by calling SeaLink direct. Family and friends must confirm the full name, address, and telephone number at the time of booking to verify Kangaroo Island residency.
    • Family and friends are not permitted to use the KI resident login or password to make bookings.
    • For Family and Friends of KI residents, SeaLink Kangaroo Island's standard payment policy, cancellation and amendment fees apply as set out on the terms & conditions page.
    Payment Surcharges:

    All payments made by credit card will incur the following surcharges:

    • Visa - 1%
    • Mastercard - 1%
    • American Express - 1%
    • UnionPay (Card Present Transactions only) - 1.5%
    • PayPal - 1%

    Surcharge free payment options include Direct Deposit, EFTPOS (Savings or Cheque) or cash.

  • What are the KI Resident fares?

    Please refer to the Kangaroo Island Resident Fares on this page.

    Will peak pricing affect residents?

    No, peak pricing does not affect resident passenger or vehicle fares. The peak vehicle fares will apply to visitor fares for specific services that experience the highest demand throughout the year. The majority of visitor vehicle fares will remain at the current standard fare.

    Can these fares be booked online?

    Yes, these fares can be booked online.

    Can bookings be changed/cancelled online?

    Yes, bookings can be changed online, however cancellations must be advised via the Sales Centre by calling 8551 7222.

    Are there any booking amendment or cancellation fees applicable to KI Resident bookings?

    No there are not, however SeaLink will be introducing amendment and cancellation fees for KI Resident fares from 1 July 2024. Details of the fees will be communicated to residents well before this date.

    Will booking amendment or cancellation fees be applicable to other fare types such as Family and Friends and Freight?

    Yes standard booking and cancellation fees will still apply to all other fare types.

    Will funds still be available to be held in credit for unused fares?

    Yes, funds will be held in credit for unused fares, however, as from 1 July 2024 these will be subject to amendment or cancellation fees.

    Will the fares increase each year?

    Yes, the fares will increase from 1 July each year based on an annual indexation calculation in line with factors including wages, fuel, and CPI growth.

    Are the new ferry fares subsidised by Government?

    No, the new ferry fares are not subsidised by Government.

    Will the Early Bird vehicle special still be available?

    Yes, vehicles up to and including 6m in length will receive a 50% discount when travelling on the 5:30am ex Penneshaw, and the 6:00am and 7:00am ex Cape Jervis. This special is applicable only to KI Residents. For pricing, please refer to the fares table on this KI Resident page.

    Will proof of residency still be required for travel?

    Yes, photo ID with proof of a Kangaroo Island address for KI Resident Adults, Students and Concession will be required to be presented at check-in.

    Will the KI Resident driver still travel free?

    No, the driver will pay the applicable adult or concession fare.

    Will there be long weekend specials available for KI Residents?

    No, these new fares will replace all existing long weekend and other specials.

    Will the cruiser fare still be available?

    The cruiser fare will continue to be available, however the new fares are more beneficial for KI Residents.

    Will Family and Friends fares still be available?

    Yes, they are still available.

    Can a resident still travel free when accompanying a child for a ferry transfer?

    Yes, the child transfer free of charge adult ferry fare will continue to apply.

    Will temporary KI residents (working on the island for a minimum of 12 months) still be eligible for resident rates?

    Temporary KI Residents will require a letter on letterhead from their employer stating a start and end date of employment no less than 3 months, and not exceeding 12 months.

    Will SeaLink still provide sponsorship to sporting clubs etc?

    SeaLink is committed to supporting the community of Kangaroo Island through the CommunityLink support program and any applications for community support require a CommunityLink Application Form. Applications will open in approximately April of each year and sponsorship will be granted for the following July - June fiscal year.

    Towards the new Kangaroo Island Ferry Service

    You can find up to date information and FAQ's about the new Kangaroo Island Ferry Service here.

SeaLink Kangaroo Island Resident Mailing List

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