Kangaroo Island Residents

Special ferry travel rates are offered on all ferry departures to bonafide Kangaroo Island Residents. These travel rates also include a 'free-of-charge' driver when booking a vehicle. Special and off-peak vehicle rates are also available. Please note that ONLY bonafide Kangaroo Island Residents are eligible to utilise the special travel rates for passengers, vehicles and the free-of-charge driver offer. Terms and conditions apply.

Download KI Resident Flyer and Timetable.

Off-Peak KI Resident Vehicle Fares - $79 each Way

Travel on selected ferry services and your vehicle travels for $79.00* each way (up to 5 metres). Trailers are not applicable and the KI Resident driver still travels free.

  • Departing Cape Jervis - 6am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 7pm
  • Departing Penneshaw - 7.30am, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm

*Fares valid for travel until 31st March 2022.

Booking Conditions for 'Family & Friends Fares' of Kangaroo Island Residents

Bookings for KI Resident family and friends can be made directly with SeaLink with our special 'Family & Friends' discounted ferry fares. Your family and friends can book by calling 13 13 01 (please note available to book by phone only) and our Sales Centre will confirm your full name, address and telephone number as a verification of your residency. See KI Resident Timetable for fare pricing.

For travel within 30 days of booking, full payment must be made at time of booking. These discounted ferry fares are for friends and family members' leisure travel only and are not permitted for business use. Family and friends of Kangaroo Island Residents are NOT permitted to use the Resident Log In or Password to make bookings; they must phone our Sales Centre on 13 13 01

Special Offers

Kids Go Free with SeaLink Kangaroo Island this spring^

Save up to $96 per booking with up to three kids travelling free* when making a one way or return ferry booking for one adult and a vehicle for travel between 11th October and 10 December 2021. The driver still travels free when this offer is redeemed. Simply quote the promo code KIDSGOFREE when you get to the checkout or mention when you book over the phone or via email.

^Conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Book from 12th August to 1st December 2021. Bookings can one way or return and depart from either Penneshaw or Cape Jervis. Maximum of 3 children (aged 3-14yrs) per booking, travel free of charge on the ferry when accompanied with one FOC driver and a vehicle (additional passengers at normal KRES rates). Vehicles will be priced at Off Peak or Peak as per ferry schedule. Excludes Early Bird Ferry Special (5.30am or 7.00am). Use promo code KIDSGOFREE to redeem.

2021-22 KI Resident Specials - 4 people travel FREE!^

Up to four persons (including the KI resident driver) travel free^, when making a return vehicle booking between select dates. See the table below for dates to travel.

To claim this special: simply log-in and book during the dates below, fulfilling the terms and conditions, and you will automatically receive your special rate.

Alternatively, you can make a booking on the phone 8551 7222 or via email [email protected] and be sure to mention 'KI RESIDENT SPECIAL' to claim this offer.

View the special travel dates
Special Travel Dates for 2021/22 Ex. Penneshaw Ex. Cape Jervis
2021 October Long Weekend Thursday 30 September - Saturday 2 October 2021 Sunday 3 - Tuesday 5 October 2021
2021 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant Special Thursday 11 November - Friday 12 November 2021 Saturday 13 - Tuesday 16 November 2021
2021 Pre-Christmas Special Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 November 2021 Sunday 28 - Tuesday 30 November 2021
2022 New Year's Day Special Saturday 1 January 2022; 8.30am service only Saturday 1 - Monday 3 January 2022; 7pm service only
2022 Adelaide Cup Long Weekend Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 March 2021 Sunday 13 - Tuesday 15 March 2021

^Terms and Conditions: Passengers must accompany a vehicle. 4 free passengers includes a KI Resident driver. Return ferry travel must be booked departing from Penneshaw. Excludes 7.30 PM from Penneshaw and 9.00 AM from Cape Jervis. Vehicle price is full standard fare (off peak fares/ early bird fares not applicable). Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers including 'KI Resident Earlybird Special'. Valid for travel as per dates listed above.

Earlybird Specials - 50% off cars for KI Residents - that's just $49 each way and Driver goes FREE!

Simply log in with your KI Resident login. KI Resident driver still goes free! Book one of the early ferries for the following eligible dates:

Year Month Days
2021 October 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29
2021 November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 & 30
2021 December 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31

Alternatively, you can call us on 8551 7222.

Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31st March 2022 and applies to new bookings only that include a vehicle and passengers. Special not valid for unaccompanied vehicles. This is applicable on the 5.30 AM ex Penneshaw and the 7.00 AM ex Cape Jervis ferries only. If there is a 4.30AM ex Penneshaw this service will also qualify. Applicable to Vehicles that are 5m only - any vehicle that is over 5m is charged at the normal fare. Discount is not applicable on trailers, caravans, campers but the vehicle towing the trailer will receive the discount if it is 5m. The 50% discount is applicable for registered Premier Club Members and KI Residents ONLY - Family and Friends do NOT receive the discount. Not available with any other offer. If your booking is changed to a time other than a 5.30am or 7.00am departure, the standard KI Resident or Premier Club Members fares will apply and additional money must be paid prior to travel. This offer is bookable online but web discount does not apply. If you do not have a web log in please contact our Sales Centre on 8551 7222.

KI Resident (KIPK) Shuttle, Coach & Ferry Package Special Offer - Leave Your Car At Home

This special KI Resident Package fare is designed for Residents who need to travel to and from Adelaide via the SeaLink Shuttle, SeaLink Ferry and SeaLink Connection. Same day travel can be taken, or package can be used to return at a later date.

Travel can be taken from Kingscote, American River and Penneshaw.

Departs Adult Student Concession Child (3-14 years)
Penneshaw $102 $92 $55 $55
American River $117 $105 $63 $63
Kingscote $117 $105 $63 $63

To make a booking call us on 8551 7222 or email [email protected] and mention 'KIPK'. 

Terms and Conditions: Prices are for return travel and valid for travel until 31st March 2022. Travel is return only and must commence from Kangaroo Island to/from Adelaide Central Bus Station. Package must include return SeaLink Ferry and SeaLink Coach and SeaLink Shuttle is optional. If the SeaLink Connection or SeaLink Shuttle are cancelled after forward travel, monies are non-refundable. Glenelg pick ups or drop offs are no longer available.

How To View Past and Present Bookings

You are now able to login to the SeaLink Kangaroo Island website and view your past and future bookings online. You will also be able to easily modify any upcoming bookings.

To find this information simply 'Login', check your 'Booking History' where you will find details of past and future travel bookings.


  • Login at the top right corner of the website homepage and enter your username and password, then click 'Login'.
  • You will receive a pop-up asking you to confirm you are a KI Resident. Select 'I Agree' to continue if you are a bonafide KI Resident.
  • Select 'Booking History' at the top of the page.
  • Your bookings will display under 'Upcoming Bookings' and 'Past Bookings'. Click on any booking reference to view relevant information.
    • For Upcoming Bookings: You will be able to view the booking on your screen, modify the booking (for basic ferry and coach bookings) and/or generate documents.
    • For Past Bookings: You can view the booking on your screen and/or generate documents.


How do I access KI Resident rates when bookings online?

To access Kangaroo Island resident rates for bonafide Kangaroo Island residents, please click on the "Login" button in the top right-hand corner of the website and enter your details in the fields. When you go to book your fares, the KI Resident rates will automatically be made available to you. Follow the detailed instructions in the Kangaroo Island Resident Online Booking Guide to book online. You're also able to manage your bookings online too. Read more about the feature and how to use it here

If you are a bonafide Kangaroo Island resident and don't have an Internet Log In Account for the SeaLink website, you can apply for one by calling 8551 7222. Your Login and Password are confidential and must not be released to non-Kangaroo Island Residents or third parties. Any abuse of this confidentiality may result in loss of special Kangaroo Island Resident rates for future travel.

Why does SeaLink want to be able to contact me?

SeaLink has a Kangaroo Island Residents Only mailing list, where we only send you information about

  • KI Resident special offers
  • Important and updated information about ferry services
  • Other important information that may be relevant only to Kangaroo Island Residents.

You will only be sent promotional information for our other services should you request it.

Subscribe by filling out and submitting the below form. If you would like information on our other services, please tick the relevant boxes.

Please Note:

  • We will not share your details with any third parties.
  • This is a private mailing list for Kangaroo Island Residents only and you may unsubscribe at anytime.

If you would like to provide us with your feedback at anytime about the content on this website or your user experience, please email us at [email protected]

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Ferry Travel Safety Messages

Safety Procedure Update: Please note, due to amended safety considerations, we must now ask you to abide by new operating procedures with regard to staying in your vehicle during ferry crossings.

Your safety is of the utmost importance when travelling with us. Please take notice of the following ferry travel conditions:

  • You must not stay in your vehicle during a ferry crossing. If you have a physical disability or serious illness that limits your ability to climb the stairs from the vehicle deck to the passenger deck and you need to remain in your vehicle during the ferry crossing, please inform us at the time of booking or at check-in. We will then make arrangements to assist you as best we can but please note your request cannot be guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Ship's Master on the day of travel.
  • Assistance is available with loading your vehicle should you require it.
  • No BYO alcohol is allowed to be consumed on board whilst sailing (either on deck or within your car).
  • Drivers only are allowed on the car deck to load and collect car. All passengers must embark and disembark via the portside doorway.
  • If you need to get access to your vehicle during sailing, please contact a crew member for permission.

It is vital that you adhere to crew instructions and travel in the allocated passenger areas/lounges of the ferries. 

If sea-sickness is a concern, it is best to travel at the rear of the ferry (toilets are located here) and get lots of fresh air. 

The Spirit of Kangaroo Island ferry has a lower passenger lounge (toilet equipped) on the port side of the vessel.  Many people find this lounge more comfortable in rough conditions as it sits below the water line. 

Credit Card 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 POLi Pay, Direct Deposit, EFTPOS (Savings or Cheque) and Cash.