Tel: (03) 6462 1415

2 Shaw St, Currie, King Island TAS

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 Fares are Payable to BASS ISLAND LINE

To book King Island to Geelong contact Jim McKenzie Agencies, 2 Shaw Street, Currie, King Island telephone 03 64621415, Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Closed on public holidays

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Delivery and Receival Depot, King Island:  TasPorts, Grassy Harbour Road, Grassy, King Island. Open Monday to Friday 8 am to 3.30 pm, telephone 03 64611155

Delivery and Receival Depot, Geelong: Geelong Port, Corio Quay North, North Geelong 3215. Open Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm for receival and delivery. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Before you pick up your car in Geelong ring the security office 03 5247 0366 to organise pickup and find out what time it will be available. Cars will be delivered to the North Security Office car park directly in front of the entrance gate. Push the Call Button at the security gate for directions.

Delivery of Cars to Geelong Port: You must ring TCS to book the car on the ship - 03 6432 2990. You must have a copy of your consignment note for the Port to receive your car. Ring the security office 03 5247 0366 to organise delivery.

To book Geelong to King Island contact Tas Cargo Services, 146 Wilson Street, Burnie 03 6432 2990 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • The John Duigan departs King Island on Tuesday and arrives at Geelong on Wednesday (weather permitting).
  • Cars need to be dropped off at Grassy before 9 am on Tuesday to be loaded on the next ship.
  • The John Duigan departs Geelong on Wednesday and arrives King Island on Friday (weather permitting).
  • Cars need to be dropped off at the Geelong Port before 10 am Wednesday to be loaded on the next ship.
  • All keys to the vehicle need to be supplied to enable Biosecurity access to your vehicle if required.
  • Contact TasPorts at Grassy on (03) 64611155 regarding delivery and collection times.

Payment must be made before the car is shipped and can be Cash or EFTPOS.  Personal cheques will not be accepted.

Bass Island Line offer travellers a Tourist Rate fare whereby a free return is available.

  • Valid flight booking details must be given to qualify.
  • The return trip must be completed 3 months from the first trip.
  • If a different car is returned on the free return leg a surcharge will apply at $286.00 inclusive.
  • Commercial, laden vehicles or business cars do not qualify for the Tourist Rate.

  Bass Strait Vehicle Equalisation Scheme

  • A rebate from the government is available of $229 to offset your airfare costs as you cannot travel with your car on the ship.
  • Your vehicle must be Registered.
  • You must be flying on a commercial airline 7 days either side of when your car is shipped. If travelling between 7 to 14 days after the car you are eligible for the rebate if you provide a valid reason for your delayed travel.
  • You must be flying in the same direction as the car.
  • Valid flight booking details must be supplied on the claim form to qualify for rebate.
  • Available between Geelong to King Island or King Island to Geelong.  
  • Claim forms can be obtained from Jim McKenzie Agencies or online:

                                                                                       Normal      Deducting        After 2nd

Unladen Vehicle Rates - up to 1.8m high                    Fare         1st Rebate       Leg Rebate

One Way Vehicle up to 4.29 metres in length                 $610.06       $381.06              -

Tourist Rate Return Trip same car (within 3 months)     $684.42       $455.42         $226.42

One Way Vehicles over 4.29 m in length up to 5.50 m   $784.96       $555.96              -

Tourist Rate Return Trip same car (within 3 months)     $859.32        $630.32         $401.32

Wharfage is included in the above rates: Grassy $45.74 inc and Geelong $28.62 incl.

All prices quoted are Inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice. 

updated 6/12/18