The City of Geraldton, the largest regional city north of Perth, is located in the region called Australia’s Coral Coast.

With beautiful sandy beaches and a warm, sunny climate, Geraldton is a mecca for surfing, fishing, kiteboarding, and swimming.

The 122 coral fringed Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Geraldton are considered one of the world’s best kept secrets.

Highlights of Geraldton

  • Take a tour of the HMAS Sydney II Memorial, a breathtaking Memorial of national significance, and remember the 645 crew that lost their lives in WWII.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp and Zeewijk Shipwrecks at the WA Museum Geraldton.
  • Take a flight to the Abrolhos Islands and enjoy snorkelling in the crystal blue waters of East Wallabi Island or spot over 35 species of birds that regularly breed on the Islands.

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Sightseeing Opportunities (Half day)

  • Walking tour visiting the HMAS Sydney II Memorial, WA Museum - Geraldton and St Francis Xavier Cathedral
  • Winery tour - Please delete as this has closed down
  • Local history and architectural tour
  • Greenough hamlet

Sightseeing Opportunities (Full day)

  • Kalbarri Gorges
  • Working farm – Not sure where this is as we have no tours to a farm currently
  • Northampton/Chapman Valley tour
  • Albrolhos Islands tour by Charter Flight
  • Dongara and Eneabba Tour. – No current tour on sale for Dongara and Eneabba

Working hours

Customs Officers 24 hours
Quarantine Officials 24 hours
Immigration Officials As for Customs

Customs and Immigration

Passenger Manifest Three copies at the first port of call with one copy to Immigration with the passengers card one copy to Customs and the third copy to remain on board the ship.
Embarking Passenger Manifest 3 copies - 1 to Customs 1 to Port 1 stays
Crew Manifest 2 - 1 at first port to Immigration 2nd stays.
Stores List 2 (Aust. Customs Service and Sydney Ports Corporation
Customs Declaration(Ship) 1 (Australian Customs Service)
Customs Declaration(Crew) 2 (Australian Customs Service)
Forms Comments All forms listed above are produced at the first Australian port of call and then one copy of each form travels on board the ship to be produced at subsequent ports.
Customs Declaration(Passengers) One at first Australian port of call only.

Port health

Health Declaration One (pratique) at first Australian port of call only


Ground Operations

The following Ground Handlers are CDU members and supply superior ground handling services throughout Australia.

Port Approach


Arrival Departure Restrictions n/a
Tidal Variation 1.2m
Prevailing Currents 0.5 knots N/S at Fairway Buoy
Prevailing Winds n/a
Length of Channel n/a
Depth of Channel n/a
Comments n/a

Depth and breadth of turning basin

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Port Services

Shipping agents

The following CDU members offer superior service throughout the region.

Port Operations/Services

Barwil Agencies Oceania
Address 9/189 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone +61 2 9439 7223
24 hour contact +61 416 189 760
Fax +61 2 9439 8587
Services Contact: Greg Coopman.
For details of services see the Barwil entry under Members and Contacts- then scroll down to Shipping Agents.
Beaufort Shipping Agency Company
Address Level 8, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  GPO Box 3988, Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone 61 2 9364 8960
24 hour contact +61 411 123 013
Fax +61 2 9364 8999
Website N/A
Services Contact Ian McAllister
For details of services see the Beaufort entry under Members and Contacts- then scroll down to Shipping Agents.
Information on other Shipping Agents can be obtained from the Port Authority (see Port Operator).


Are tugs available yes - 2
Are tugs compulsory n/a
Tug operator`s name n/a
Tug operator`s fax n/a
Ship or tug lines n/a
Tug working hours n/a


Working hours n/a
Port officials
Working hours n/a
Overtime n/a


For details of suitable stevedores, please contact the Shipping Agent




Telephones n/a
How many n/a
Notice required n/a


Fuel Grades n/a
Quay or barge n/a
Suppliers n/a


Fresh Water Yes
Exquay or barge n/a
No of hoses n/a
Capacity per hose/hour n/a
Tonnes per hour guaranteed 40tph
Type of connect n/a
Connect size in inches n/a

Dry garbage

Dry garbage Yes
Barge alongside n/a
Containers available n/a
Size of containers n/a
Number available n/a
Incineration or dump n/a
Facilities to transport n/a

Wet garbage

Wet garbage Yes
Ship or shore pump n/a
Sludge disposal n/a
Sludge details n/a


Port Charges n/a

Repair facilities

Nearest dry dock n/a
Length n/a
Maximum Tonnage n/a
Divers Available n/a
Engineering facilities n/a


Dredging undertaken n/a
Dredging when n/a


Port Operator

Port operator

Name Geraldton Port Authority
Address 289 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, WA, 6530
Telephone 08 9964 0520
Facsimile 08 99 640 555
Web Site
Email Address

Berth details

Berth N/A - Tendered
Maximum draft Anchor in Champion Bay in water > 10 m LAT.  Max Draft 8.7 m + tide
Tidal variation 1.2m
Berth length N/A
Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships No
Are other ships able to dock n/a
Cargo ships at dock n/a
Security fences n/a

Nearest ports

Australia Fremantle
Nearest Overseas Port n/a



Terminal facilities

Terminal Building No. Passengers tender to Batavia Coast Marina.
Meet and Greet Facilities Yes, by arrangement
Toilet Facilities Yes
Telephones In town
Availability of Maps and/or Brochures Yes
Souvenir Shopping Yes
Money Exchange In town 
Is the US Dollar Accepted? No


Closest Airport to Pier Geraldton
Distance to Airport 15km
Transport to Airport Taxi
Can Passengers Walk to Town yes - 1km
Drive Time from Pier to Shuttle Stop 50m
Distance from Pier to Town Centre 1km
Are Shuttle Buses Necessary No
Suggested Shuttle Stop in Town Geraldton Visitor Centre or City Centre
Availability of Taxis at Pier Yes
Availability of Public Transport at Pier No
Other Forms of Transport at Pier No

Tour buses

Distance from Ship to Tour Buses 50m
What is the Normal Coach Capacity 44-51
Are Tour Buses Air Conditioned Yes
Are Refreshments Provided on Buses No
Are Cold Towels Provided on Buses No
Are Step Stools Provided on Buses Yes



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