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Latest Ferry News

Ferry Notice - 13 November 2019


The Raymond Island Ferry will cease operating one hour before its scheduled time at 22:00pm tonight for a Chain Calibration. The Ferry will return to service at 05:20am on Thursday 14 November 2019.


Scheduled return date - as at 25 October


Despite some difficult weather conditions, the Raymond Island Ferry has been successfully brought back to its Paynesville dock, so that the remaining maintenance can be undertaken. This work includes the use of divers to re-attach the ferry chains. There is a possibility that the ferry may be back in-service before the advised date of Monday 28 October.


Ferry users are asked to keep an eye on the Raymond Island Ferry SMS service and on the electronic messaging board above the ferry shelter on the Paynesville side for more information on the service return. Thanks to all the contractors who have worked hard to get this essential maintenance undertaken so efficiently and to the Raymond Island community bus drivers and the Water Taxi operators who have ensured that Raymond Islanders can still go about their daily business with as little disruption as possible.


Ferry Outage - Community Bus Service Contact Details


 The correct number for the Community Bus Service is 0477 325 129.


Ferry Outage - 7 October 2019


The ferry will be out of service for a planned outage for three weeks starting on Monday 7 October 2019.


This is to complete scheduled maintenance works and is an Australian Maritime Safety Authority requirement.

  • Residents are encouraged to move their vehicles off the island on Sunday 6 October.
  • Last ferry service before the outage will be Sunday 6 October 23:00
  • Water taxi services will begin 05:20 Monday 7 October 2019
  • The Emergency Barge will be on standby during the outage.

Please follow the link below to access all the information you need to know during the outage


Ferry outage services - information sheet


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