Ferry Timetables


Service Cancellation - Thursday 14th December 

SeaLink NT is sorry to advise that the Tiwi Islands ferry service has been cancelled this Thursday the 14th, due to operational reasons. The remainder of the weekend services on Friday, Saturday & Sunday will run as per schedule. 

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused 

Additional Saturday Service for the footy! 

Saturday 16th December - Tiwi Bombers vs Wanderers 

Depart Cullen Bay 10:00am, depart Wurrumiyanga 5:00pm

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Tiwi Islands Wet Season Timetable - 10 Dec 2017 - 31 March 2018

Ferry travel time is 2.5 hours each way.

*please note that schedules are subject to change without notice.
*schedules may change due to NT public holidays, please check the website closer to the date if you intend to travel on long weekends.

Departs
Cullen Bay
Departs
Wurrumiyanga
Thursday
11:15 AM
Thursday
3:15 PM
Friday
11:15 AM
Friday
3:15 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM
Sunday
5:30 PM (5:15 PM from Paru)

Tiwi Islands Ferry Information

Tiwi Islands Ferry Fares

From 01 April 2017
Adult One Way $60.00
Adult Return $120.00
Concession* One Way $45.00
Concession Return $90.00
Child** One Way $32.50
Child Return $65.00
Family Return Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) $320.00
Multi Ticket^ (10 trips) $450.00

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*Concession fares are available for passengers with a valid Healthcare card or Seniors card.
**Child fares are available for passengers aged 5 - 14 yrs inclusive.
^ Please refer to Terms & Conditions for fare rules


Tiwi Islands Christmas & New Year Schedules

The SeaLink NT office will be closed December 23rd - 26th and New Years Day

Departs
Departs Cullen Bay
Departs
Departs Wurrumiyanga
Sunday 24th December
12:00 PM
Sunday 24th December
3:15 PM
Thursday 28th December
11:15 AM
Thursday 28th December
3:15 PM
Friday 29th December
11:15 AM
Friday 29th December
3:15 PM
Sunday 31st December
12:00 PM
Sunday 31st December
3:15 PM
Thursday 4th January
11:15 AM
Thursday 4th January
3:15 PM

Tiwi Islands Wet Season Timetable Download

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Schedule Changes - December 2017

Due to extremely low tides at Cullen Bay, the following schedule changes will occur in December

Monday 18th December 2017

  • Normal schedule from 5:45am to and including 9:00am / 9:20am service
  • Extra service - 10:00am / 10:20am
  • Cancelled service - 11:00am / 11:20am
  • 1:00pm / 1:20pm service is delayed until 1:20pm / 1:40pm
  • Regular service resumes at 3:00pm / 3:20pm

Tuesday 19th December 2017

  • Normal schedule from 5:45am to and including 11:00am / 11:20am service
  • Cancelled service - 1:00pm / 1:20pm
  • Extra service - 2:00pm / 2:20pm
  • Regular service resumes at 3:00pm / 3:20pm

Wednesday 20th December 2017

  • Normal schedule from 5:45am to and including 11:00am / 11:20am service
  • Cancelled service - 1:00pm / 1:20pm
  • Regular service resumes at 3:00pm / 3:20pm

Thursday 21st December 2017

  • Normal schedule from 5:45am to and including 11:00am / 11:20am service
  • Cancelled service - 1:00pm / 1:20pm
  • Regular service resumes at 3:00pm / 3:20pm

SeaLink sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Mandorah Ferry Information

Fares: effective from 5th October 2015

Adult Return $26.00
Adult One Way $15.50
Child Return (5-14 years) $13.00
Child One Way (5-14 years) $7.70
Senior Return* $15.00
Senior One Way* $8.30
Family Return (2 Adults + 3 Children) $72.50
Adult Multi (10 trips) $98.00
Child Multi (10 trips) $52.00
Adult Weekly $75.00
Adult Fortnightly $142.50
Adult 30 Days $256.50
Adult Annual** $2875.00
Student Return *** $17.00
Student OW *** $10.20
Student Multi *** $64.50

Prices subject to change without notice.

* Valid Seniors card to be presented upon purchase
**Please contact the SeaLink office to purchase annual tickets.
*** Secondary or tertiary student, valid student ID required

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Mandorah Christmas Day and Public Holiday Schedules

SeaLink will be running a reduced timetable on Christmas Day, Monday 25th December 2017. (see below)

**Tuesday 26th December is a public holiday. The public holiday timetable will apply.

**Although Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December) and New Years Eve (Sunday 31st December) are public holidays after 7pm, we will operate the usual Saturday night services at 6pm, 8pm, 10pm and midnight.

**Monday 1st January 2018 is a public holiday and the public holiday timetable will apply.

Departs
Cullen Bay
Departs
Mandorah
Monday 25th December
8:30 AM
Monday 25th December
8:45 AM
Monday 25th December
11:15 AM
Monday 25th December
11:30 AM
Monday 25th December
3:30 PM
Monday 25th December
3:45 PM
Monday 25th December
7:00 PM
Monday 25th December
7:15 PM

Mandorah Timetable

Departs
Cullen Bay
Departs
Mandorah
Mon - Fri*
5:45 AM
Mon - Fri*
6:00 AM
Daily
6:30 AM
Daily
6:45 AM
Daily
7:00 AM
Daily
7:20 AM
Mon - Fri*
7:45 AM
Mon - Fri*
8:00 AM
Daily
9:00 AM
Daily
9:20 AM
Daily
11:00 AM
Daily
11:20 AM
Weekends & Public Holidays
12:00 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
12:20 PM
Daily
1:00 PM
Daily
1:20 PM
Daily
3:00 PM
Daily
3:20 PM
Daily
5:00 PM
Daily
5:20 PM
Daily
6:00 PM
Daily
6:20 PM
Mon - Fri*
7:00 PM
Mon - Fri*
7:20 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
8:00 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
8:20 PM
Mon - Fri*
9:00 PM
Mon - Fri*
9:20 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
10:00 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
10:20 PM
Mon - Fri*
11:00 PM
Mon - Fri*
11:20 PM
Fri & Sat Only*
Midnight
Fri & Sat Only*
12:20 AM

*Does not operate on public holidays

Mandorah Ferry Timetable Download

Operates Mondays - Fridays (no services on weekends). Travel time is one hour each way.

A permit is essential to visit Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island. Please contact the Anindilyakwa Land Council for further information.

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Groote-Bickerton Ferry Fares

Adult fare - one way$40.00
Anindilyakwa fare - one way$25.00
Adult fare - return$80.00
Anindilyakwa fare - return$50.00


Infants and children under 15 yrs travel free of charge. Please include infants and children when making bookings, to ensure a seat is held for them.

Passengers 15 yrs and over travel at either full adult or Anindilyakwa fares.

To select the Anindilyakwa fare, please book as concession/pension in the online booking screen.

Departs
Groote Eylandt (Alyangula)
Departs
Bickerton Island
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM
Monday - Friday
3:00 PM
Monday - Friday
4:00 PM