This service takes approximately 1¾ hours travel time each way. For a current list of ferry departure times to Palm Island please refer to the timetable below. 

We offer standard tickets, multi-trip tickets and group rates, check our prices for Palm Island Ferry here.

Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to boarding to ensure sufficient time to purchase tickets.

Palm Island Ferry Timetable

Last updated: 10th August 2022 at 9.00am 

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council is requesting that all passengers assess their needs to travel to Palm Island unless vaccinated. For further information please contact Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

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DATEDAYDEPART TOWNSVILLEDEPART PALM ISLAND
AUGUST 2022
August 10 *Wednesday9.30am11.30am
August 11 *Thursday9.30am11.30am
August 12 *Friday9.30am11.30am
August 13Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
August 14Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
August 15Monday7.30am9.30am
August 17Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
August 18*Thursday8.00am4.15pm
August 19Friday12.00pm4.15pm
August 20Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
August 21Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
August 22Monday7.30am9.30am
August 24Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
August 25Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
August 26Friday12.00pm4.15pm
August 27Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
August 28Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
August 29Monday7.30am9.30am
August 30Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
SEPTEMBER 2022 
September 1Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
September 2Friday12.00pm4.15pm
September 3Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
September 4Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
September 5Monday7.30am9.30am
September 7*Wednesday9.30am11.30am
September 8*Thursday9.30am11.30am
September 9*Friday2.00pm9.00am
September 10*Saturday11.30am1.30pm
September 11Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
September 12*Monday9.30am3.00pm
September 14*Wednesday8.00am2.15pm
September 15Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
September 16Friday12.00pm4.15pm
September 17Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
September 18Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
September 19Monday7.30am9.30am
September 21Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
September 22Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
September 23Friday12.00pm4.15pm
September 24Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
September 25Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
September 26Monday7.30am9.30am
September 28Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
September 29Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
September 30Friday12.00pm4.15pm

*These times are different to our standard timings
**Minimum Freight** 

The Palm Island Timetable recording is updated every Sunday or when the schedule has changed.
Please call 07 4726 0800 and press 2 to hear the latest timetable information.

Circumstances beyond our control may cause alterations to departure times without notice.

PALM ISLAND FREIGHT POLICY & TROLLEY APPLICATION

Ferry Departure Points

Townsville
Breakwater Ferry Terminal 
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive 
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Palm Island
Palm Island Jetty
Esplanade,
Palm Island, Queensland 4816

Terminal Operating Hours: Breakwater Terminal 6.00am -6.00pm