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: 1st December 2021 at 9.45am

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
DECEMBER 2021
December 6Monday7.30am9.30am
December 8Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
December 9*Thursday8.00am4.15pm
December 10Friday12.00pm4.15pm
December 11Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
December 12Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
December 13Monday7.30am9.30am
December 15Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
December 16Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
December 17Friday12.00pm4.15pm
December 18Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
December 19Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
December 20Monday7.30am9.30am
December 21*Tuesday8.00am2.15pm
December 22*Wednesday7.30am
1.30pm
10.00am
4.00pm
December 23*Thursday7.30am
1.30pm
10.00am
4.00pm
December 24*Friday11.00am
11.00am
1.30pm
1.30pm
December 25*SaturdayNO SERVICENO SERVICE
December 26Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
December 27Monday12.00pm2.15pm
December 29Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
December 30Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
December 31Friday12.00pm2.15pm
JANUARY 2021
January 1Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
January 2Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
January 3*Monday12.00pm2.15pm
January 5Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
January 6Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
January 7Friday12.00pm4.15pm
January 8Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
January 9Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
January 10*Monday12.00pm2.15pm
January 12Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
January 13Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
January 14Friday12.00pm4.15pm
January 15Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
January 16Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
January 17Monday7.30am9.30am
January 19Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
January 20Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
January 21Friday12.00pm4.15pm
January 22Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
January 23Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
January 24Monday7.30am9.30am
January 26Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
January 27Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
January 28Friday12.00pm4.15pm
January 29Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
January 30Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
January 31Monday7.30am9.30am

*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