Standard Tickets

Prices effective from November 15th 2016.

Adult Return $69.70
Adult Single $35.00
Pensioner Return (Australian cards only) ^ $34.85
Pensioner Single (Australian cards only) ^ $17.50
Student Return (Australian cards only) ^ $34.85
Student Single (Australian cards only) ^ $17.50
Child Return (5 - 14 years) $34.85
Child Single (5 - 14 years)$17.50

^A valid pensioner or student card must be presented to receive these fares.


Multi-trip Tickets

If you are a resident, local or staying in the region for a few days our flexi tickets are the affordable way to see both Palm Island and Townsville. Each flexi ticket allows 10 one way trips and may be used by two persons at the same time.

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

*Adult Flexi (10 trips) $282.30
*Pensioner Flexi (10 trips) $141.15
*Student Flexi $141.15
*Child Flexi (10 trips) $141.15

* denotes maximum two persons per ticket.
A valid pensioner or student card must be presented to receive these fares.

Accepted concessions include valid Australian Pension cards & Australian Government Seniors Cards. Accepted student cards include valid Australian institutes from all States & Territories (enrolment letters are not an acceptable form of ID) 

Please note we do not accept health care cards issued by the Department of Human Services or the National Senior cards as valid concessions. Dependents listed on a Pensioner Concession Card are not entitled to a pensioner concession and must pay the appropriate fare. We do not accept international senior or student cards.


Group Travel

Are you are travelling to Palm Island in a group of 15 or more people? You are eligible to receive the SeaLink Group Rate on return travel to Palm Island.

Tickets are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

Palm Island Alcohol Management Plan

Restricted area

The Palm Island restricted area is the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire which incorporates 10 of the 13 islands and includes all public and private places on these islands.

The group of islands in the Palm Island Shire Council area are Fantome, Curacoa, Barber, Esk, Falcon, Eclipse, Brisk, Fly, Havannah and Great Palm Island.

The restricted area also includes all island foreshores to the low water mark and the Palm Island Jetty.

Alcohol restrictions

The maximum amount of alcohol a person can carry in the restricted area is:

  • 11.25 litres (1 carton of 30 x 375ml cans) of light or mid-strength beer
  • No wine and no spirits.

This amount is per person on foot, or per vehicle, boat or aircraft regardless of the number of people in it. When stepping onto the Palm Island jetty from the SeaLink ferry, a person must not have more alcohol than is allowed under the restrictions.

For further information please visit - www.datsip.qld.gov.au/programs-initiatives/community-alcohol-limits/palm-island