Whitsundays Port Procedures and Information for Shipping
The Whitsunday region is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. It includes the Commonwealth Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Queensland national park and marine park areas.
The area encompasses the Whitsunday Passage, a number of cruise ship anchorages and numerous island passages, bays, beaches and inlets used by both recreational and commercial craft.
As a destination for domestic and international cruise shipping, the Whitsunday region has a unique mix of environmental features, proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and tourist development.
Whitsunday shipping manual
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- Regional Harbour Master (Mackay)
Phone: +61 7 4944 3700z
Fax: +61 7 4944 3790w
- Port control
Phone: 1300 645 022
VHF radio: channels 10 and 16
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Phone: +61 7 4750 0705z
Fax: +61 7 4750 0760w
- Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Department of Home Affairs (Custom)
Fax: +61 2 6275 6331w
- Bureau of Meteorology
zLocal call – higher rates may apply outside local area or from mobile phones.
wLocal call – higher rates may apply outside local area.