IPART will recommend to Transport NSW the maximum fares that can be charged from December 2012 by regular private ferry services operating in NSW. We will also make a determination on the maximum fare that can be charged for the Stockton ferry service, which is operated by the State Transit Authority, from January 2013. This information paper explains IPART's 2012 review of private ferry and Stockton ferry fares. It is designed to help interested parties understand the review process and develop and lodge submissions that address matters relevant to the review. The information paper sets out the scope and process for the review and provides information on changes in industry costs since the end of the last review.