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IPART has been asked by the Minister for Transport to review and determine maximum fares for 7 private ferry operators that provide ferry services under contract with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025.

Private ferry operators covered by our review

Ferry operator Route
Brooklyn Ferry Service Brooklyn to Dangar Island
Captain Cook Cruises Circular Quay to Lane Cove
Central Coast Ferries Woy Woy to Empire Bay
Church Point Ferry Service Scotland Island and western foreshore of Pittwater
Clarence River Ferries Yamba to Iluka
Cronulla and National Park Ferry Service Cronulla to Bundeena
Palm Beach Ferries Mackerel Beach and the Basin

As well as determining fares for the next 4 years, our terms of reference require us to consider the impact of the viability payments several private ferry operators receive from TfNSW and any reforms to these payments.

We received a number of submissions in response to our Issues Paper. These are available here.

We will shortly release a Draft Report with our draft decisions on fares and will hold an online public hearing on 18 October 2021.

All interested parties are welcome to attend – you can register here.

Key contact
Heather Dear