We have advised Transport for NSW of maximum fares for private ferries for 2023 in accordance with our December 2021 determination.

Our determination includes a fuel adjustment mechanism for all ferry operators, which is triggered if fuel costs change by more than 10% in a year. 

This year, we found that diesel prices increased by 44% in the 12 months to September 2022. As this is more than the 10% threshold, the fuel adjustment has been triggered and changes have been made to the fares accordingly.

Our December 2021 determination also included a CPI adjustment each year for the Brooklyn, Central Coast, Church Point, Clarence River and Cronulla and National Park Ferry services. We have calculated that the change in the CPI applicable to updating the current maximum fare is 7.0%, based on the quarter-on-quarter change in the CPI as at September 2022.

Ferry operators can choose to set their fare below the maximum fare. To obtain actual fares for different services you should contact the ferry operator directly.

Maximum fares for private ferry services in 2023 (including GST)

Operator Maximum fare in 2023
Brooklyn Ferry Service $10.30
Central Coast Ferries $9.40
Church Point Ferry Service $11.10
Clarence River Ferries $10.70
Cronulla and National Park Ferry Service $8.30
Captain Cook Cruises - Circular Quay to Lane Cove


Palm Beach Ferries - Mackerel Beach and the Basin $9.50
Palm Beach Ferries - Ettalong and Wagstaffe $14.70