Travel Advice 4

Travel Update: COVID-19

SeaLink Bruny Island Ferry is a public transport service. Masks are mandatory on all public transport services in Tasmania. We prefer travellers to remain in their vehicles. If you exit your vehicle, you must wear a mask and check in using the QR code located on all our ferries. 

As a vehicle ferry service, if you remain in your vehicle, you do not need to wear a mask or check in. Maximum occupancy in our passenger lounges is: 12 people. There is no access to toilets onboard the ferries. Public toilets are available at both ferry terminals. Our COVID cleaning plan remains in place.

At SeaLink Travel Group we follow the advice of the health authorities and the Federal and State governments when making decisions about our vessels, cruises, tours, accommodation and operations. 

You should also keep up-to-date with the latest travel and health information from the Australian Government – visit or your state or territory government health department website for any additional controls.

For the latest information on:

> International travel restrictions: visit the Australian Government Health website.

> Domestic travel restrictions: on travel within the States and Territories of Australia, please visit the Australian Government Health website here

> Specific restrictions and health advice within Tasmania: please visit the State Health Department Website.

What are we doing to minimise the risk of COVID-19?

We have always had stringent and rigorous hygiene standards, cleaning procedures and health and safety practices. During this time, we have stepped our practices and procedures up even further.

Our staff have been briefed and trained on appropriate hand hygiene and sanitising practices. We will continue to monitor and maintain these practices in accordance with the health advice to ensure we maintain these to the highest standards.

All our operations have increased vessel, vehicle and room cleaning procedures and practices. Hard surfaces (such as tables, handrails, door handles, counters etc.) are being cleaned more regularly to minimise the risk.

Where possible we have made additional hand sanitisers and cleaning stations available to our customers and employees to exercise good hand/hygiene practices. We have also placed hygiene communications in our vessels, vehicles, accommodation, food venues, shop fronts/counters/terminals from the relevant health authorities.

In the unlikely event that a customer or staff member presents with symptoms, where possible we will supply them with a mask and follow the instructions and recommendations from the Australian Government Health Department. Click here for more information.

What can you do to minimise the risk?

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best way to minimise the risk from COVID-19. You should:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • If unwell, avoid contact with others. Consider deferring travel and seek healthcare advice.
  • Exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).

If you are feeling unwell or want more information on the recommended personal control measures, visit