Servicing Flinders Island, Cape Barren and the Furneaux Group of Islands



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Servicing Flinders Island, Cape Barren and the Furneaux Group of Islands with an on demand service to both King Island and Port Welshpool, Victoria.

Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd operates a shipping fleet servicing in main the Furneaux group of Islands, operating out of the port of Bridport in North East Tasmania.



Christmas/New Year Period

Christmas sailing schedules will be completed as follows:

December Monday 18th
Tuesday 19th
Bridport Depart 0100
Lady Barron Arrive 1000
Lady Barron Depart 1600
Wednesday 20th
Bridport Arrive 0130
January Tuesday 2nd
Wednesday 3rd
Bridport Depart 0100
Lady Barron Arrive 1000
Lady Barron Depart 1600
Thursday 4th
Bridport Arrive 0130


Furneaux Freight will be open in Bridport and Launceston and Flinders Island on the following dates

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
18                OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 19                  OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 20                  OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 21              OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 22              OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 23                 CLOSED 24                 CLOSED



CHRISTMAS                 CLOSED

26                CLOSED





28              CLOSED 29            OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 30 CLOSED 31 CLOSED
 1 CLOSED                   OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I                  OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 4                    OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I 5              OPEN BRIDPORT LTON F/I


Effective rom the 1st of July 2017, Tasports have adjusted wharfage charges applicable to Lady Barron. Adjusted wharfage charges can be found at

Wharfage charges are included in freight costs, which can be found at


Matthew Flinders III – Maintenance

The Matthew Flinders III returned to its normal sailing on the 23/2/17.

Christmas Sailing Schedule

Furneuax Freight will conduct its last sailing for 2017 departing Bridport on Monday the 18th of December 2017 and will resume scheduled sailings on January the 3rd, 2018.



Matthew Flinders III – Maintenance

In February 2017, Furneaux Freight will be conducting scheduled maintenance on the Matthew Flinders III. During this time the Bulldog 13 will be servicing Flinders Island. The only difference in the service is that no passengers will be able to travel with their vehicle. The last sailing with passengers will depart Bridport on February the 6th and the service with the Mathew Flinders III will resume by the 13th of March (or earlier)



21 Years of Flinders Island Shipping

21 Years ago in December the Matthew Flinders III was launched. Surrounding much controversy from the State Government, Flinders Council and local residents the same vessel continues to provide the shipping service to Flinders Island some 21 years later. An extract below shows some of the footage surrounding the launch and beginning of Southern Shipping taking over from the Flinders Strait Shipping Co.



Bad Weather  – Flinders Island

Due to the inclement weather forecast for Bass Strait the Matthew Flinders will not be departing Bridport until Wednesday 13-7-16 arriving at Lady Barron on Thursday 14-7-16.



Tasports (Lady Barron Port) Wharfage Review

Tasports have recently release an updated schedule of charges for the Lady Barron Port. The change in prices will be effective from the 1-7-2016.


Charges can be viewed from the Tasports website at



Port Welshpool (Gippsland Ports) Wharfage Review

Furneaux Freight have received notification from Gippsland Ports that wharfage rates will change from the 1st of July 2016. The major changes are as follows:

General Freight Per cubic meter from $4.80  to 4.86

Large Animals per head from $3.02 to $3.41

Small animals per head from $0.96 to $0.94

Berthing Fee per visit from $180.60 to $213.30



Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd have been in operation since 2009 and operate the Matthew Flinders III & Bulldog 13 providing a frequent service to the Furneaux Group of Islands and unique charter sailings. 

Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd have recently purchased a 25m custom built landing barge to enhance the service to all Furneaux Islands.

More information can be found at


Recently, Furneaux Freight applied to the Flinders Island Council to construct a Transport Depot in Lady Barron on blocks already owned in a commercial zone.

This application was made due to……

More information can be found at