We are actively monitoring developments regarding the containment of COVID-19 and will provide further updates here when necessary. Our primary concern continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the public.
This page is regularly updated with information about our response and you can also access our general COVID-19 FAQs below:
South Australian border restrictions
Travellers from Victoria, other than Essential Travellers, are not permitted to travel to South Australia. Other interstate and international travel restrictions are also in place. Please visit the South Australian Government website for further information: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions
Flinders Port Holdings will facilitate crew changes on ships in a safe and coordinated manner. Crew shore leave will not be granted and unfortunately visiting crews will need to remain on their individual ships until further notice. Crew members will be permitted to come onto the wharf to perform their normal functions, but they will be isolated from local port staff and the public.
We will continue to liaise with the South Australian Government and the Australian Border Force (ABF) about transitional measures.
COVID-19 Management at Flinders Ports
Flinders Ports will continue to monitor advice from Australian Border Force (ABF), Federal Health and SA Health in relation to managing the risks associated with COVID-19. Our protocols and approach applies to all ports operated by the company.
Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our people, members of our community and those working in the maritime industry.
Flinders Port Holdings will facilitate ship crew changes and transfers in a safe and coordinated manner. Crew shore leave will not be granted unless an exemption is granted by Flinders Ports. Crew members will be permitted to come onto the wharf to perform their normal functions, but they will be isolated from local port staff and the public.
Port Adelaide Cruise Liner Terminal
Cruise travel to Port Adelaide and the State’s regional ports is currently suspended.
We will continue to liaise with relevant bodies regarding future cruise travel to and from South Australia. If you are booked on a cruise for the 2020/2021 season, please contact your cruise operator.
In Australia, the Coronavirus response is being managed by the Federal Government Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health, and by relevant authorities at State level.
Flinders Port Holdings are operating ports in line with Government guidance and requirements and we remain in regular contact with all relevant health and regulatory bodies and are ready to support authorities as necessary.
For status updates and for information on the overall response effort please visit the Department of Health website here.
For South Australia-specific information, please visit the SA Health website here.
You can also contact the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.