All Flinders Port Holdings ports and facilities remain operational, with the exception of the Cruise Terminal at Port Adelaide which is currently closed.
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:
Current restrictions for ships’ crews at South Australian Ports
The South Australian Government has closed the borders and put in place a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for every person that visits the State.
As a result, we now restrict any visiting crews to their individual ships.
No shore leave is being granted to any ship’s crew. They are permitted to come onto the wharf to perform their normal functions but they will be isolated from local port staff and the public.
The Australian Border Force (ABF) has also stated it will increase the number of patrols at all South Australian ports to ensure these new rules are adhered to. The ABF also has dedicated CCTV monitoring all berths, vessels, and crew movements at our ports.
Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the public. And, in line with government guidance, we will ensure that we play our role in containing coronavirus as best we can.
Status of the Pacific Aria and the Port Adelaide Cruise Liner Terminal
Cruise travel to Port Adelaide and the State’s regional ports is currently suspended and no further cruise ships or passengers will be arriving at this time.
The last remaining cruise vessel, the Pacific Aria, has now left South Australian waters and will not return during the current terminal closure.
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 South Australian Government website here.
You can also contact the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.