Ferry Tickets

Operating Times

5.30am to 12.30am daily. Closed for maintenance on the second Tuesday of each month between 9.00 am & 12 noon.

How do I purchase a Ferry Ticket and how much do they cost?

Weekly, one way and return tickets are purchased on the Ferry. Quarterly and Full Season Ferry Tickets and books of 25 are purchased from cashiers at Ballina Shire Council's Customer Service Centre, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina. Vehicle Registration papers must be produced at time of purchase of season tickets. 

Quarterly Tickets are valid from 1 July to 30 September; 1 October to 31 December; 1 January to 31 March; 1 April to 30 June.

2017/18 Charges One Way Book of 25
Ferry Toll One Way Charges    
Motor Cycles $3.00  
Motor Car and Vehicles (under 3 tonnes carrying capacity) $6.00  
Vehicles (3 to 10 tonnes carrying capacity) $13.50  
Vehicles (3 to 10 tonnes carrying capacity) book of 25 (available at Council Chambers)   $337.50
Vehicle and 1-axle trailer $12.00  
Vehicle and 2-axle trailer and caravan $18.00  
Vehicle (>10 tonnes carrying capacity) (truck only) $15.50  
Vehicle (>10 tonnes capacity) (truck and dog) $22.50  
Vehicle (>10 tonnes carrying capacity) (truck only) book of 25 (available at Council Chambers)   $386.50
Vehicle (>10 tonnes carrying capacity) (truck and dog) book of 25 (available at Council Chambers)   $562.50
Ferry Weekly Tickets    
Motor Cycles $28.00  
Motor Car and vehicle (under 3 tonnes carrying capacity) $56.00  
Ferry Season Tickets    
Motor Cycles $153.00  
Motor Vehicle (under 3 tonnes carrying capacity) $306.00  
Agricultural Tractor (50% of annual and quarterly ticket)    
Ferry Quarterly Tickets    
Applies from 1 Jul - 30 Sep; 1 Oct - 31 Dec; 1 Jan - 31 Mar; 1 Apr - 30 Jun)
(25% of annual ticket plus $7.40 admin fee
   
Bicycles Season tickets can be purchased from Council's Customer Service Centre, 40 Cherry Street Ballina
and must be presented to the ferry driver. Season tickets expire 30 June.
Single fares of $1 must be purchased when boarding the ferry.
School children on bicycles are exempt from paying the fee.
   
Season Ticket $52.00  
Per Trip $1.00  
Discount: Council resolved to implement a 30% pensioner/health care card holder discount for ferry season tickets. Council will trial for a period of 12 months.

The discount applies to motor vehicle, motor cycle and bicycle seasons and quarterly season tickets.

The following cards are eligible for the discount: Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Health Care Card; Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card; Foster Child Health Care Card; Low Income Health Care Card; Department of Veteran Affairs’ Health Card; and Pensioner Concession Card.

The discount can only be obtained by purchasing from Council’s Customer Service at 40 Cherry Street, Ballina.

The discount can only be obtained by presenting one of the listed eligible card together with vehicle registration papers in the same name as the card holder and the card must be valid as at the day of purchase.
   
Replacement Ferry Pass Stickers $7.40  
Waiver of Ferry Fees: The following organisations are exempt from paying a crossing fee: Police; Ambulance; State Emergency Services; NSW Fire and Rescue; Ballina High School Marine Discovery Centre vehicle and Seabird Rescue (Resolution # 230616/10)    

For more information download the Schedule of Fees and Charges

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