Passengers and Crew arriving in Burnie will be welcomed portside by staff and volunteers of the city.

Due to Burnie Port being a working seaport, it is an extremely busy area and general access to the port cannot be facilitated.

Cruise Ship Shuttle Bus

For all cruise ship passengers and crew undertaking independent arrangements in Burnie, there is a free return shuttle bus service that provides transportation from the port to the Information Centre located at the Makers’ Workshop. There are also designated stops at the Burnie Regional Museum and Art Gallery and Burnie’s CBD. Operating times of the shuttle bus service are pre-arranged with ship organisers.  The last shuttle bus will return to the port one hour prior to the ship’s scheduled departure.

Shore Excursion Tours

If a shore tour has been booked on board the ship, buses are permitted to access the port to collect and return passengers for their tour.  Upon entering the port, buses will be met by security personnel and it is a requirement that passengers and crew show their ship access passes.

Meeting point

Passengers and crew being met by relatives, friends or private tour operators, must catch the free shuttle bus to Makers’ Workshop and be “picked up and dropped off” at the same point to catch a return shuttle bus back to the ship.


Taxi services are operated from Taxi ranks in the CBD but can be booked for collection on arrival at Makers’ Workshop. There is no provision for taxis to collect passengers from within the Port area due to security and operational requirements.  Taxis that are booked by passengers prior to arrival need to have arrangements in place for pick-up at the Makers’ Workshop.

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