2 Shaw Street, Currie, KING ISLAND, Tasmania  03 6462 1415



Ship departs Grassy on Tuesday and arrives Appleton Dock on Wednesday. (Weather permitting).

Cars can be dropped off at Grassy on Tuesday between 8am and 9am or between 8 am and 3.30 pm on other days. No receival of cars is available at Grassy on Saturday or Sunday.

Payment to Bass Island Line must be made with their booking agent Jim McKenzie Agencies before the car is shipped and can be Cash, Bank Cheque or EFTPOS. Cheques cannot be accepted.


Ship departs Appleton Dock on Wednesday and arrives King Island on Friday. (Weather permitting).

Contact TCS 6432 2990 to confirm the current ship schedule and delivery times for vehicles as this can vary due to weather.

For receival and delivery of cars customers are required to go to the AAT Security gatehouse located at 75 Appleton Dock Road. Security will direct customers to the AAT Despatch office to finalise paperwork. Operating hours are Mon-Fri 6am - 1.30pm, closing times vary from day to day so its important to ring before pick up and drop up. No cars will be received on Saturday or Sunday. Security office: 03 8698 6937 Despatch: 03 8698 6931

You must have a copy of your shipping consignment note with you when dropping off and picking up vehicles.

Payment must be made with Tas Cargo Services before the car is shipped and can be Cash, Bank Cheque or EFTPOS.  Cheques cannot be accepted.


A Tourist Rate fare is offered by Bass Island Line where a free return shipment is available. Valid flight booking details and a copy of the airline ticket must be given to qualify. The return trip must be completed 3 months from the first trip.

If a different car is returned, on the free return leg, a surcharge will apply of $314.91 inclusive.

Commercial, Laden Vehicles or Business Cars do not qualify for the Tourist Rate.

Bass Strait Vehicle Equalisation Scheme - King Island to Melbourne or Melbourne to King Island

A $243 rebate from the government is available if you meet the following criteria.

  • You must be flying on a commercial airline in the same direction as the car.
  • A copy of the airline ticket and valid flight booking details must be supplied on the claim form.
  • You must be flying 7 days either side of when your car is shipped.
  • If travelling between 8 to 14 days of the car being shipped you are eligible for the rebate if you provide a valid reason for your delayed travel.
  • The vehicle must be Registered or have a current permit to qualify for the rebate.

Claim forms can be obtained from Jim McKenzie Agencies or Tas Cargo Services.

Unladen Vehicle Rates Fare Incl Wharfage Deducting 1st Rebate Deducting 2nd Rebate
Small Car One Way Vehicle up to 4.29 metres long $713.89 $470.89
Tourist Rate Return Trip same car (within 3 months) $847.79 $604.79 $361.79
Large Car One Way Vehicles over 4.29 m up to 5.50 m $903.06 $660.06
Tourist Rate Return Trip same car (within 3 months) $1,036.96 $793.96 $550.96


Wharfage is included in the above rates: Grassy $49.83 inclusive and Melbourne $84.07 inclusive

All prices quoted are Inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.


Current for the month of October.