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



Ship departs Grassy on Tuesday and arrives Devonport on Wednesday. (Weather permitting). Cars are transhipped to Melbourne with SeaRoad Shipping. The earliest you can collect your vehicle from SeaRoad Shipping Melbourne is on a Friday. Cars are shipped to Melbourne to coincide with your required pick up day. Contact TCS to confirm arrival day.

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.

Cars are containerised at Grassy, the maximum dimensions to fit into a container are length 5.50, width 2.0m and height 2.40m. Cars will be unloaded from the container and transferred to SeaRoad Shipping where they are stowed inside the vessel.

You must have your Bass Island Line consignment note with you when dropping and picking up at the Grassy wharf.

It is highly recommended that no valuables are left in your vehicle.

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.


Contact TCS 6432 2990 to book Melbourne to King Island.

Contact Tas Cargo for sailing days with SeaRoad Shipping from Port Melbourne. Cars can only be dropped off at SeaRoad Shipping on the day of sailing between the hours of 7.30am and 11am. Cars arrive on King Island on Tuesday and can be collected from the Grassy Port.

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 $351.08 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 $259 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.
  • A second rebate of $259 can be claimed when the vehicle returns and will be deposited into your nominated bank account.

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

Commercial vehicles are not eligible for the Tourist Rate, but they can claim a rebate. Vehicles that are loaded up with tools and equipment will be charged a laden rate.

Unladen Vehicle Rate up to 5.50 metres long Items must not be loaded above the bottom of the windows or above the ute tray height.

One Way Vehicle with no rebate                                             $1,186.83

One Way with rebate (if applicable) deducted                        $927.83

Tourist Rate return trip with first rebate deducted

Includes four wharfages and two infrastructure levies           $1233.92

Rates include Bass Island Line and Searoad Shipping seafreight costs, Infrastructure Levy (based on a 5.5m car) and TasPorts wharfage - Grassy $54.85 inclusive and Devonport $54.85 inclusive.

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


Current for the month of May 2024.