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Phillip Island
Golden princess oct 19 side view back to rhyll

Cruise Ships

Phillip Island welcomes cruise ships each year, with tenders arriving at the Rhyll Jetty area. We provide a package of welcoming infrastructure and support with the development of shore excursions.

Cruise to the Island

Cruise Passenger Information

Are you a cruise passenger visiting Phillip Island? Head over to our website to check out what the Island has to offer! Also be sure to read our blog for more information to assist you during your visit.

Got a question? Send us an email info@visitphillipisland.com.au and we will be happy to help!

2023 / 2024 Season

This cruise ship season we welcome 10 visits to Phillip Island.

** Note all cruise arrivals are subject to cancellation due to the nature of the weather forecast or for other reasons. This can be with less than 24 hours notice.

We recommend businesses who take bookings from cruise ship passengers consider their Terms and Conditions should the ship cancel the port call. We understand this is an unusual circumstance which passengers have no control of so please consider your approach.

2022/2023 Cruise Season

December '22 - March '23

11 ship arrivals (2 cancelled)

5,838 passengers (2,639 domestic - 3,199 international)

478 crew (disembarked)

3391 tours (pre-booked through cruise operators - many more booked private tours or explored independently)

This cruise season was a great success and supporting the visits was a collaborative effort. Special thanks to the Rhyll Community Group for their set up and support of the welcome area, our volunteers who greeted visitors throughout the season at Olive Justice Place, South Coast Bus Lines, Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, Bass Coast Shire Events Team, to our many local experience venues as well as the local community for welcoming and helping visitors.

Previous Cruise Seasons

2017/18 - $865,765 (2 cruise visits)
2018/19 - $1.59m (5 cruise visits)
2019/20 - $3.57m (15 cruise visits) - 14,452 passengers - 7,780 crew - 5,000 passengers joined organised tours - 2,500 visited penguin parade

2022/2023 - Figures TBC early Sept 23 (11 cruise visits)

For further information on the Phillip Island Cruise Anchorage and the destination:

Harbour Master, Ports Victoria - Captain Shane Vedamuttu

T: +61 3 5979 5500 E: svedamuttu@vrca.vic.gov.au
W: www.vrca.vic.gov.au

Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board - Kim Storey, General Manager

T: +61 409 250 895 E: dpi@visitphillipisland.com.au

Bass Coast Shire Council Visitor Economy and Events

T: +61 3 5671 2211
E: events@basscoast.vic.gov.au
W: www.visitbasscoast.com.au

Destination Phillip Island is a proud member of the Australian Cruise Association (ACA)

We recognise the great work delivered to support the industry by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)