To help manage demand for travel to and from Bruny Island, a booking system will be introduced for the ferry service.
A booking system will enable passengers to pre-book planned travel and minimise the need to turn up very early at peak times to guarantee travel on a particular ferry. This is expected to help reduce the number of cars queueing on Ferry Road and Lennon Road during peak periods as there will be fewer passengers needing to arrive early.
A booking system will give passengers greater certainty in their ability to travel to and from work, meet appointments, make flights or meet other time-based commitments. A system to manage demand in a more orderly and safe manner will benefit locals, especially those who live near the terminal, as well as visitors and businesses.
Following consultation with the Bruny Island community via the Bruny Island Ferry Reference Group, introduction of the booking system will be phased. State Growth is currently looking at the landside infrastructure improvements required to support the new arrangements. This includes making sure that the landside infrastructure is capable of supporting both booked and unbooked passengers.