French Island Community Association
Tankerton PO
French Island
Victoria 3921

Contact FICA secretary


Visitor parking is available in the foreshore carpark or on Stony Point road. Parking is available for French Island residents at the back of the Stony Point Caravan Park. Cars must display a parking sticker available from FICA.

Security passes for vehicular access to the Stony Point jetty and shelter are available free of charge to French Island residents. To obtain a security pass visit the Port of Hastings office at Stony Point jetty with proof of residency or land ownership.

Western Port Ferries operates a passenger-only ferry service from Stony Point on the western side of Western Port to Tankerton on French Island and also to Cowes on Phillip Island.

The ferry service runs daily, subject to weather. Bookings are not required but can be made. Tickets can be purchased on board. EFTPOS facilities are available. An additional fee applies to transport bicycles.

Residents can purchase ticket cards directly from the company. These cards attract a discount to the standard fare.

To obtain a resident ticket, check with ferry crew about requirements.

An additional ferry service runs at 7.30am from Tankerton during school terms to accommodate high school students attending schools on the mainland.

For prices, times and more information about the service, visit

Spirit of French Island operate a vehicular barge from Corinella on the eastern side of Western Port to the barge landing on French Island. It accommodates two standard size cars or a larger truck.

It is advisable to book as far in advance as possible, as the barge schedule and availability is limited by times and tides. As a guide, the barge runs approximately every half hour for a few hours either side of high tide.

Foot passengers can take the barge but they should arrange transportation at either end as there are no other facilities.

For information about fees and to book the Barge, call 0428 880 729.

FICA maintains the boat ramp adjacent to the Tankerton jetty from which boats can be launched. There is no permanent berthing on the jetty.

For more information about the boat ramp, email FICA secretary

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