FICA
French Island Community Association
Tankerton PO
French Island
Victoria 3921
Australia

Contact FICA secretary


TRANSPORT - OFF ISLAND

PARKING AND ACCESS AT STONY POINT
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 are available free of charge to French Island residents. The easiest way to obtain one is to visit the Toll office with proof of residency or land ownership.
For more information, contact Toll on 5983 9406.

FERRY
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 of French Island can buy bulk tickets directly from the company. These tickets attract a discount to the standard fare. Multi-trip tickets can be purchased on board.

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

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 www.westernportferries.com.au

BARGE
The French Island Barge Company operates a vehicular ferry 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.

A minimum 24 hours notice is required for bookings. However, 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 880729.

PRIVATE BOATS
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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