Cruising Geraldton

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Geraldton has a booming cruise ship industry and it’s no wonder given our chilled out lifestyle and natural wonders. Cruise ships berth within the Mid West Port with the assistance of new shore tension units and passengers are greeted with smiling faces by our Cruise Geraldton Meet and Greet volunteers. They’re always happy to help visitors have the best time they possibly can in the area and if you’re in need of anything, they are the best people to speak with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do cruise ships anchor or go into port?

All cruise ships go into Geraldton Port which means that passengers no longer have to tender ashore.

What is the address of Geraldton Port?

Geraldton Port (Mid West Ports Authority) is located on Marine Terrace, Geraldton, 6530.

How do I get into Geraldton Port?

As Geraldton Port is a secure zone, entry into the Port is prohibited unless you hold a valid MSIC.

Passengers and crew from the ship are all required to be bused out – no pedestrian access.


Passenger drop off area is outside the secure area, either behind the Mid West Ports Authority offices on Francis Street, or the Geraldton Visitor Centre, Marine Terrace. Passenger drop off area is determined by the size of the ship.


Limited taxi’s are available but may need to be booked at the Geraldton Visitor Centre.

Parking / picking up passengers

Passengers are required to be bused out of the Port so picking up of passengers will need to take place at the passenger drop off zone. There is plenty of parking available. Scheduled ship arrival times can be seen on our online cruise schedule, though changes to published times can occur. Disembarkation times vary but usually begin around the scheduled arrival time.

If you have booked a private tour you will need to exit the Port by means of the shuttle bus. Only tours sold via the ship are permitted to depart from within the port.

What can I find around the passenger drop off zone?

Geraldton Cruise Ship Meet and Greet Volunteers will be available for all arrivals and on hand to provide you any local information you might need. The Geraldton Visitor Centre is also within easy reach and can provide more information of the area.

There are many restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars and shopping precincts nearby.

Are the port shuttles wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The port shuttles are wheelchair friendly and offer a drop down entry ramp.

Can my family and friends come to see me off on my cruise?

Family and friends are welcome to share in your excitement but unfortunately they are unable to go within the secure port area.

For more information about Geraldton’s cruise ship industry, please contact the Cruise Ship Officer via

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