Albany

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Take one of the world`s great natural harbours, rated as the biggest, safest, deepest and most sheltered on the coast of Western Australia anywhere south of Shark Bay.

Add superlatives about scenic and townscape beauty, garnish with touches from the history of what was the first settlement in the west, and you begin to know something about Albany.

Albany port has evolved along the northern shore of Princess Royal Harbour, an embayed inner segment of King George Sound discovered and named in 1791.

Settlement followed in 1826, when the brig Amity from Sydney landed a small detachment of soldiers with a working party of convicts, to establish formal possession of the West.

Today`s attractions include a full scale reproduction of the brig on the foreshore site of the landing.

Albany is a heritage town, and looks the part, with services essential to modern tourism, ranging from a commuter airport, hire cars and buses, to top-rated medical care, and even internet cafes- have a cappuccino while using the email.

All of this is set in a region famed for its thousand-million-year-old granite coast, forests of giant trees, coastal hills, farmland plains, pristine beaches and scenery ranging from the rugged to the exquisite.

Of the five or six thousand named species of plants that make Western Australia `The Wildflower State`, about 75 per cent fall within a half-day return trip from Albany.

An artist`s and photographer`s dream, a whale watcher`s paradise, Albany is also where you can simply enjoy a town for wandering along Main Street.

Sightseeing Opportunities (Half Day)

  • Vineyard Tours
  • Southern Wonders Coastal Tour : 3 hours
  • Historic Albany tour : 3 hours
  • Nature's Wonderland tour : 3 hours
  • Torndirrup National Park
  • Whaleworld : Whale Museum
  • Mt Romance : an Emu Farm and essential oils factory
     

Sightseeing Opportunities (Full Day)

  • Vineyard tours
  • Porongurup Range wineries
  • Denmark township and sites
  • Mt Barker township and sites
  • Stirling Ranges/Bluff Knoll
  • The Lily : Authentic Dutch Windmill
  • The Tree Top Walk : walk through canopy of tall Karri trees
  • Ancient Empire Walk : under the big Red Tingle trees
  • Whale watching
     

Dining (Best Restaurants for Lunch and Dinner)

  • Lavender Cottage
  • Lime 303
  • Mean Fiddler
  • Nonnas Restaurant
  • Rustlers Steakhouse
  • The Albany
  • York Street Cafe
     

Evening Entertainment

  • Nightclubs
  • Night golf
  • Cinema
  • Ten pin bowling
     

Best Hotels

  • Dog Rock Motel
     

Best Beaches

  • Middleton Beach
  • Two Peoples Bay Beach/Little Beach
     

Golf

  • Albany (Australian rated links course)
  • Little Grove
     

Other Sporting Activities

  • Bowls
  • Sailing
  • Diving : scuba and snorkel
  • Surfing
  • Gymnasium/swimming pool
     

Best Shopping Areas

  • Central Business District : 1 km
     

Specialty Products

  • Art
  • Wine

 

Working hours

Customs Officers 24 hours
Quarantine Officials 24 hours
Immigration Officials As for Customs

Customs and Immigration

Passenger Manifest Three copies at the first port of call with one copy to Immigration with the passengers card one copy to Customs and the third copy to remain on board the ship.
Embarking Passenger Manifest 3 copies - 1 to Customs 1 to Port 1 stays
Crew Manifest 2 - 1 at first port to Immigration 2nd stays.
Stores List 2 (Aust. Customs Service and Sydney Ports Corporation
Customs Declaration(Ship) 1 (Australian Customs Service)
Customs Declaration(Crew) 2 (Australian Customs Service)
Forms Comments All forms listed above are produced at the first Australian port of call and then one copy of each form travels on board the ship to be produced at subsequent ports.
Customs Declaration(Passengers) One at first Australian port of call only.

Port health

Health Declaration One (pratique) at first Australian port of call only

 

The following Ground Handlers are CDU members and supply superior ground handling services throughout Australia.

 

Approach

Arrival Departure Restrictions No
Tidal Variation 1 metre
Prevailing Currents nil
Prevailing Winds
Length of Channel 3700 metres
Depth of Channel 12.2 metres
Comments N/A

Depth and breadth of turning basin

Location of Turning Basin Diameter: Depth: N/A
  420 metres
  12.2 metres
Other points Good protection, harbour has no swell

Pilotage

Pilotage Name Albany Port Authority
Pilotage Address 85 Brunswick Road ALBANY WA 6330
Pilotage Phone No 61 8 9892 9000
Pilotage Fax No 61 8 9417 566
Is Pilotage Compulsory Yes
Position of Pilot Pickup King Point Light Bearing 292ᄚ True. 3 nautical miles
Distance from Berth 5 nautical miles
Pilot VHF Channel 12
Description of Pilot Boat 15 metre white hull, orange superstructure, fibreglass purpose built vessel
Pilot Hours 24 hour port. Overtime before 0730 and after 1530
Pilotage Fees Included in port charges (30c GRT)

 

Shipping Agents:

Shipping agents

The following CDU members offer superior service throughout the region.
Barwil Agencies Oceania
Address 9/189 Kent Street
  SYDNEY NSW 2000
Telephone +61 2 9439 7223
  24 hour contact +61 416 189 760
Fax +61 2 9439 8587
Website www.barwil.com
Email sydney@barwil.com.au
Services Contact: Greg Coopman.
Oceania Maritime Services(OMS)
Address Level 12, 15-19 Bent Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
Telephone 61 2 82273000
24 hour contact +61 411 123 013
Fax +61 2 92230029
Website N/A
Email cruises@oceaniamaritime.com.au
Services Rebecca Reid
Information on other Shipping Agents can be obtained from the Port Authority (see Port Operator).

Towage

Are tugs available Yes - 2 tugs available
Are tugs compulsory Yes
Tug operator`s name Svitzer
Tug operator`s fax n/a
Ship or tug lines Tugs
Tug working hours 24 Hours as required

Linesman

Working hours 0730 TO 1530
Port officials
Working hours 0730 TO 1530
Overtime As required

Stevedoring

Stevedoring Name or details of suitable stevedores, please contact the Shipping Agent
Stevedoring Address n/a
Stevedoring Telephone n/a
Stevedoring Fax n/a
Working Hours n/a

Provedoring

For details of several quality, competitively priced provedores please contact the Shipping Agent.
Telephones
Telephones Yes
How many 2
Notice required Yes

Bunkering

Fuel Grades Diesel
Quay or barge Quay pipeline
Suppliers BP Aust Shell Oil Company

Water

Fresh Water Yes
Exquay or barge Quay
No of hoses 8 water points
Capacity per hose/hour 20kl 40kl with booster
Tonnes per hour guaranteed Mains 20 tph Booster 50 tph
Type of connect Female
Connect size in inches 4 inches

Dry garbage

Dry garbage By arrangement
Barge alongside Nil
Containers available Rubbish skip bins
Size of containers Variable
Number available Unlimited
Incineration or dump By arrangement
Facilities to transport No sewage only waste oil

Wet garbage

Wet garbage By arrangement
Ship or shore pump n/a
Sludge disposal Yes
Sludge details Road tankers

Charges

Port Charges 30c GRT + $825/8hr period berth hire

Repair facilities

Nearest dry dock Fremantle for up to 123 metres length and 8104 tonnes. Otherwise Sydney - Australian Defence Industries - Garden Island.
Length 347 metres beam 40 metres.
Maximum Tonnage 100000 tonnes deadweight (according to vessel des
Divers Available Yes
Engineering facilities Yes

Dredging

Dredging undertaken Yes
Dredging when 21/3/85.

 

Port operator

Name Albany Port Authority
Address 85 Brunswick Road ALBANY WA 6330
Telephone 61 8 9892 9000
Facsimile 61 8 9841 7566
Web Site www.albanyport.com.au
Email Address lindy.otoole@albanyport.com.au

Berth details

Berth Number 1
Maximum draft 9.8 metres
Tidal variation 1 metre
Berth length 209 metres
Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships Yes
Are other ships able to dock Yes
Cargo ships at dock Yes
Security fences Yes
Berth Number 2
Maximum draft 9.8 metres
Tidal variation 1 metre
Berth length 172 metres
Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships Yes
Are other ships able to dock Yes
Cargo ships at dock Yes
Security fences Yes

Nearest ports

Australia Fremantle, Bunbury, Esperance
Nearest Overseas Port Bali

 

Terminal facilities

Terminal Building No
Meet and Greet Facilities Yes
Toilet Facilities Yes
Telephones 50 metres
Availability of Maps and/or Brochures Yes
Souvenir Shopping Yes
Money Exchange Yes
Is the US Dollar Accepted? Yes

Transport

Closest Airport to Pier Albany
Distance to Airport 11 kms
Transport to Airport Yes
Can Passengers Walk to Town Yes
Drive Time from Pier to Shuttle Stop n/a
Distance from Pier to Town Centre 1 km
Are Shuttle Buses Necessary Can be arranged
Suggested Shuttle Stop in Town n/a
Availability of Taxis at Pier Yes
Availability of Public Transport at Pier No
Other Forms of Transport at Pier No

Tour buses

Distance from Ship to Tour Buses Ship`s side
What is the Normal Coach Capacity 40 passengers
Are Tour Buses Air Conditioned Yes
Are Refreshments Provided on Buses Yes
Are Cold Towels Provided on Buses Yes
Are Step Stools Provided on Buses Yes

 

News / Events

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