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Sustainability Statement

Improving people's lives :

We can, and do make a difference in people’s lives.  From providing high quality transport experiences to supporting our communities.   Searoad Ferries are driven to make a difference in people’s lives.  

Caring for our oceans and coasts: 

We are in the unique and privileged position to operate in some of the World’s most spectacular coastal regions.  We understand and respect the role that we have in ensuring that our oceans and coast are cared for, and not impacted by our operations. 


Improving people's lives

•Contribution to the connecting Queenscliff foreshore pathway
•Noise reduction program in place at Sorrento in early mornings
•Onboard conservation education programs with Marine Mammal Organisation
•Dolphin Research Australia whale spotting program
• Partnership with The Peninsula Last Straw initiative


Caring for our Oceans and Coasts

• Zero single use plastics
• Underground water reticulation system to self-water plants
• Vacuum flushing toilets onboard vessels use < 1 litre of water compared to dual flush which use > 6 litres
• Recycle all vessel waste oils
• Sustainable print. 100% environmental papers & bio inks
• Biodegradable coffee cups
• Recycled food packaging, cutlery & straws
• Paper bags in retail

Carbon Friendly Ferry travel vs car travel

Ferry travel, as an alternative to the drive around the bay can save 43.28kg of Green House Gas emissions.

Green House Gas emissions (Carbon footprint) associated with taking the ferry are 8.27kg CO2-e per car per trip, compared to 52kg CO2-e if the car was driven the 206km around the bay.

Solar Powered!

Searoad Ferries administration building is 100% powered by 54 Australian made Solar Panels of green energy.

The 34kW of panels will also provide 100% of the daytime power use for the new Queenscliff Terminal when it is completed.