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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Port of Geelong , Australia - Filipino Seaman Crew Change Guide & Port Information

Port of Geelong, Australia
Image Source: Geelong Port
Port of Geelong , Australia is located in Corio Bay, Victoria, Geelong Port is located 75 kilometres by road southwest of Melbourne and comprises 15 berths across two primary precincts, Corio Quay and Lascelles.

As the second largest port in Victoria, Geelong Port handles more than 10.5 million tonnes of product annually across a broad range of industry segments, including crude oil, wood-chip, fertiliser and break bulk cargo.


Port Name      : Port of Geelong
Country          : Australia

Nearest Airport (International)        : Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) Code MEL

Nearest Airport (Domestic)               :   none

Estimated time of travel from airport to seaport: around 100km from port

Possible Flight Route: to be updated

Visa Requirements:
IMPORTANT NOTE : The master/owner of the vessel is responsible for ensuring all sea crew and supernumerary crew (except Australian and New Zealand citizens) on international voyages to Australia hold a valid Maritime Crew Visa (MCV) and a valid passport before the vessel enters Australian waters.


A $5000 penalty applies for each crew member who arrives in Australia without a valid visa. The penalty can be issued to the master, operator, agent, or charterer of the vessel. Crew who arrive without a visa will be required to remain on board the vessel while in Australia. On Signers flying in, need MCV, valid passport and a Transit Visa. Off signers have 5 days to lawfully get out of the country or sign onto another international vessel.

Joining crew will require to hold a entry visa to enter Australia and hold a MCV to join vessel in Australia. Customs and Quarantine will attend crew on board once arrived

Possible Crew Handling Agent:
Monson Agencies Australia Pty Ltd 
T: +61 3 5246 1900
Email: geelong@monson.com.au




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NOTE: The purpose of this post is for immediate information only when conducting crew change or replacement of Filipino crew / seaman at Port of Geelong, Australia. This is also for guidance of crewing officers, crewing manager & crew operation staff, especially for ship manning agent in the Philippines.   

Above information is based on collected data only. Please send inquiry to your crew handling agent for further updates. Please also share your updated information on the comments section.



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