Australian officials announce new port of entry in Queensland

Australian officials announce new port of entry in Queensland

Vessel boarding station to open on Gold Coast

By Nick Halsey - 26/06/2017

Monday, 26 June 2017

Joint Media Release with the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Federal Member for Fadden -

Vessel boarding station to open on Gold Coast

Foreign vessels arriving on the Gold Coast will benefit from a dedicated boarding station as part of a 12 month pilot by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the pilot programme will provide inwards and outwards clearance for vessels and their crew and may encourage additional vessel traffic to the area.

"The boarding station will be active from 1 July this year until 30 June 2018, which will allow us to support the 2018 Commonwealth Games and to assess the potential for a permanent boarding station in the future," Mr Dutton said.
"Australian Border Force and Biosecurity officers will clear foreign vessels of less than 50 metres length at the boarding station, which will be located at the Southport Yacht Club.


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