Intrastate - King Island and the Furneaux Group under the TFES

The King Island and Furneaux Group intrastate component applies to intrastate sea freight shipped between King Island and the main island of Tasmania, and between Flinders Island and the main island of Tasmania.

This also includes shipments of freight between any island in the Furneaux Group and the main island of Tasmania.

Eligible goods

Freight assistance will be paid for eligible:

  • goods produced or manufactured on the main island of Tasmania for permanent use or sale on King Island or the Furneaux Group
  • goods produced or manufactured on King Island or the Furneaux Group for permanent use or sale on the main island of Tasmania
  • eligible non-consumer raw materials, machinery or equipment produced or manufactured on the main island of Tasmania for use in the manufacturing, mining, agriculture, forestry or fishing industries on King Island or the Furneaux Group
  • eligible non-consumer raw materials, machinery or equipment produced or manufactured on King Island or the Furneaux Group for use in the manufacturing, mining, agriculture, forestry or fishing industries on the main island of Tasmania

Regardless of the date of shipment, goods deemed ineligible under the general interstate Scheme provisions are also ineligible under the King Island and Furneaux Group intrastate component.

Eligible sea freight routes

The sea freight routes eligible for assistance under the King Island and Furneaux Group intrastate component of the Scheme are between:

  • any port on King Island and any port on the main island of Tasmania, and
  • any port in the Furneaux Group and any port on the main island of Tasmania

Eligible claimants are those who incur the costs of shipping eligible goods.

Available assistance

We calculate the assistance payable under the King Island and Furneaux Group intrastate component of the Scheme on the basis of a 20 foot equivalent unit (TEU) container or equivalent, using the same parameters and methodology applied to processing interstate claims under the Scheme, except for:

  • goods moved between King Island and the main island of Tasmania, where the road freight equivalent (RFE) cost is $675 per TEU for dry freight and $742 per TEU for reefer freight, and
  • goods moved between an island in the Furneaux Group and the main island of Tasmania, the RFE cost is $259 per TEU for dry freight and $285 per TEU for reefer freight

The maximum level of assistance, including an intermodal allowance of $100, is $855 per TEU. The RFE costs have been determined on the basis of transporting goods by road over an equivalent distance of 300 kilometres between King Island and Devonport, and of 115 kilometres between Flinders Island and Bridport.

Page last updated: 6 July 2016

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