Features of a Long Range Roving Permit

A Long Range Roving permit is tailored to a specific style of operation.

The features of these permits are:

  • You are allowed up to 100 days access a year to each of the Cairns, Hinchinbrook and the Whitsunday Planning Areas, without the need to book to the area.
  • You have access to most other locations in the Marine Park.
  • You may only visit an individual location twice, totalling no more than 48 hours, in any 7 day period.
  • In the Whitsundays Planning Area you may visit Setting 4 locations above the nominated group size.
  • In the Hinchinbrook Planning Area you may access low use locations above the nominated group size.

The permits require that:

  • Your vessel is no more than 35 metres
  • You must operate a whole vessel charter with a master and crew
  • You cannot operate to a fixed schedule, or advertise or promote a regular destination, route or timetable
  • You must not carry more than 30 passengers (not including crew) except you may carry more for 10 days a year in each of the Planning Areas
  • Your vessel must be surveyed for overnight operation and have 8 or more sleeping berths
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