Getting to Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state of Australia and it does not have an international airport. All international flights terminate in the mainland capitals of Australia. Incoming flight destinations would best be Sydney or Melbourne. A short domestic flight connects Tasmania with the mainland airports and it is best to book end to end flights.  Launceston City (the host city for the event) and its airport are the preferred and suggested destination.  All the usual airport services are available.


You will need a valid Australian visitor visa to enter Australia. Visas can be applied for on-line by visiting:

Australia DOES NOT issue visas on arrival.  All visas must be valid before entry.

Travelling by car to Tasmania

All vehicles in Australia (including Tasmania) travel on the LEFT HAND SIDE of the road with a maximum speed limit of 110 kilometres per hour.

You can drive in Tasmania on your overseas drivers licence if you are a visitor OR have a temporary visa. Care must be taken whilst driving especially between dusk and dawn as many wild animals are moving about at this time.

If you are travelling by car from mainland Australia to Tasmania via the seaways TT line ferry ( is available. Be sure to book early as this is a popular and busy sea bridge to Tasmania.

Pre-event Help and Assistance

For teams requiring help and assistance with pre-event accommodation traveling to fishing destinations and other matters, local guides and hosts will be offering their services. All arrangements between teams and hosts are to be negotiated between teams and hosts and not through the event organisers.  For further detail contact .