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Devonport - Tasmania

Devonport is a small city (pop 25,000) on the NW coast of Tasmania. The port is the terminal for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service from Melbourne.

The Mersey River, although it could be dangerous in extreme Northeasterly conditions, is a substantial, well sheltered all weather port. The river is navigable for about 1.5 nm until it reaches the bridge carrying the Bass Highway. This has a height limit of around 8 metres. Much of the river is taken up with commercial wharf operations and recreational vessels are moored mostly at the southern end of the river in the vicinity of the Mersey Yacht Club.


See Tasmania.


See Tasmania.


See Tasmania.


See Tasmania.


See Australia.


Mersey River Leads
Mersey River Entrance

The Mersey Bluff light (Gp Fl 4, 20 sec) provides good guidance approaching Devonport. It has red sectors which define danger areas to the west and east. In particular, the eastern red sector provides warning of the Horseshoe Reef area which lies 2.5 nm to the east of the Mersey River. On approaching the river mouth, the leads bear 204 degrees. There are lit port and starboard markers defining the channel once in the river.


Devonport is a port of entry for Australia. For details see Entrance: Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details:

24 Wilmot Street,
PO Box 42,
Burnie TAS 7320
Office hours: +61 3 6430 1900
After hours: +61 418 141 697
Facsimile: +61 3 6431 9227


Devonport is a commerical port. On arrival contact Port Control for advice on where to anchor or berth.

Tel:+61 419 352 357; Fax:+61 419 352 357; VHF Channel 16

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Mersey Yacht Club

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Berth icon Mersey Yacht Club [[Devonport#Mersey Yacht Club|Mersey Yacht Club]] -41.1845°l′on=146.36645, °'E

Some visitors' berths also moorings. All facilities, fuel, chandlery, and a bar in the club. Haul-out and hard-standing facilities, local repairers for engines, rigging, sails and engineering.

[email protected]; Tel: +61 3 6427 8655; Fax: +61 3 6427 8655; Mob: +61 407 871 541; VHF channel 16 'Mersey Radio'
Address: Anchor Drive East , Devonport 7310, Australia
For the latest prices see Price Listing.


List anchorages including the ones of nearby islands list under "Islands" above. If there is more then 1-3 paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template). Remove this section if not applicable.

  • [[large Anchorage1]]
  • [[large Anchorage1]]


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Internet ?
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Vehicle rentals ?


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Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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See Tasmania.


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