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Interislander - Cook Strait Ferries

Dangerous goods

Do you know what’s in your bags, car boot or campervan? To keep everyone safe there are number of items we need to be aware of when you travel, including LPG cylinders, flammable liquids and compressed air cylinders for scuba diving.

Please read the information below and notify our check-in team if you have dangerous goods with you. Dangerous goods need to be checked in or stored securely in your vehicle, they cannot be carried on board as hand luggage.  

If you are above the limit for any item, you will need to complete a dangerous goods declaration prior to sailing. If you have any doubts, please email us before your travel date. 

Commonly available items that are classified as dangerous for transport include: 

  • ammunition
  • aerosol canisters
  • LPG cylinders
  • oxyacetylene cylinders
  • compressed air cylinders for scuba diving
  • flammable liquids such as petrol, kerosene, methylated spirits, turpentine, thinners, solvent based paints, and epoxy resin
  • hardener for epoxy resin
  • some swimming pool chemicals
  • some commercial and household cleaning products, such as dishwasher detergents
  • some garden care products
  • hay and straw
  • diesel
  • fireworks (prohibited on Interislander ferries).

Any dangerous goods you are carrying need to be checked in. For the safety of our passengers and staff dangerous goods such as tramping gas cylinders and flares cannot be brought on board in your hand luggage.

 

If you are bringing your e-scooter along for the ride, please let the team know and check it in. Electronic scooters can’t be taken into the passenger areas onboard because of their lithium batteries.

 

Going on a hunting trip? As a foot passenger your guns and ammunition need to be checked in, we’ll make sure your gear is looked after and guns and ammunition are kept separate.

 

Please let us know if you are carrying any dangerous goods at check in. We’ll provide an identifier (a hanger for your rear-vision mirror), so the loading crew are aware. 

 

Please let us know if you are carrying any dangerous goods at check in. We’ll provide an identifier (a hanger for your rear-vision mirror), so the loading crew are aware. 

 

A dangerous goods declaration form needs to be emailed at least four hours before scheduled departure time if you are carrying more than the approved limits. For example, if you are carrying more than a 9kg LPG cylinder. 

 

Note that LPG cylinders need to be turned off before boarding. 

 

Dive cylinders are allowed on board in your vehicle but need to be declared at check-in. Most recreational divers will be within the allowed limit, please check the dangerous goods limits if you are carrying large number of dive cylinders. Anything on your boat such as distress flares need to be identified at check in. 

 

Guns and ammunition need to be stored separately in your vehicle or checked in if you are a foot passenger. 

 

If you are travelling with more than 60kg of hay in your vehicle, trailer or float you’ll need to fill in a dangerous goods declaration and email it to us at least 4 hours before your scheduled sailing.

 

Any hay or straw you have needs to be dry and stored safely in your truck or float or fully covered if on the deck of a ute. 

 

LPG cylinders need to be turned off before boarding. 

 

Not sure what items are classed as dangerous goods?

How to declare dangerous goods

If you have any items over the agreed limit download and complete the dangerous goods declaration form. Email it to our team at least four hours prior to your scheduled sailing.

Contact our team via email or phone 0800 660 670.

More detailed information about dangerous goods sailings and dangerous goods declaration manifests can be found on the Interislander Freight Website.

Packing, labelling and transporting dangerous goods

If you are over the limit for any dangerous goods, you will need the declared items to be labelled correctly. Once you have sent your declaration form, the team will advise you on this.

We take safety seriously at Interislander – yours, all passengers, and our team. Please take a moment to inform the crew if you aren’t sure about the contents of your luggage. 

Carriage of dangerous goods must follow the Interislander Conditions of Carriage, with specific reference to sections 11 and 12.

Read the full Interislander Conditions of Carriage

If you have any doubts about the goods you are carrying in your vehicle or luggage please check with our terminal staff.