Open the headings below for more information about getting your boat and crew to Brisbane.

  • International Shipping
  • Insurance
  • Facilities Near RQYS
  • Supermarkets
  • Local Transport
  • Health, Hospitals & Pharmacies
  • Eating Out
  • Boat Work
  • Local Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing
International Shipping
As at August 2017 We are teaming up with the global shipping company ANL and an international freight forwarder to offer a door to door shipping service to the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane for 40’ HC containers from a number of ports around the world. More detailed information will be provided closer to the shipping period but the information below should provide an indication of costs and procedures required.

Container Transport

ANL are able to offer container shipping services from many parts of the world but listed below are some options & indicative prices (please contact Kevin at logistics@2018etchellsworld.org for other options or logistics enquiries). Please note that international shipping rates are very fluid, are subject to global and domestic forces and prices for mid 2018 may be different (up or down) than those indicated below. These rates will be updated closer to the shipping period.

Shipping and origin costs per 40’ HC container (excludes origin trucking*)

Load Port to Brisbane Port, Australia

Long Beach/Oakland USD 3200
New York/Savannah USD 2600
Houston USD 3400
Miami USD 3700
Hong Kong USD 2500
Felixstowe EUR 2600
Auckland USD 1100
Australian import charges     AUD 1600 (including customs clearance, port charges, container trucking) May be subject to Customs and Quarantine inspection fees. *this will be dependent on where the container is packed.

Shipping and destination costs per 40’ HC container

(excludes destination trucking*)

Australian export charges: AUD 1500  (including customs clearance, port charges, container trucking)

Brisbane Port, Australia to destination Port

Long Beach/Oakland USD 4000
Philadelphia/Savannah USD 4300
Houston USD 6000
Miami USD 5000
Hong Kong USD 1200
Felixstowe USD TBA
Auckland USD 1300
*this will be dependent on where the container is unpacked.


As imports into Australia will attract 10% goods and services tax and potentially customs duty it is suggested that all Etchells move using an ATA Carnet. These are generally available from your local Chamber of Commerce. This will also facilitate the entry of your boat back into your country of origin. Those requiring a temporary entry but not using a carnet will be required to deposit an amount equivalent to the applicable taxes to the Australian Government upon arrival and make a subsequent refund claim once the boat has been exported (this can be time consuming and expensive). Anyone intending to permanently leave their boat in Australia will be to have a formal import clearance undertaken and make payment of any applicable taxes at the time of importation.


http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/arrival Australia has very strict quarantine requirements and all competitors containers will be subject to an inspection by the Department of Quarantine. This means that all containers & contents must be free of any quarantine risk material. The below table highlights the risks that Quarantine focus on.
Item Examples
Live animals – vertebrates frogs, geckos, birds, rodents, reptiles
Animal material hair, fur, skin, faeces, shell, blood, and fluids, feathers, honey, flesh, bone, horn
Animal material – evidence feathers, fur, faeces
Plants – live plants, weeds, sprouted seeds, propagatable material
Plant material – reproductive pollen, spores, flowers, fruit, vegetables
Plant material – seeds seeds, pods
Plant material – fresh fresh leaves, gum, stems, pods, roots, flowers
Plant material – dry dried leaves, branches, roots, straw, wood
Plant material – bark bark
Invertebrates – timber pests borers, wasps, termites, ants, larvae, eggs, beetles
Invertebrates – flying pests flies, moths, bees, wasps
Invertebrates – fresh produce pests beetles, thrips, larvae, mites, flies, caterpillars
Invertebrates – stored product pests beetles, larvae, eggs, casings
Other invertebrates of concern – terrestrial flatworms, nematodes, earthworms
Other invertebrates of concern – aquatic sponges, jellyfish, starfish, barnacles, algae
Invertebrates seeking refuge – hitch-hikers ants, bees, wasps, moths, spiders, grasshoppers, butterflies
Invertebrates – evidence wasps nests, mud nests, wings, shells, casing, frass
Snails and slugs snails, slugs
Snails and slugs – evidence shells, eggs, trail marks
Plant pathogens fungi, lichen, bacteria, viruses, moulds, protozoa, phytoplasmas
Soil dirt, mud, clay, sand
Water pools of water, water in receptacles, articles used with water
Water – evidence water marks

Particular risks for Etchells & trailers.

  • Packing a wet boat or in a wet environment
  • Plant material (leaves etc.) within the hull and trailer boxes
  • Excess grease on the trailer that could trap seeds etc.
  • Spiders, webs and other insects within trailer frames
  • Mud within tyre treads
  • Water sitting in the hull/trailer
  • Existing container residue – ensure container is swept clean prior to loading
  • Dirt/soil on trailer and in container – suggest loading container from a sealed/dry surface and sweep after loading
  • Non ISPM timber: Timber packing/supports/dunnage – all timber used within the container must be ISMP compliant (ISPM stamp visible on each piece) unless you fumigate the container prior to shipping in which case evidence of fumigation from an approved fumigator is required. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/goods/timber-packaging/ispm-15
Each competitor must go over their boat and trailer at the time of packing to eliminate all quarantine risks. Remedial treatment and associated activity in Australia is very expensive and time consuming.
Information coming soon If you would like to speak to one of our logistics team, please don’t hesitate to email logistics@2018etchellsworlds.org
Facilities Near RQYS

Manly Harbour Village

Manly Harbour Village and the Manly waterfront area dominates this sunny eastern suburb of Brisbane with its’ relaxed seaside atmosphere and easy to walk around landscape. Manly Harbour Village also has a wide variety of local services (listed below) and prides itself in its’ selection of reputable restaurants and bars located in the main street for nighttime activities. Within an easy and enjoyable 15 minutes walk from RQYS you will be able to find:
Dentist Supermarkets Restaurants
Medical Centre Florist Bars
Massage Therapy Newsagent Coffee Shops / Cafes
Fitness Centre Bookshop Bottle Shop / Liquor Store
Pharmacy / Chemist Gift Shop
Physiotherapist Butcher MARINE
Podiatrist Post Office Chandlery
Hairdresser Bakery  
Barber Bicycle Shop BANKS – ATM’s
Beautician Laundry / Dry Cleaning ANZ
Swimming Pool Bank of Queensland (BOQ)
  Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
TRAVEL Suncorp
Travel Agency
  • IGA Manly Village – 3396 1980
  • Coles*: Wynnum, Florence Street, 3906 7500 – 3klm
  • Woolworths*: Wynnum, Florence Street, 3513 4416 – 3klm
    (*Online order and delivery services)

Fresh seafood is very available to purchase and cook yourself:

  • Aussie Seafood House: 3230 Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba. 9klm
  • Marine World Seafood House: 19/1020 Manly Road, TIngalpa – 8klm
    (cooked take away food and eat in available

Local Shopping Centres

(larger and more variety)

All are 12-14 klm from RQYS – accessible via bus or train and walk

All these shopping centres have larger grocery stores as well as variety of shops and services as available in Manly Village. Capalaba Central and Carindale have Cinemas.

Phone Providers

  • Telstra
  • Optus
  • Vodafone
  • Virgin Mobile

All the above suppliers have outlets in Major Shopping Centres and more details available on their websites. Local SIM Cards are available in supermarkets, petrol stations and newsagents.

Laundry/Dry Cleaning

Manly 24/7 Laundry : 3klm
212 Preston Road. Manly
0421 132 222

Bay Dry Cleaners: 3klm
64 Tingal Road, Wynnum

Local Transport



A number of local bus services operate between Manly and surrounding suburbs, with connections to Brisbane City services



Black and White: www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au
Yellow Cabs: www.yellowcabs.com.au

UBER available via App

Car Rental Companies

Big name car hore companies like Budget, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty are available on site at Brisbane Airport. Off site from the airport are car rental companies based in Gympie Road – Ace Car Rentals, Apex Car Rentals. Other local car rental opportunities are:

Shared cconomy car rentals:

For larger vehicles like utility trucks for rent:

Health, Hospitals & Pharmacies

EMERGENCY CALL is “000” – Triple Zero from your phone

Hospitals & Pharmacies

  • Manly Village Pharmacy: 3396 8999
  • Wynnum Hospital has a small EMERGENCY Department 24/7: 3893 8000, 150A Whites Road, Manly – 5mins drive

Other Major Hospitals (with public and private patient care access)

Approximately 30-40 minutes’ drive into Brisbane City

  • Mater South Brisbane                        3163 8111
  • Mater Redlands                                   3163 7444
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital               3176 2111
  • Greenslopes Hospital
  • Wesley Hospital
Eating Out

There are a number in the Manly Village as well a variety of Seafood (Fish and Chips) on the Esplanade – all accessible on foot.

If you venture further afield – by car, there are just as many to choose from.

Boat Work


  • Morton’s Hardware 33965677
  • Wynnum Mitre 10 3893 4340
  • Wynnum Nuts and Bolts 3893 2593
  • Bunnings 3213 7700

Sail Lofts

Coming soon

Boat Yards

Coming soon


Coming soon

Dive Services

Coming soon

Local Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing

Please visit the Wynnum Manly Tourist and Visitor Information Centre. Phone 3348 3524 Open 9am -3pm, a short stroll from RQYS located on the William Gunn Jetty near the public swimming pool. Check out www.manlyharbourvillage.com for more details.