For most yachties Cocos is their last stop before sailing across the Indian Ocean towards the African continent. The Cocos Keeling Islands are a territory of Australia, Australian government visa documentation is required for arrival and will be inspected by the Australian Federal Police along with your valid passport. Australia has strict quarantine regulations with regards to fresh fruit and vegetables bought from overseas. Pets, firearms and certain drugs are also strictly regulated.
At least 48 hours prior to arrival on the Cocos Keeling Islands
Contact Australian Customs of your intent to arrive in Australia
On approach to the Cocos Keeling Islands radio the police on Channel 20 announcing imminent arrival
Drop anchor in the Direction Island vessel anchorage area
Display yellow 'quarantine' flag
Radio the police on Channel 20 indicating you are anchored
Police will advise customs and quarantine procedures
All passengers and crew must remain on board until police clearance has been granted
The skipper will be requested to present yacht registration, details of passengers on board and last port clearance
Daily fee AUD$10.00 Weekly fee AUD$50.00
During your stay please ensure you adhere to the following guidelines
Please minimise your use of the water in our rainwater tanks on Direction Island, it is a precious resource.
Spearfishing, netting or rod fishing in 'The Rip' is strictly prohibited
Please dispose of rubbish / trash as directed by the police to ensure fellow users can appreciated the same beauty
Lighting a fire directly in-front of the main shelter is strictly prohibited, as children and adults frequent this area
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