Gladstone Seafarers Centre

Over 12,000 seafarers visit our Gladstone Centre every year.

We provide:

  • Transport to and from ships. Our buses make over 8,000 trips around the port each year, travelling some 86,000 km and carry over 12,000 seafarers to and from their ships.
  • Free WiFi for Seafarers and Volunteers
  • Transport to local shops or shopping at our on-site store.
  • Recreation facilities – pool tables, table tennis, music, library, chapel, outdoor gardens and cuddles with our resident dog Captain Jack.
  • Ship visits for those seafarers unable to get shore leave including church services and blessings on your ship.
  • Thai van on site providing meals and snacks for visitors.
  • Currency Exchange on site trading in 10 different currencies
  • Free Library for books and magazines – exchange them with books already on your vessel, or just help yourself to some new reading material.
  • Free clothes for seafarers – to help you acclimatise yourselves to your next port.
  • Free tea, coffee and biscuits for visitors to the centre.
  • Transport for seafarers to and from appointments such as doctorsa, dentist or trips to the airport for crew changes
Resident welfare dog “Captain Jack” welcomes visitors to the centre.