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In 2018-19, cruise shipping generated an economic impact (EI) of $228.9 million for Western Australia’s economy, supporting about 848 jobs. This result came from 130 cruise ship visits across ten active cruise destinations; an increase from 115 calls in 2017-18. 

With a Mediterranean climate in the south and tropical climate in the north, WA has the capacity to support cruise ship visits year-round.

Tourism WA, in partnership with the Cruise WA Committee and industry, is working to implement the Cruise Shipping Strategic Plan 2012-2020 and promote WA’s ten cruise  destinations.​

For an easy-to-read insight in to the current status of WA's cruise industry, take a look at this snapshot.

Tourism WA has developed a Cruise Shipping Handy Reference Guide, as a resource for the tourism industry. The guide provides insights into successfully servicing the cruise market, covering a range of topics including meeting cruise line/passenger expectations, how cruise lines work in regard to shore excursions, and optimising business and community benefits.

WA Cruise Shipping Strategic Plan 

​The Western Australian Cruise Shipping Strategic Plan 2012-2020 aims to maximise the economic benefits of cruise shipping to Western Australia.

WA's 10 cruise port destinations 

​Western Australia has 10 key ports - Fremantle, Esperance, Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Exmouth, Broome, Port Hedland, Busselton and Augusta.

Cruise visitor experience research 

Research to better understand cruise travel in the State and passengers’ experiences at ports and destinations in WA.

Last Reviewed: 2020-06-17