Freight Deliveries

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Transporting freight to and from Orpheus Island

OIRS has several options available if you need to have supplies delivered to the station prior to or during your stay.

Very Small Items

Non-urgent, very small items such as letters or small packages can be delivered to the station via Australia Post. Collection of mail from the post office box occurs approximately every two weeks when OIRS staff visit Halifax.

Postal AddressOrpheus Island Research Station
PO Box 4
Halifax, QLD 4850, AUSTRALIA 

Small to Medium Items

Packages ranging in size up to 100cm x 100cm can be delivered to Ingham Travel via your choice of courier agent. Items are collected regularly by station staff or visitors as required. If your item is urgently required it can be delivered straight to the station's transfer vessel (delivery charges may apply). Please advise OIRS prior to sending packages so we know when to expect the delivery.

Courier Delivery AddressOrpheus Island Research Station
C/- Ingham Travel
28 Lannercost Street
Ingham, QLD 4850, AUSTRALIA 

Medium to Large Items

Deliveries of large items or pallet loads can be delivered via your choice of courier agent to Ingham Travel’s freight collection depot. Items are collected regularly by station staff or visitors as required. If your item is urgently required it can be delivered straight to the station's transfer vessel (delivery charges may apply).

Freight Delivery AddressOrpheus Island Research Station
C/- Ingham Travel
28 Lannercost Street
Ingham, QLD 4850, AUSTRALIA 

Extra Large Items

Very bulky items can be delivered to the station via Palm Island Barge at Lucinda. 

Forward planning is required for this type of delivery because barge supply runs to the station require a minimum of a 3.1 metre tide.

Scheduled runs occur approximately every 3-4 months and a small freight charge may apply for items included on these transfers. Alternatively you can arrange your own delivery run at your own cost.

If you require this type of delivery for your materials please contact OIRS.