Starting on March 1, 2018, residents of Port Macquarie and North Shore will benefit from a new ferry SMS notification service. Subscribers will receive alerts on their mobile phones when Settlement Point or Hibbard ferries experience delays, service disruptions, and emergencies. Regular updates on expected ferry restoration times will also be delivered. The goal is to provide residents, businesses, and tourists fast and accurate information to help them make informed travel decisions whenever necessary.
Travellers who want to receive notifications can subscribe to the service on Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's website.