The Dampier Seafarers Centre is a not for profit welfare charity serving merchant crews in the Port of Dampier. Our mission work seeks to care for seafarers in every way, including spiritual, physical and emotional support.
We seek to support the welfare and treatment of all seafarers calling to Dampier and Walcott ports through a range of services. These are;
Our Chaplain (Steve) is able to visit and board vessels when they arrive in Dampier (and at times Port Walcott), and offer friendly conversation with any crew members who would like to talk. It doesn’t have to be a religious chat, although this is ok too. The Chaplain has free Bibles (in various languages) to pass on to crew if this is wanted. He could talk about anything such as life at sea, family, or work.
Transport and Shore Leave
Shore leave is permitted in Australia and seafarers are entitled to access Seafarers Centres. Companies are responsible for crew health, safety, and wellbeing. Shore leave and access to shore-based welfare facilities is key to seafarer physical and mental health recovery and reduces risks of fatigue. We would like to assist crew in taking shore leave and bring them to our Centre to provide a place where seafarers can find rest and recreation in a supportive and relaxed environment. (More Transport information for ship's crew >HERE<)
SHOP-2-SHIP ORDERS + SIMS + Recharges
This service is for vessels calling to Dampier and Walcott ports. It's our Shop-2-Ship service, or a 'Click & Deliver' type of service. This was born out of the last few years when crew were not able to come ashore, or visits could not happen onboard. Our preference is for shore leave, but this is still a great option to get those few treats to crew if that cannot come off.
Crew can order grocery items, souvenirs, vitamins, clothing, etc from our Shop, and we will deliver them to the vessel when berthed. SIMs & Recharges are also available.
If any crew would like to make a private order, >this< is the page to access the forms to use. Please complete it and return to the Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) ideally a few weeks before arrival in port.
Also our >SIM Order Form< can be used to order SIM Cards + Recharges if required. (We cannot supply Telstra SIM cards unfortunately).
Wi-Fi - The Centre provides free Wi-Fi connection for visiting Seafarers.
Rec Room - The Centre has a large recreation room where people can play pool, ping pong, foosball, air-hockey and darts. It is a comfortable place to allow seafarers to sit and relax. Tea, espresso coffee and purified water are free of charge. We have full refreshment facilities.
Shop - There is a shop that sells pre-paid SIM cards and recharges. We also sell chips, biscuits, chocolates, soft drinks and some basic and special grocery items. We sell personal hygiene items, skin care products and vitamins. We sell some basic electronic goods. We also have a stock of excellent Australian souvenirs and clothing. All proceeds go towards the operating costs of the Dampier Seafarers Centre and the welfare of many who visit our port.
Our Centre is staffed by workers and volunteers from the Dampier and Karratha local area.
Main photo above - Aerial photo of 5 terminals our Centre services in Dampier (L to R): Mistaken Island; East Intercourse Island; Parker Point; Mermaid Marine; and PPA (Bulk Liquids Berth and Dampier Cargo Wharf)