Tasmanian 19th century arrivals, immigration and departure records
Arrival, immigration and departure records from 1803-1900 include varying levels of detail.
What is online?
Search and view many records in the
Tasmanian Names Index, including passengers arriving and departing Tasmania
Arrival records are currently being indexed, surnames A-K are online and surnames L-Z are on card indexes in the
Hobart Reading Room.
Guide to records on child migrants from 1919
Guide to the Public Records of Tasmania: Records Relating to Free Immigration
A comprehensive guide on immigration records up to 1946. See extracts from this guide:
Records series online
What else is there?
Records used for information on immigrant arrivals
Agencies responsible for immigration
People could have arrived in Tasmania as:
- Unassisted passengers – they paid their own way
- Assisted passengers – subsidised or paid for by an immigration scheme
- Crew on a ship
Finding ancestors in early immigration records can be a challenge, especially if they arrive as free settlers in the 1800s.
Most records are for the Port of Hobart. Few records have survived from other ports. It can be worth checking passenger lists for other colonies such as South Australia and Victoria as ships carrying passengers to Tasmania often called there.
Find out more about the history of immigration to Tasmania 1803-1946
What is available from other organisations?