Kingston District Council, South East, South Australia

Boat Ramp






Council is pleased to advise recreational boat users that the Cape Jaffa boat ramp and marina will be open from Saturday 3 December. Subject to condition remaining favourable, the marina and boat ramp will remain open. Council will continue to monitor conditions over the coming weeks.


When using the boat ramp, please be aware that restrictions apply to the entrance of the marina, due to shallowing. As a reference, at the time of a 0.3m tide there is only 0.9m of depth at its shallowest point. As per the attached image, there is a marked route for safe passage. Please observe the 4knots speed limits when navigating through the marina entrance. The marina will only be open during daylight hours, due to safety.


Boat users should be vigilant and exercise caution when using the facilities as conditions change regularly. Please follow updates on our website and Facebook page for any changes.


***Aerial imagery courtesy of Trent Rothall.


Cape Jaffa BR



Council wishes to advise ramp users that the Kingston Boat Ramp will be open from 17 December 2016 during daylight hours ONLY. Please ensure navigation is made through the center of the channel. Channel markers have been placed inside the Kingston Boat Ramp. Extreme caution must be exercised when exiting and entering the groyne due to shallowing. Council will monitor the conditions and advise of any changes accordingly. Happy Fishing!



The Kingston District Council offers two boat ramps, located at Kingston & Cape Jaffa.

 Launch Permits are valid for both boat ramps.

   * Daily Launch Permit Fee - $9.00 inc GST
   * Weekly Launch Permit Fee - $24.00 inc GST
   * Monthly Launch Permit Fee - $41.00 inc GST
   * Annual Launch Permit Fee - $90.00 inc GST

Permits are available from:

   * Council Office
   * Lacepede Seafoods
   * Caltex Roadhouse
   * Swampy's Marine & Tackle
   * Cape Jaffa Caravan Park

Conditions of use:

   1. The Annual Permit is valid for twelve months from the date of issue.
   2. The permit fee is determined by the Kingston District Council.
   3. The permit must be displayed on boat trailer or car dash-board at all times while launching and retrieving boats at the boat ramp facilities.
   4. Permits must be provided to Council authorised officers on request.
   5. Launching and Retrieving of boats is at the owner's risk.