Kingston District Council, South East, South Australia

Boat Ramp





Kingston Boat Ramp Facility - OPEN

After many weeks of hard work and the removal of almost 20,000 cubic metres of seagrass, council is happy to inform you that the Kingston Boat Ramp Facility is NOW OPEN.

Over the summer period it is possible that we may see some minor seagrass or sand movement. Recreational fishers are therefore asked to remain vigilant when using the facility and report any issues to council as soon as possible. Council will also monitor the facility.    

Council would like to thank the community for its patience and to wish our recreational fishers a safe and successful fishing season.

Cape Jaffa Boat Ramp Facility - CLOSED

Cape Jaffa Anchorage Marina Update - 8 November 2018
Dredging at Cape Jaffa is ongoing with the dredge now working within the main internal channel.  Progress has been very slow due to the significant amount of material however the dredge is moving forward each day.  In terms of timeframes, it is anticipated at this point that the Marina is unlikely to be open before the end of November.  Council will continue to keep you up to date.



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 - $10.00 inc GST
   * Annual Launch Permit Fee - $120.00 inc GST

Annual permits are available from the Council Office, 29 Holland Street, Kingston SE.
Daily permits are available at the boat ramps via the onsite ticket machines (coin or card only). 

Accessibility of these facilities is subject to weather and environmental conditions. Please phone the council office on 08 8767 2033 to check if the facilities are currently open.

Conditions of use:
   1. The Annual Permit is valid for the period of 12 months from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
   2. The permit fee is calculated using the permit fee determined by the Kingston District Council.
   3. The permit tag must be displayed near the winch of the registered boat trailer.
   4. Permits must be provided to Council authorised officers on request.
   5. Launching and Retrieving of boats is at the owner's risk.
   6. Permts are non-refundable