Boat ramps and boating facilities
Tweed Shire Council builds and maintains boat ramps, jetties, pontoons and wharves for public use, view map below for locations.
Our Waterways team also provide advice about:
- private boat ramps, jetties and pontoons
- canal and beach retaining walls
- riverbank erosion protection
Pontoon license fees
Council will soon begin charging an annual license fee of $255 for pontoons that are located in Council owned canals. The documents below include answers to some frequently asked questions about the license, and a sample of the new license agreement that pontoon owners will be requested to sign. All pontoon owners will soon receive a letter outlining the next steps in this process.
Building a pontoon or boat ramp
Use the checklist and guidelines below to find out more about building a pontoon or boat ramp. You will need to submit a development application.
Anchorage Island boardwalks and vessel moorings
Council is responsible for all foreshore facilities and vessel moorings in the Anchorage Island Canal.
For enquiries about mooring agreements or pontoons call the Sustainability and Environment Unit on 02 6670 2400.
Foysters Jetty, Tweed Heads
Foysters Jetty is located on Minjungbal Drive in Tweed Heads, approximately 100m south of the Boyds Bay Bridge (near old tick gates).
The jetty is a timber wharf with 2 floating pontoons attached. It is well used by vessels loading and unloading passengers, equipment and supplies.
There is a 4 hour limit at the pontoons.
Note: Work to replace the southern pontoon has been delayed. An update will be provided as soon as possible. The northern pontoon will remain open to the public for short term mooring. An alternative sewerage pump out facility is located within Tweed Marina and is available for public usage.
Using the jetty
For details about using the jetty please read the Foysters Jetty for Emergency Vessel Repairs Policy(PDF, 873KB).
One pontoon provides facilities for vessel sewage pump out and for emergency repairs only. Emergency repairs are defined as actions required to prevent a vessel sinking or causing pollution of the environment and repairs to vessel hull, propulsion system (engine or rigging), fuel system or electrical system.
To arrange extended berth times for emergency repairs call the Waterways Unit on 02 6670 2400. You will need to provide the vessel name and registration number. You may also need to provide evidence that repairs services have been arranged.
Permission to berth for more than 4 hours for vessel maintenance (such as painting or engine servicing) will not be granted.
Tweed River navigational map
See navigational map(PDF, 1011KB)
Flushing boats at boat ramps
Council permits the flushing of outboard motors with fresh water at boat ramps.
Public boat ramps, jetties and pontoons in the Tweed
Clarrie Purnell park
Commercial Road boat ramp
Dry Dock Road boat ramp
Faith Mussing Bandler Park
John Oxley park
Lakes Drive boat ramp
New Fingal Boat Harbour
Old Fingal Boat Harbour
Pottsville boat ramp
Ray Pascoe Park
You can also use the mapping tool to find out the location of public boat ramps, jetties and pontoons.