Boat ramps and boating facilities

Pontoon at Budd Park Murwillumbah
Please avoid or use extreme caution when using boat ramps, pontoons and jetties. Some facilities have been lost and damaged due to the recent flood event and need to be inspected for structural damage.

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 licence fees

Council will soon begin charging an annual licence fee of $255 for pontoons that are located in Council owned canals.  The documents below include answers to some frequently asked questions about the licence, and a sample of the new licence 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.

Using the jetty

For details about using the jetty please read the Foysters Jetty for Emergency Vessel Repairs Policy(PDF, 968KB).

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

Commercial Road boat ramp - temporary closure

Commercial Road boat ramp has been temporarily closed as it is undermined and an underwater portion of the ramp is collapsing. This is not visible from the surface due to the water quality and level of silt on the ramp. 

  • Budd Park
  • Clarrie Purnell park
  • Commercial Road boat ramp
  • Dry Dock Road boat ramp
  • Faith Mussing Bandler Park
  • Faulks Park
  • Faux park
  • John Oxley park
  • Lakes Drive boat ramp
  • New Fingal Boat Harbour
  • Nicholl Park
  • Old Fingal Boat Harbour
  • Pioneer Park
  • Pottsville boat ramp
  • Ray Pascoe Park

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You can also use the mapping tool to find out the location of public boat ramps, jetties and pontoons.