Boating is a valued recreation activity in the area, attracting thousands of visitors from within Victoria, interstate and overseas. Boat operators should exercise care and follow waterway rules to ensure that they are operating in an appropriate manner in regard to their location, conditions and impacts on other water users and the environment.
Launching fees at all public boat ramps in Nagambie are now free. For all information about boat ramps in the Strathbogie Shire, up to date weather and information about ramp closures, visit the Boating Vic website
Public boat launch ramps are located at:
- McNamaras Point at the Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre, 66 Loddings Ln, Nagambie
- Loddings Ln, Nagambie – opposite the Regatta Centre
- Buckley Park Nagambie – enter via Glencairn Ave, Nagambie
- Majors Creek, Mitchellstown – Mitchellstown Road just past Mitchelton Winery
- Turners Island Lane, Kirwans Bridge – off Lobbs Lane
Lake Nagambie and the surrounding waterways may be closed due to events or other scenarios. For the latest information, phone the Nagambie Visitor Information Centre on 1800 065 993 or visit the centre at 293 High St, Nagambie.
See the latest list of lake and river closures here: Lake & River Closures 2023 – 24
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
Strathbogie Shire Council, as the declared waterway manager for the Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Rowing Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Foot of the Goulburn Rowing Regatta are exempt from the following requirements:
State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
3. Clause 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge
4. Clause 3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure
Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
5. Clause 91.4(a) of Schedule 91 – 5 knot speed restriction – Kirwans Bridge to Hughes Creek
6. Clause 91.10 of Schedule 91 – 5 knot speed restriction – Lake Nagambie
7. Clause 91.12(b) of Schedule 91 – area prohibited to vessels at Jacobsons Outlook
8. Clause 91.14 of Schedule 91 – exclusive use and special purpose area for unpowered vessels (rowing course area)
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
• Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from items 2 to 7 when competing in the event.
• Masters of rescue and official vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 7 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety.
• Masters of rescue, event official & support vessels are only exempt from item 8 for the duration of the event.
• Occupants of powered vessels involved with the event must always wear a lifejacket during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment, including rescue vessels.
• The event is operating under the auspices of Rowing Victoria, including the Rowing Victoria Safety Management Plan, which meets the criteria of Clause 3 of the Exemption Notice made under the Marine Regulations 1999 in respect of the exemption for rowing vessels to not carry or wear a lifejacket.
• The exemptions apply from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday 28 October 2023 within the exclusion zone waters – Goulburn River – between Chinaman’s Bridge and Teddy Bear Island and from 8:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday 28 October 2023 within the exclusion zone waters – Lake Nagambie – entire lake.
• The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
6 October 2023
Director People & Governance
Marine Safety Act 2010
NOTICE SPECIFYING AN ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE
I, Lisa Faldon, Director Maritime Safety acting in my capacity as delegate of Safe Transport Victoria, pursuant to section 208 of the Marine Safety Act 2010, by this notice prohibit:
all persons, other than members, officers or personnel of Victoria Police, Victoria State Emergency Service, Victorian Fisheries Authority, Strathbogie Shire Council and Safe Transport Victoria, and all vessels, other than those operated by Victoria Police, Victoria State Emergency Service, Victorian Fisheries Authority, Strathbogie Shire Council and Safe Transport Victoria, and vessels expressly authorised by members, officers or personnel of Victoria Police, Victoria State Emergency Service, Victorian Fisheries Authority, Strathbogie Shire Council and Safe Transport Victoria, from entering, or remaining in, the following State waters:
Goulburn River, 100 metres upstream and downstream of Chinamans Bridge.
This notice comes into effect at 12.00 am on 5 March 2023 and remains in effect until 12.00 am on 31 December 2023.
1 March 2023
Director Maritime Safety
Authorised delegate of Safe Transport Victoria
Marine Safety Act 2010
NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE
Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for The Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie hereby gives notice under section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Lake Nagambie Inflatable Floating Park are prohibited from entering and remaining in the following waters.
Waters of the Lake Nagambie – adjacent to Buckley Park, extending approximately 60 metres from the shoreline as marked by buoys at approximate locations: 36°47’07.1″S 145°08’56.4″E, 36°47’07.8″S 145°08’58.2″E & 36°47’08.2″S 145°09’00.0″E.
The exclusion zone will be in effect from 7am Thursday 12 January 2023 to 5pm Sunday 21 January 2024.
BY ORDER OF STRATHBOGIE SHIRE COUNCIL
Director Community and Planning