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.

Boat Launching

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 Closures

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 2021 – 2022

Current exemptions


David Roff, Director Corporate Operations of Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for 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 Nagambie Waterski Club, persons and vessels involved in the Nagambie Waterski Club are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
  • Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of a person in the water
  • Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 2 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve a person in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and delivery them to a place of safety on shore.
  • All participants involved with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment, including rescue vessels.
  • Should vessels not involved in the event enter the competition area, the event must be stopped until the unauthorised vessel or person has moved outside of the area.
  • The exemptions apply from 8am to 5pm on 4 December 2021, 8 January 2022, 29 January 2022, 19 February 2022 and 5 March 2022to the persons and vessels registered to participate in the Nagambie Water Ski Club events on the Goulburn River within the exclusion zone – waters of the Goulburn River from the downstream boundary of the 5 knot zone at Tahbilk to Sandy Creek.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

David Roff, Director Corporate Operations

Strathbogie Shire Council

Boating and Fishing