The District Council of Grant operates four Boat Ramps at Port MacDonnell, Blackfellows Caves, Donovans and Dry Creek.
Port MacDonnell - Port MacDonnell boasts a four lane boat ramp with two floating concrete pontoons, and wharf for heavy tonnage vessels.
Blackfellows Caves - The Blackfellows Caves Boatramp features two 4.1m wide launching lanes incorporating a central fixed landing.
Donovans (Glenelg River) - Located on the Glenelg River at Donovans.
Dry Creek (Glenelg River) - Located upstream from Donovans on the Glenelg River.
Additional boatramps are located within the Council area, and not under Council's care and control. Click on the links below to access information about each of these boatramps, including a map showing their location.
Fees and Charges (Port MacDonnell and Blackfellows Caves)
Commercial (annual permits only)
Commercial Registered Vessels & Associated $200
Commercial Registered Dinghy
Annual Permit $100
Annual Permit Pension Concession $60
Monthly Permit $50
Weekly Permit $25
Daily Permit $5
Both Boatramps have ticket machines installed for daily and weekly passes. All other permits can be purchased from District Council of Grant’s Customer Service Centres below:
- Main Office: 324 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier SA 5290 (Phone 08 8721 0444)
- Port MacDonnell Community Complex, 5 Charles Street, Port MacDonnell SA 5291 (Phone 08 8738 3000)
Postal applications can be sent to District Council of Grant, PO Box 724, Mount Gambier SA 5290. Please make cheques payable to District Council of Grant or complete credit card details on the application form.