Important changes at O’Sullivan Beach boat ramp

Published on 17 March 2021

Comments attributed to a council spokesperson

The City of Onkaparinga has temporarily taken responsibility for operating the O’Sullivan Beach boat ramp.

This is because council has identified concerns about the current operator’s compliance with conditions of the operating agreement.

The council has invited the operators to respond to these concerns.

Once the response has been received, council will review it and make a final decision.

Council is not in a position to provide any further details to the public until the matter has been resolved.

How does this affect ramp users?

The ramp can still be accessed as normal with a launch permit.

Launch permits can still be purchased on site, with contract staff available to help manage this process.

Launch permits can also be purchased online at

What about the kiosk?

Unfortunately, the kiosk is closed until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the kiosk’s closure.

Until the Kiosk can be reopened, we ask ramp users to ensure they have purchased all necessary supplies before arriving at O’Sullivan Beach.

Are existing launch permits still valid?

If you are the holder of a Council-branded long-term permit purchased from Council, your permit remains valid.

If you are the holder of a long-term permit or gift certificate purchased from the O’Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp and Kiosk, please contact the City of Onkaparinga on 8384 0666 and have your permit with you when you call.  These permits will no longer be accepted and a replacement permit issued by Council will be required.  Credit toward a replacement permit may be provided in place of the time remaining on your current permit.