Boat ramp launch permit

Important changes at O’Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp

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.

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.

Daily launch permits can still be purchased on site, with contract staff available at the ramp to help manage this process.

Launch permits can also be purchased online below.

Is my existing launch permit 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.

What about the kiosk?

While the kiosk is closed until further notice, three mobile food vendors have temporarily been provided with permits to provide food and drinks to the community. One mobile food vendor can be on site at any given time and the traders will determine the hours they will operate at the site.

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.

Is there bait available?

Bait will be available via a vending machine by Tuesday 30 March. Until it’s installed, we ask ramp users to ensure they’ve purchased bait before arriving at O’Sullivan Beach.


Purchase a new launch permit below

Periodical permits

Step 1.Before you start

You will need the following information to complete this form:

  • Your car registration number
  • Photo of your pensioner card (if buying a concession permit)

Step 2.Fill out the permit form

To purchase a periodical permit, click buy now below.


Step 3.Print out your receipt

This is an electronic permit. You will NOT receive a permit in the mail.

Print out the confirmation that will be emailed to you and display on the dashboard of your car.

Casual (one day) permits

Casual permits can be purchased below.

Click here to view form.