Boat ramp launch permit

The boat ramp at O’Sullivan Beach is now open following an upgrade by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

The upgraded ramp increases capacity for launching and retrieving boats, reduces congestion, improves the accessibility of the facility, and make it easier for emergency services during an emergency. 

The Harbour Cafe and Marine Shop will occupy the former kiosk from mid-January.

Ramp permit

Signage has been installed. Permits are required to use the boat ramp. 

Permits can be purchased using the PayStay app or online via or at Noarlunga council office. 

Permits can no longer be purchased in person at The Harbour Café and Marine Shop (former kiosk).

Permits can be purchased for a single visit (24 hours), three, six, nine or 12 months.

Long term permits (3, 6, 9 or 12 months) are available at a discounted rate for pensioners. 

When pension permits are required, please visit a City of Onkaparinga office. Please bring your pensioner card and trailer registration details with you. Pensioners will need to complete this process each time a long term permit at the pensioner rate is required.


To start using PayStay:

  1. Set up your account by downloading the PayStay app on your phone:
  2. Register an account using your email address. Enter your details, credit or debit card information and boat trailer registration. Registration is a once-off process.

  3. When you’re ready to purchase the boat ramp permit, open the PayStay app or call 1300 322 111, select your vehicle registration, enter the 8 digits PayStay zone number displayed on the PayStay sign and then select start.

    The PayStay zone numbers for O’Sullivan Beach boat ramp are:

    • 51660001 – for a casual 24-hour permit
    • 51660002 – for long term permits (3, 6, 9 and 12-months).

Permit fees 


Permit length Price
(24 hours from time of purchase)
3 months $95.79
6 months $171.12
9 months $248.31
12 months $313.90



Permit length Price
(24 hours from time of purchase)
3 months $74.40
6 months $133.92
9 months $195.30
12 months $248.20

Accidentally Overcharged?
Please submit an email to: detailing your query and request for a refund to customer service at PayStay.

Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 127KB)