Boating Permits


Waterskiing is an established use on the river, principally downstream of the Rowing mile with waterskiing on Sundays between the hours of midday and sunset.


Contact your nearest local club for Barwon River through Geelong recreational boating permits.


Corangamite CMA Recreational Boating Permit fee $35. Other club fees and charges may apply, contact your nearest club for further information.

Waterway rules

Our waterway map details the local vessel operating and zoning rules for the Barwon River (between the Lower Breakwater and Orana Road).

Industry Boating Permits

You will need to submit an application form and pay an application fee to Corangamite CMA if you wish to conduct industry boating activities on the Barwon River through Geelong.


Corangamite CMA Industry Boating Permit fee $114.

Contact for further information.

Contact Us

Colac Office

64 Dennis Street, Colac VIC 3250
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262

Geelong Office

54A Corio St, Geelong VIC 3220
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262