Using the river

Information for boaters

River vessel activities are an everyday part of River Murray life and provide enjoyment for a large number of people. Enjoying the river, though, comes with a responsibility to care for our precious natural resources – the river water, wetlands and floodplains. 

Information for land managers

If you are planning a development on a marina, canal estate or other artificial water body (885kb pdf) on the River Murray you may need a water licence or permit.

Also, if you are planning to build a dam, structure or to carry out any form of water affecting activity (including dredging, draining and more), you may need a water licence or permit.

Information for visitors

There are ten National Parks in the South Australian River Murray region and lots of things to do, including boating, canoeing, camping and fishing.


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