Water Access and Safety

Boating on Lake Burley Griffin

National Capital Authority

Lake Burley Griffin is a popular venue for water sports, in particular sailing, rowing, sailboarding and canoeing. Information on requirements for power, electric, solar and tourist craft.

Canberra's Urban Lakes and Ponds

Transport Canberra and City Services

The lakes and ponds managed by Canberra Urban Parks and Places include Lake Ginninderra and Gungahlin Pollution Control Ponds. Find information about the Plan of Management, overview statement of Canberra's lakes and ponds and water quality and ecological zones for lakes and ponds.


Transport Canberra and City Services

The Molonglo Reach water ski area is closed to the general public due to submerged and floating debris.

A tightly controlled licence has been issued to ACT Water Ski Association for training and tournaments. The licence is strictly monitored by Transport Canberra and City Services, the Environment Protection Authority and ACT Policing.

Other groups may apply for a licence. Applications must meet strict criteria concerning adherence to safety, risk management and public liability. Please phone the Access Canberra Contact Centre -13 22 81 for licence application information.

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