Black Weir

Black Weir boating permits

Due to high demand, all water ski vessels require a permit to operate on Black Weir. General boating and fishing vessels do not require a permit. The system allows you to book up to seven days in advance.

Booking a permit

Each permit is valid for one hour and users are able to book up to three hours (permits) in one day.

Scheduled Closures of Loam Island Boat Ramp

Aquatic Events that require Loam Island boat ramp closure

EventDateTimeRestricted Zone
Rowing Time Trial25 February 20176am - 9amAll Zones (Black Weir)
Rowing Time Trial22 July 20176am  - 9amAll Zones (Black Weir)
Rowing Regatta23 July 20176am - 6pmAll Zones (Black Weir)
Rowing Regatta5-6 August 20176am - 6pm (both days)All Zones (Black Weir)
Rowing Regatta20 August 20176am - 6pmAll Zones (Black Weir)
Rowing Regatta30 September - 1 October 20176am - 6pm (both days)All Zones (Black Weir)

Aquatic Events that allow vessels access to other zones

EventDatesTimeRestricted Zone/s
Water-ski Tournament17-19 February 201712pm - 8pm (Fri), 6am - 8pm (Sat and Sun)Zone C and D
NQ Personal Watercraft26 February, 2 April, 23 April, 21 May, 28 June, 16 July, 13 August, 10 September, 15 October, 12 November, 3 December 20179am - 3pmZone A
Rowing Camp18-19 March6am - 5pm (Sat), 6am - 10am (Sun)Zone B and C
Water-ski Tournament28-30 April12pm - 8pm (Fri), 6am - 8pm (Sat and Sun)Zone C and D
Dragon Boat Regatta21 May, 27 August, 8 October7am - 2pmZone C
Rowing Camp27-28 May6am - 5pm (Sat), 6am - 9am (Sun)Zone B and C
Rowing Camp6-8 July5.30am - 3pm (Thurs and Fri), 5.30am - 8.30am (Sat)Zone B and C
Water-ski Tournament8-10 September 12pm - 8pm (Fri), 6am - 8pm (Sat and Sun)Zone C and D
Water-ski Tournament10-12 November12pm - 8pm (Fri), 6am - 8pm (Sat and Sun)Zone C and D

Water craft use on Black Weir

  • Freestyle jet skiing is not permitted on Black Weir, in accordance with Queensland Maritime Regulations.
  • Jet skis may be used for water skiing under general water skiing conditions.
  • During rowing club regattas all vessels must give way to rowers and must comply with a six knot/no wake limit while traversing the rowing course. Permits will not be issued for watersking in the Loam Island Circuit during rowing regattas.
  • Council regulatory officers will issue infringement notices to watercraft operators who breach local laws, particularly in relation to excessive vessel noise, negligent use of vessels and operators who do not hold a valid permit.

Operating hours for motorised water sports

  • Motorised Water Sports on Black Weir are allowed at specified times only.
  • Hourly permits are available daily between 9am to 6pm. Users are allowed a maximum of 3 permits per day.

Vessel numbers are limited for the safety of all river users.

Any person not intending to use a booking must complete an online cancellation. Failure to cancel an unused booking online may result in a one month ban on the person/vessel involved.

For more information, please phone our Customer Service Centre on 1300 878 001.