Black Weir

Observation Platform Renewal Works from 26 September – 4 November 2022

Speed restrictions in works area: no wash 6 knots

Water craft use on Black Weir

  • All Water-skiing requires a permit. Zones A and B are bookable by the public.
  • No free style jet-skiing permitted. Jet Skis can only be used to tow water skiers.
  • Use of uncontrolled water-skiing devices including but not limited to, a toboggan, tube or sea-biscuit are prohibited.
  • Unpowered vessels and fishing craft can access all zones and do not need a permit.
  • Aquatic events may restrict access and use. See the list of events below for more details.

For more information view the Black Weir - Rules of use flyer.

PUBLIC NOTICE
No tubing or freestyle jet-skiing within the Black Weir. Penalties apply.

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.

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 13 48 10.

Tubing in Black Weir

A person (an operator) must not operate a ship towing an uncontrolled water-skiing device, including but not limited to, a toboggan, tube or sea-biscuit. Applies to all zones within Black Weir.

For more detailed information about Restricted areas and Speed limits please visit the relevant Maritime Safety Queensland web pages.

Aquatic Events that require Loam Island boat ramp closure

Please note: Due to COVID-19, some events may not go ahead on the dates listed and may be cancelled or postponed to a later date. Please check this page regularly for updates.

EventDateTime Restricted Zone
Riverway Rowing Club Event Saturday 22 July 2023 5am – 10am Zones A, B, C & D
All Schools Regatta Sunday 23 July 2023 5am – 6pm Zones A, B, C & D
NQ Schools Championship Regatta Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 August 2023 5am – 6pm Zones A, B, C & D
Head of the River Schools Regatta Sunday 20 August 2023 5am – 6pm Zones A, B, C & D
NQ Championship Regatta Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 October 2023 Sat: 5am – 6pm
Sun: 5am – 3pm
Zones A, B, C & D

Aquatic Events that allow vessel access to other zones

Please note: Due to COVID-19, some events may not go ahead on the dates listed and may be cancelled or postponed to a later date. Please check this page regularly for updates.

EventDateTime Restricted Zone
Riverway Rowing Club Event Thursday 6 – Friday 7 July 2023 5am – 3pm Zones B & C