Henley Beach Restricted Area – Personal Motorised Vessels (including Jet Skis) at Henley and Grange
Henley Beach will be a jet ski-free environment over summer.
All vessels fitted with an engine are permanently restricted at anytime between sunrise and sunset on any during the period between 1 December and 31 March (inclusive) in any year, between Torrens Outlet, Henley Beach South and Grange Road, Grange.
This was introduced on 13 October 2016 under the State Government Harbors and Navigation (Restricted Area Henley Beach) Variation Regulations 2016. This restriction will apply within 200 meters seaward of the low water mark. See map below.
These restrictions have been implemented due to safety concerns. Council received feedback about safety concerns associated with personal watercraft, in particular jet skis, creating safety hazards for swimmers.
Aquatic Activity Licences were obtained over the past three years to exclude all personal watercrafts to operate within 200 metres of the shoreline between Grange Road, Grange and the River Torrens Outlet at Henley Beach South.
The introduction of these new Regulations achieves the same safety and environmental benefits as the previous Aquatic Activity Licences issued to the City of Charles Sturt, without the need to apply for these licences on an annual basis.
These regulations create a positive outcome for our community. They are enforced in partnership by the State Government’s Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and Council’s Community Safety Officers.
Team Leader Community Safety
Whilst the restricted area applies at Henley Beach, motorised vessels including Jet Skis can be used at other locations along our coastline. Access to the water is via local boat ramps, such as at West Beach as launching and retrieving of motorised vessels is not permitted from the foreshore within the Charles Sturt area.