Water ski areas
Swan Canning Riverpark ski areas
The Department produces a boating guide for the Swan Canning Riverpark. This provides a chart of the area and includes a lot of useful information including water skiing.
For a “Swan Canning Riverpark” boating guide please contact 1300 863 308, or simply download one:
Upgrade of navigation aids on the Swan River
Boat owners taking to the water on the Swan River from July, 2013, are advised work will begin in July on the final stage of a major project to upgrade navigation aids.
The work will see 40 changes to help guide skippers through the most challenging parts of Melville Water both day and night.
Metropolitan water ski and PWC maps
You can only ski in a gazetted ski area and only between times allowed for that area. Ski areas are marked by signs on the foreshore and at each public boat ramp adjacent to the ski area.
Ski area boundaries may be marked in the water by buoys but the signs will show you the extent of the area you must remain within. The signs also provide information on the direction (clockwise or anti-clockwise) you must follow, times when skiing is permitted and if/where the take-off and landing areas are located. Please refer to signs before skiing.
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Inland water ski dams and lakes map
The Department produces information about ski lakes and dams. Guides for these lakes and dams can be downloaded from our website.
Before planning a trip to these locations the Department asks skippers to check with the local authority that the dam/lake has not been closed for skiing due to depth or condition.
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