Waterway maps

The waterway boating maps listed on this page detail the local vessel operating and zoning rules for Victorian waterways.

The maps on this page should be used in conjunction with the Guide to Vessel Operating and Zoning Rules for Victorian waters.

Interactive maps

Our interactive Waterway Map has been designed to provide a visual representation of the waterway rules contained within the Vessel Operating and Zoning Rules.

Usage tips:

  • You will be prompted to agree to the map site's terms when you open the link
  • Zoom in to the area you'd like to look at, or use the search bar
  • Zones and rules are marked by different colours, click on a patch of colour to see details.
  • You can view a guide to using the map's layers and functions by clicking the question mark icon at the top right of the map.

A map of Victoria

View weather and conditions at each boat ramp

The Boating Vic trip preparation website and app provides targeted information relating to more than 400 boat ramps and launching locations across Victoria.

The app includes ramp and carpark vision (live at selected locations), along with localised information such as marine weather forecasts, warnings, notifications, facility information and safety advice from a range of agencies.

Find a boat ramp using the search bar or map option.

Boat ramps marked on map of Victoria

Waterway guides

Parks Victoria
You can download Parks Victoria guides from the following pages:

Gippsland Ports
An interactive map is available on the Gippsland Ports app and Gippsland Ports website.

The website also hosts the following printable boating guides:

  • Gippsland Lakes
  • Anderson Inlet
  • Mallacoota
  • Lake Tyers

Goulburn-Murray Water
Visit the Goulburn-Murray Water website for the following recreation guides:

  • Cairn Curran Reservoir
  • Laanecoorie Reservoir
  • Lake Boga
  • Lake Buffalo
  • Lake Eildon
  • Lake Eppalock
  • Lake Nillahcootie
  • Lake William Hovell
  • Waranga Basin
  • Nagambie Waterways

Rules are subject to change and the boating maps in these guides should not be used for navigational purposes.

Navigational charts

The Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS) is part of the Royal Australian Navy and is Australia's national charting authority. All official nautical charts covering the Australian Charting Area are published and updated by the AHS.

The AHS distributes the full portfolio of AUS charts via AHS Chart Distribution Agents. Please visit the AHS website for more information and for details on where to purchase official charts.

It is advisable to carry an official chart when going offshore or operating in enclosed or coastal waters.

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