Corinella Boat Ramp
What's happening with ramp launching fees?
The state government undertook to abolish ramp launching fees at the last election as part of its Target One Million Phase 2 commitment to recreational fishers. At this stage the Corinella Foreshore committee and all other Victorian ramp facility managers are waiting for information and an announcement as to when this will occur. For the moment, ramp fees are still in place.
See recent article in Sentinel Times newspaper (22 January 2019).
Corinella has a dual lane deep water boat ramp accessible at all tide levels. The ramp has jetties on either side making it easier to launch and retrieve boats. Fees are payable for use of the ramp (see fees information below).
Ramp Launching Fees
Fees remain payable on an annual or daily basis. See below for details
There is limited trailer parking in the ramp vicinity, but more parking available on the reserve above, bordered by Smythe Street, Peters Street and the Esplanade.
Preparing to launch your boat
We recommend you have your boat ready to launch before you reach the ramp area - have your ropes tied on and ready, fishing gear on board the boat, bungs in etc, to reduce de-rigging and launching delays and keep the flow of trailers and boats moving smoothly. When you reach the ramp area, stop to remove your tie-downs and make your final checks.
Retrieving your boat
When retrieving your tailer, please don't park your boat close the to ramps. This can reduce amount of space for other boats to motor on to their trailer, and can lead to collisions and/or boat damage.
After you've retrieved your boat
Vehicles can stop on the left hand side of the tarmac whilst fitting tie-downs, lowering antennae and rods and securing items in your boat before heading home. Longer term parking is not permitted in this area. Rubbish bins are available alongside the tarmac.
Entering and Exiting the ramp area
There is single-lane access in and out of the ramp area via Peters Street.
Access at night
The ramp is a open 24 hours 7 days per week. It has lighting for night time access, however it is strongly recommended that you familiarise yourself with the ramp, bay, channel markers and channels before venturing out at night.
Fish Cleaning Facilities
There are fish-cleaning tables located at the ends of the finger jetties.
The Corinella Boating and Angling Club have a game-fish-weighing gantry in the ramp area. Check their website for contact details.
Seal the Loop program
Dump your old fishing line in the bin provided at the start of the eastern finger jetty. The Seal the Loop program was initiated by the Melbourne Zoo who provide bins made from recycled plastic waste. Anglers can help protect our waterways and wildlife by disposing their used fishing line in the Seal the Loop bin.
Ramp fees continue to be payable until the state government confirm arrangements.
Daily Permit $15
Annual Permit $80 - unlimited use by the trailer/vessel registered. Permits are not transferable.
Fees are paid to the Ramp Master, who will issue a receipt for fees paid. The Ramp Master is situated in the hut alongside the Ramp.
Terms and Conditions for Use of the Ramp