Ferry locations and operational status

Operational status

Ferry service operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week at each location unless a temporary closure is in place. There is no charge for the public to use the service.

Last updated: 1.34 pm, 6 June 2023

The ferries operational status table below is based on current information and is subject to change.

AHD stands for Australian Height Datum. AHD levels along the River Murray are used to help assess when ferry closures occur. AHD is the Australian National mean sea level which measures at a height of zero metres.

Above lock 1

Ferry locations

Operational status

Temporary closures / restrictions

Alternative crossing


Currently operational

The Lyrup ferry will be closed to the public on Tuesday 20 June between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm for maintenance works.

Upstream - Paringa Bridge

Downstream - Kingston Bridge


Currently operational

B-Doubles and higher mass vehicles with the appropriate permits allowed access from 9.00 am on Friday 24 February 2023.

Upstream - Kingston Bridge

Downstream - Cadell ferry


Currently operational


Upstream - Waikerie ferry

Downstream - Morgan ferry


Currently operational


Upstream - Cadell ferry

Downstream - Blanchetown Bridge

Below lock 1

Ferry locations

Operational status

Temporary closures / restrictions

Alternative crossing

Swan Reach

Currently operational


Upstream - Blanchetown Bridge

Downstream - Walker Flat

Walker Flat

Currently operational


Upstream - Swan Reach

Downstream - Purnong


Currently operational

The Purnong ferry will be closed to the public on Wednesday 14 June between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm for maintenance works.

Upstream - Walker Flat

Downstream - Mannum #1 and Mannum #2

Mannum #2 upstream

Currently operational

The Mannum upstream ferry will be closed to the public on Wednesday 14 June from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm on Thursday 15 June for maintenance works.

Upstream - Purnong

Downstream - Mannum #1 downstream

Mannum #1 downstream

Currently operational


Upstream – Mannum #2 upstream

Upstream - Purnong

Downstream - Murray Bridge or Swaport Bridge

Tailem Bend Ferry

Currently operational


Upstream - Swanport Bridge

Downstream - Wellington Ferry

Wellington Ferry

Currently operational

  Upstream - Tailem Bend ferry
Narrung Ferry Currently operational  

Downstream - Via Meningie

River Murray ferry locations map

Contact numbers for ferries

For information on Ferry Services, phone 8260 0553 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays) or email dit.enquiriesadministrator@sa.gov.au

Ferry crossingFerry operatorPhone numberMobile number
LyrupKingfisher Ferry Services8583 82780439 461 401
WaikerieKingfisher Ferry Services8541 42870439 415 849
CadellLittle Ferry Services8540 32030447 678 159
MorganKingfisher Ferry Services8540 21970439 510 259
Swan ReachRadell Services8570 20620459 552 062
Walker FlatRadell Services8570 81890488 608 189
PurnongRadell Services8570 42740484 704 274
MannumRadell Services8569 18390457 691 839
Tailem BendRadell Services8572 38800488 723 880
WellingtonRadell Services8572 70770476 542 077
NarrungRadell Services8574 00280458 740 028

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