River Murray ferries

Ferry technical information

Ferry location Deck length* (metres) Hull type Annual average daily traffic count (2011) Deck width* (metres) Passenger capacity Vehicle capacity**(units) Maximum carrying capacity*** (tonne)
Lyrup 18 wooden 258   67 8 50
Waikerie 30 steel 608   101 12 90
Cadell 18 wooden 98   67 8 50
Morgan 30 steel 434   101 12 90
Swan Reach 25 steel 317   67 8 75
Purnong 25 steel 119   67 8 75
Walker Flat 25 steel 252   67 8 75
Mannum U/S 18 wooden 439   67 8 50
Mannum D/S 30 steel 712 3.5 101 12 90
Tailem Bend 18 wooden 400   67 8 50
Wellington 30 steel 496   101 12 90
Narrung 18 steel 81   67 8 50

* Heavy vehicles that exceed the standard length or width must have an appropriate permit to use ferries.
* Ferries fitted with extended flaps have a width restriction of 3.5 metres.
* Concrete river bank landing width is 5.0 metres
** A unit is classed as equal to the size of an average family sedan type car.
*** Heavy transport in excess of 42.5 tonne must have an appropriate permit to use ferries.


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Page last updated 29 November 2016

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