In 2009, Noosa Council and Maritime Safety Queensland established the Noosa River Marine Zone under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act.
The Marine Zone prohibits and restricts certain water-based activities and were put in place due to concerns about river safety and amenity.
The Noosa River Marine Zone:
- prohibits hovercraft, airboats and sea planes in the river;
- restricts personal jet ski use in the river;
- restricts commercial jet ski use to the commercial jet ski area located in the lower estuary; and
- restricts water skiing in the river between the hours of 8am and 5pm daily.
For more detail refer to the Noosa River Marine Zone maps [1.02 MB].
The Noosa River Marine Zone is enforceable and penalties of $300 (or higher over time) apply.