Entering a Murray River Lock

Lock Operating Hours

Lock 1 (Blanchetown) to 15 (Euston)

The hours of passage through lock chamber and weirs Number 1 to 9 are:
8.00 to 11.30 am / 1.00 to 4.30 pm 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day

Lock 1 to 15 contact details

Lock 1 – Blanchetown
(08) 8540 5001

Lock 2 – Waikerie
(08) 8543 2246

Lock 3 – Overland Corner – Barmera
(08) 8588 7005

Lock 4 – Bookpurnong – Loxton
(08) 8582 1388

Lock 5 – Renmark
(08) 8595 5114

Lock 6 – Murtho – Customs House
(08) 8595 8025

Lock 7 – Rufus River
(03) 5027 8225

Lock 8 – Wangumma
(03) 5027 8231

Lock 9 – Kulnine
(03) 5028 2235

Lock 10 – Wentworth
(03) 5027 3393

Lock 11 – Mildura
(03) 5023 1396

Lock 15 – Euston
(03) 5026 4005

 

 

Traversing a Lock

Traversing a lock is simple, if a few basic rules are observed. Before approaching the lock, indicate to the lock attendant your intention to proceed.

It is your responsibility to contact the Lock attendant, preferably by using one of the following signals.

Three prolonged blasts (4 seconds each) on a whistle, air or electric horn or other suitable device ie mobile phone.

Instructions

A Red Flashing Light on top of the control boxes will indicate the Lock attendant has acknowledged your intentions and the chamber is being prepared for a lockage.

Do not approach within 150 metres of the lock until the signal to proceed has been given by the lock attendant. This will be indicated by a Green Flashing Light.

Lock attendant will direct where vessel is to stop in lock chamber. SA Water suggest that you have a person standing by your ropes for the duration of the lockage. This should avoid any possible damage to vessel and / or persons. Do not tie any ropes to your vessel during lockage.

How locks and weirs work


For more information contact SA Water (08) 8595 2222

SA Water reserves the right to refuse a lockage if conditions are not conducive to ensure a safe lockage. Applications for out of hours lockages should be made in writing to:

The Manager
Murray River Operations Unit
South Australian Water Corporation
PO Box 546, Berri SA 5343
Phone (08) 8595 2222

At least 7 days in advance and must include scheduled fee.

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