Boat Ramp Parking Permits

As part of the 2018 Victorian election campaign, the Victorian Government announced that it intended to remove launching and parking fees at all public boat ramps. Frankston City Council has been working with Better Boating Victoria on this matter, and has subsequently resolved on 2 September 2019 to revoke all boat launching fees.  

Therefore Council will no longer be issuing boat ramp parking permits and will also remove casual parking fees (previously $15 per day) associated with parking in the boat ramp parking bays. 

Residents who have purchased a ramp parking permit may be entitled to a pro-rata refund of your permit fee based on the expiry date of your permit.

To request your refund, please submit this document (748KB) by email, mail or you can visit any of our Customer Service Centres. Please note, all refunds will be transferred via bank transfer and no cash refunds will be processed over the counter.

Council recognises that Permit holders may now have some concern around the use of the boat ramp parking and how it will now be enforced. All signage in the area has been updated to reflect clearly that all vehicles parked in this area must have a water sport trailer attached to their vehicle for parking or will be at risk of being infringed. 

For any further queries or assistance regarding these abolished boat ramp parking permits and the associated refunds, please contact the Customer Service team by phoning 1300 322 322 or by sending an email to

Boating Clubs and Venues

  • Frankston Boat Hire
    Kananook Creek (End of Davey St)

They show you how, and you drive the boat. Drive a boat, go fishing, kayaking, and enjoy the beautiful Frankston beach views.

No boat license required - Suitable for families, Youth, Adults, Seniors.

  • Frankston Yacht Club
    30 Long Island Drive

The Frankston Yacht Club was founded in 1937 by a group of yachting enthusiasts operating out of Kananook Creek. Since its beginning, the Club has maintained a policy of promoting yachting in the area of Port Phillip Bay and, as a result, the Club has grown to be some 200 members strong today.

Dredging Program

A dredging program is underway at the entrance to Kananook Creek with the aim of improving accessibility to boat users throughout the year. Scheduled monthly dredging (weather permitting) is carried out with a pontoon sub-dredge to maintain 1m navigable depth below chart datum on the approach/entrance. Dredged material is to be deposited for beach renourishment at the adjacent Frankston Beach. Sand deposited on the beach may initially appear darker however sun-bleaching will naturally lighten the sand over time. Some areas will have restricted access during dredging work. Members of the public are advised to follow the on-site signs and warmings provided.

Council cannot guarantee permanent access to Port Phillip Bay, as the water depth in the creek channel and entrances to the bay is subject to natural forces.

Dredging of Kananook Creek 

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322

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