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Slip Bight Marina
Slip Bight Marina is on the protected waters of McMillian Strait between Paynesville and Raymond Island.
COVID-19 restrictions may be impacting this facility, visit our COVID-19 page for more information.

About the Marina

Slip Bight Marina is on the protected waters of McMillian Strait between Paynesville and Raymond Island.

Paynesville has restaurants, shops and boating services such as fuelling and pumpout facilities, boat ramp and slip yards and a host of quality marine contractors.

Slip Bight Marina has paved waterfront parking facilities and five jetties with berths from 8 to 18 metres. Each jetty has secured access with power and water.

Berth Holder Documents

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COVIDsafe plan (265kb)

Power Policy Frequently Asked Questions (190kb)

19-20 Slip Bight Marina Annual Berth Holders Information (535kb)

Slip Bight Marina - Annual Berth Holders’ Meeting 2020-21 (YouTube)

Marina Layout

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Jetties 1-4 Fees and Charges

Permit Fees Annual 5 Year 10 Year 15 Year 20 Year
8 Metre Berth $1,375 $6,875 $13,750 $20,625 $27,500
8 Metre Berth - 4m Finger Jetty $1,530 $7,650 $15,300 $22,950 $30,600
8 Metre Berth - 8m Finger Jetty $1,685 $8,425 $16,850 $25,275 $33,700
10 Metre Berth $1,645 $8,225 $16,450 $24,675 $32,900
10 Metre Berth - 4m Finger Jetty $1,830 $9,150 $18,300 $27,450 $36,600
10 Metre Berth - 8m Finger Jetty $2,020 $10,100 $20,200 $30,300 $40,400
12 Metre Berth - 4m Finger Jetty $2,670 $13,350 $26,700 $40,050 $53,400
12 Metre Berth - 8m Finger Jetty $2,950 $14,750 $29,500 $44,250 $59,000
14 Metre Berth - 4m Finger Jetty $3,350 $16,750 $33,500 $50,250 $67,000
14 Metre Berth - 8m Finger Jetty $3,700 $18,500 $37,000 $55,500 $74,000
16 Metre Berth - 8m Finger Jetty $4,160 $20,800 $41,600 $62,400 $83,200
18 Metre Berth - 4m Finger Jetty $4,570 $22,850 $45,700 $68,500 $91,400
Additional Fees
Operations and Maintenance per year:$1,360
Replacement of lost key:Each$38

Jetty 5 Fees and Charges

Permit Fees Annual 5 Year 10 Year 15 Year 20 Year
10 Metre Berth $4,360 $21,800 $43,600 $65,400 $87,200
12 Metre Berth $5,020 $25,100 $50,200 $75,300 $100,400
12 Metre Multi-Hull (N/A) $6,950 $34,750 $69,500 $104,250 $139,000
14 Metre (Unavailable) $5,850 $29,250 $58,500 $87,750 $117,000
14 Metre Multi-Hull $8,320 $41,600 $83,200 $124,800 $166,400
16 Metre Berth (Unavailable) $6,865 $34,325 $68,650 $102,975 $137,300
18 Metre Berth (Unavailable) $7,640 $38,200 $76,400 $114,600 $152,800
Additional Fees
Operations and Maintenance per year:$710
Replacement of lost key:Each$38

Facilities and Features

  • Foreshore parking
  • 220 wet berths
  • Secured access
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Berth Holder laundry and kitchen facilities
  • Shared power and water service to jetties 1-4 and individual power and water service to jetty 5
  • 5 minute walk to town centre
  • Paynesville Motor Cruiser Club and restaurant on site
  • Near Gippsland Ports slipping services

Rules and Regulations

1. Only vessels in a seaworthy condition and under their own power will be permitted to remain in the marina.

2. All vessels must be registered, identified, marked, equipped and maintained as required by law. A copy of the vessel’s registration is to be provided to Council.

3. A vessel shall only be berthed in the marina where permitted.

4. Any vessel stored within the facility will only be entered by a Shire Officer in an emergency situation, otherwise only with the authority of the owner. No other person will be allowed on the boat without the owner’s permission.

5. Any owner wishing to temporarily vacate his/her berth/mooring for a period exceeding one (1) month is required to notify the Shire of the expected absence and give reasonable notice when the berth is to be resumed. If a berth is continually unoccupied for three (3) consecutive months without the prior notification to the Shire, the berth permit will be automatically cancelled and the berth will be reallocated to the next person on the waiting list.

6. Owners of vessels shall keep the area of the marina adjacent to their respective berths in an orderly and clean condition. No items or material are to remain on the jetties.

7. Owners of vessels shall keep their craft in such condition that they do not become unsightly or dilapidated. Decks of all vessels shall be kept free and clear of all debris, bottles, papers, rubbish, or other unsightly material at all times.

8. Major repairs, external painting, antifouling, refitting of craft and in water hull cleaning within the marina is strictly prohibited. Minor repairs, internal painting, mechanical adjustments and electrical work are permitted, providing no discharge of any type is created. External sanding and/or painting is strictly prohibited within the marina.

Note: The Shire may prohibit any work which in its reasonable opinion is detrimental to the marina, other berth holders or the environment. All contractors conducting works within the marina facility must provide a copy of their current insurance policy to the East Gippsland Shire Council prior to commencing works. Minimum Public Liability Cover of $10,000,000 (ten million or as determined by East Gippsland Shire Council). Contractors must apply for a key and permission to access the marinas. Berth holders must not give their marina key to a contractor or other party.

9. Fueling is permitted from hand held containers that comply with AS/NZS 2906-1991 and must comply with all environmental and legal requirements solely at the risk of the berth holder.

10. No riotous or disorderly behaviour shall be conducted on any vessel.

11. Noise should be kept to a minimum at all times and owners shall use their discretion in operating radios and musical apparatus so as not to create a nuisance, and owners of vessels shall secure all rigging to reduce noise levels.

12. No refuse of any kind shall be thrown overboard and must either be placed in the receptacles provided or, in the case that items of refuse are too large, they must be disposed of correctly at the nearest transfer station or landfill.

13. Effluent containers including porta-potties are not to be discharged in the Berth Holders Facility.

14. Holding tanks, portable toilets, oil, spirits, inflammables and oily bilges are not to be discharged into the water of the marina or surrounding lakes system.

15. In the event of any discharge detrimental to the environment, the Shire will arrange for the proper authority to manage the clean up. All associated costs incurred are the responsibility of the berth holder.

16. Recreational swimming and diving within the marina facility are strictly prohibited.

17. Fishing from the marina structure and from vessels berthed within the marina facility is strictly prohibited. Disposal of fish waste within the marina facility is strictly prohibited.

18. Responsible adults shall accompany young children at all times.

19. Pets within the bounds of the marina must be on a leash and under control at all times. Pet waste must be cleaned, collected and responsibly disposed of by pet owners.

20. Advertising is not permitted on any vessel except a vessel may display a small for sale sign not exceeding 60X60 cm.

21. All vessels shall observe the specified speed limit of 5 knots (no wash zone) when departing from and approaching the marina. Standard procedures will be observed at all times.

22. Mooring and associated costs are the responsibility of the berth holder.

  • All vessels must be moored by at least 4 ropes except where only 3 rings are provided.
  • The minimum size of mooring lines are recommended to be three strand polyester rope in the following sizes:
  • Vessels up to 10 metres in length and less than 8 tonne in displacement - 12mm.
  • Vessels greater than 10 metres or displacing greater than 8 tonne - 16mm.
  • Suitable hooks to hold loose ends of mooring ropes when not in use are to be supplied and fixed at no cost to berth owner, by the Shire.
  • Where mooring rings are fitted (Jetties 1, 2, 3 & 4) mooring lines are to be attached to suitable metal shackles and metal thimbles to be supplied by the berth holder.

23. No alterations or modifications to the marina structure may be carried out without the consent of the Shire, including the installation of ladders.

24. No person shall reside, on a permanent basis, in any vessel berthed at the marina.

25. The minimum Public Liability cover required by all vessel owners is $10,000,000 (ten million or as determined by the East Gippsland Shire Council). A copy of the vessel’s insurance policy is to be provided to the Shire on an annual basis which clearly shows the berth holder’s name, expiry date of policy and the public liability cover insurance of $10 million.

26. Vessels must be moored at all times so that the boat and all ancillary equipment are securely contained within the limits of the occupied berths.

27. Vessels must be at all times moored only to the mooring rings and piles provided.

28. No vessel owner is permitted to allow their berth to be used by another boat owner without the Shires knowledge and approval. All subleasing arrangements approved by the Shire incur an annual commission fee that is specified in the Council’s Fees and Charges schedule annually. Any visiting vessels to a berth must enter into a contract with the Shire for insurance purposes. Under no circumstances are vessels to be berthed in the marina without the Shire’s knowledge and approval.

29. Only one vessel per berth is permitted.

30. Gates are to be kept closed and locked at all times.

31. All vessels and extension leads must comply with AS/NZS 3004:2002 Electrical Installations - Marinas and Pleasure Craft at Low – Voltage.

32. Connection to shore Power shared outlets only.

  • Leads must not be connected to shore power while the vessel is unattended. (If this is necessary for charging batteries, a sign must be posted on the lead informing the marina inspector when it will be finished).
  • When not in use, leads must be rolled up and stored on the vessel. No lead/s may be permanently attached to the jetty.

33. Berth Holder Facility Rules:

  • No camping in lounge;
  • Berth Holder Area to be kept clean & tidy;
  • Doors to be kept closed;
  • Washing machines and driers only to be used for personal clothing not boat canopies, wet suits etc.

34. The Shire is not responsible for the safety or damage to any cars parked in the car park at the Marina, and risk in relation to them remains solely with the berth holder.

35. No camping in car park and/or on land facilities.

36. The berth holder is responsible for informing the Shire of their current contact and address details.

37. Berth Holders are required to notify the Shire 30 Days prior to relinquishing berths.

38. Berths are not transferable with the sale of a vessel. The berth holder is to notify Council immediately upon sale of a vessel, the vessel is to be removed immediately from berth upon transfer of registration. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the marina rules and regulations.

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Friday, July 1, 2022