Houseboats are a traditional and fun way to experience the beauty of the Murray River - for holiday makers and locals alike.
Houseboats can be moored for up to 96 hours along the Renmark Riverfront mooring sites - allowing equality of access for all.
Council provides permanent mooring facilities in 3 locations, Ral Ral Creek, Lock 5 Marina and Jane Eliza Small Craft Marina.

How can I get a houseboat mooring?

People wishing to moor houseboats in Council designated areas must obtain a Council Mooring Licence, you can apply for one by completing the Application for Houseboat Mooring form, found on the forms page. This will put you on the waiting list for when a site becomes available.
If you purchase a houseboat from someone who has a mooring already you will need to apply to transfer the licence, this can be done by filling out the Mooring Licence Transfer section in the Application for Houseboat Mooring.

Please be aware that each Mooring Licence Holder has to abide by the conditions of Mooring Licence.

Draft Houseboat Management Plan

Renmark Paringa Council's Community Plan 2016-2020 outlines an emerging priority of developing a Houseboat Strategy by 2019 to increase utilisation and growth in the Houseboat sector in the Renmark Paringa Council area. In June 2017 Council engaged BRM Holdich to assist with formulating the draft Houseboat Management Plan. In formulating the draft Houseboat Management Plan Council has undertaken engagement with various stakeholders to identify the issues facing the houseboat industry and research appropriate action’s to address these issues. A copy of the plan is available to view here and it is recommended that it is read in conjunction with Council's Jane Eliza Master plan which can also be viewed here. If you would like to speak to an Officer about this plan further please direct your queries to Council's Economic Development Officer Mark Bell or email

Houseboat Managment Plan

Jane Eliza Masterplan