Ulmarra Ferry

The Ulmarra Ferry operates between Ulmarra and Southgate on the Clarence River. This ferry has a safe load limit of 35 tonnes and is capable of carrying 6 cars each trip.

Ulmarra Ferry
Ulmarra Ferry

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists the scheduled monthly closure on the Ulmarra ferry service across the Clarence River will be extended on 7 December to remove sand build up on the Southgate side of the crossing.

The scheduled monthly service closure is from 9.30am to 11.30am on the first Wednesday each month. The next scheduled monthly service closure on 7 December will be extended until 1.30pm to allow time for the sand removal.

Motorists can use Grafton Bridge as an alternative and are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all traffic signs.

Electronic message signs will be in place at Maclean, Lawrence and Queen Street, Grafton, to remind motorists of the changed traffic conditions.

Roads and Maritime Services apologises for any inconvenience caused.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

The ferry operates seven days a week between the following times:

  • 6am - 10am
  • 10.20am - 12.40pm
  • 1pm - 6pm
  • 6.20pm - 10.40pm.

The ferry service does not operate on the first Wednesday of each month between 9:30am to 12:30pm due to service requirements.

The trip duration is seven minutes. Please allow up to 15 minutes waiting time.

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