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.
OCT 2019Changed traffic conditions
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on Sunday 6 October and on Tuesday 15 October at the Ulmarra ferry crossing.More information
The ferry will be closed on Sunday between 9am and 2pm to allow for the staging of the annual Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic on the Clarence River.
There will be a second closure on Tuesday15 October between 9am and 1pm while dredging of sand build-up on the river crossing is carried out.
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 ferry closure.
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this important work.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
The ferry operates seven days a week between the following times:
- 6am - 10am
- 10.20am - 12.40pm
- 1pm - 6pm
- 6.30pm - 10.40pm.
The ferry service does not operate on the first Wednesday of each month between 9:30am to 11:30am due to service requirements.
The trip duration is seven minutes. Please allow up to 15 minutes waiting time.
In an effort to improve the experience of motorists using Ulmarra ferry, we are offering an SMS service to provide updates about changes and interruptions to the service.
We need to close the ferry periodically for maintenance, including dredging the river bed.
If you are interested in receiving SMS updates about these closures and any other changes to the service, please register your interest by:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 02 6640 1331
- Online: rms.nsw.gov.au/ulmarraferry
If registering by email please provide your name and mobile phone number.
Thank you for your interest.