Frequently Asked Questions for the Vessel Permit Scheme.
While we encourage you to read the information sheet thoroughly before making an application to gain a permit for the Boating Access scheme, below you will find some answers to the questions we get asked most often.
Why are there 400 places?
This is the maximum number permitted under PRFMA’s licence agreement with Seqwater.
What happens if the Vessel Permit Scheme is oversubscribed?
Permits will be issued (up to the maximum of 400) on a, first received, basis from the date applications are called. Unsuccessful applicants (i.e. applicants received after the quota is reached) will be placed on a waiting list in the order of receipt of their application
Do I get my money back if it is oversubscribed?
Unsuccessful applicants will get their application fees returned in full .
Do PRFMA members get preference in the allocation of permits?
No, PRFMA members are subject to exactly the same application procedures and conditions as anyone else who might make an application.
Can I lend or hire out my permit?
No you can’t lend or hire/sell your permit or access key to another person. To obtain a permit, an applicant is required to read the Vessel Permit Scheme “Rules of Permit” and they must undertake to comply with the permit conditions. Prohibition on lending a permit or access key is just one of those conditions.
Will my permit allow me to use both my kayak and my tinnie?
Yes, the permit applies to the person so (only) you can use a different vessel on different days, providing the permit vessel identification sticker is clearly displayed on the vessel at all times when on site. They can either be transferred between different Vessels or a permit holder may apply to purchase an additional sticker for $10.00.
Can I use a boat with a petrol engine?
No, electrically and manually only powered boats are allowed. Craft with internal combustion engines (either inboard or outboard) are not permitted on site, even if the engine is not used i.e. it must be removed from the boat.
How many boats are allowed on the lake at any one time?
A maximum of 50 as per the licence agreement with Seqwater, boats will be allowed to enter on a first come, first served basis.
Do I still need a photo for the ID card?
No. The permits will not have a photo on them, but the permit holder must carry a suitable form of photo ID such as a current driver’s licence
Does the Access Scheme stop if the water level drops below 43%?
YES, the scheme will be suspended once the level drops below 43%. These levels were determined by limitations on the access ramps and for safety reasons. These are conditions set out in the licence agreement with Seqwater.
How does PRFMA promote this scheme?
The Vessel Permit Scheme is a major source of income for purchasing fish to stock Lake Samsonvale so, when it is able to operate the Vessel Permit Scheme the PRFMA seeks to promote the scheme as much as possible. In the past, promotion of the scheme has been undertaken through, Facebook , articles published in relevant publications, through notification on it’s own internet site, through distribution of promotional material to fishing tackle stores and posting information on various angling related website forums.
Do I need a Stocked Impoundment Permit?
Yes, from 01/04/09 Lake Samsonvale has been included in the SIP Scheme.