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Springbank Island

Springbank Island
Springbank Island
Refer to the NCA's Venue Hire Fees and Charges Policy

Springbank Island Springbank Island is located in Lake Burley Griffin’s West Basin. The only means of access is across the Lake by boat. The perimeter of the Island is lined with trees, however, other than the treed picnic area and shelter (at the western end of the Island) the Island is quite bare.

Further information and conditions of use

When you use Springbank Island there are some conditions that you need to comply with. These are:

  • No structures or signs are permitted without the prior approval in writing of the National Capital Authority. Tables, chairs and decorations are allowed, but must be removed immediately following your event;
  • The use of PA systems must not exceed standard domestic specifications. Larger systems will require additional approval subject to EPA conditions and event approval;
  • Ensure that if you are playing live music at your event you have acquired a licence from the Australasian Performing Right Association and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia to cover any copyright issues;
  • If you have a large group, a courtesy call to the AFP Water Police is advised. They can be contacted on (02) 6256 7777;
  • The Island is not irrigated;
  • Overnight camping is not permitted on the Island;
  • There is no power source available on the Island;
  • The area is to be managed in an orderly manner and left in a clean and tidy condition. It is the responsibility of the event organiser to ensure that the activity is safely conducted;
  • It is a condition of approval that the approval ceases when a delegate gives written notice to the holder of the approval, or to a representative of the holder of the approval, that the approval is cancelled. A delegate can give such notice as the delegate sees fit in their absolute discretion, including where the delegate considers that the event should not proceed due to safety or public health concerns; and
  • Springbank Island is a public place and access is unrestricted. Members of the public are entitled to access the area and you are not entitled to prevent public access.


  • Private licensed vessel or ferry.


  • Open grassed area, treed perimeter.


  • There is no power source on the Island.


  • Water taps;
  • Barbecue;
  • Public toilet; and
  • Emergency telephone (adjacent to the jetty on the southern side of the Island).

For further information please refer to the NCA Event Organiser’s Safe Event Guide (Toolkit)

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