Welcome to Ballina Slipway and Marine Services

Established for over 30 years Ballina Slipway & Marine Services is located on the sheltered and picturesque waters of Emigrant Creek. We have direct access to the Pacific Ocean via the mighty Richmond River.


Ballina was once the heart of the trawler building industry and the slipway was developed to provide services for the dozens of working vessels and pleasure vessels plying the east coast. We are only 4 kms from the centre of Ballina and a short 7 minute drive to the Ballina/Byron Airport. The recently upgraded Pacific Hwy is almost at our door allowing for an easy 1 hour drive to the Gold Coast.


Our secure facilities are extensive and well maintained to provide a safe and Eco- friendly work environment. We provide excellent slipping facilities for Mono Hulls (to 100 tons) and Multihulls with a beam of up to 8 meters.


If you plan to work on your own vessel we can provide clean and powered work areas that are accessible 7 days a week. For large or long-term projects, or to simply store your vessel out of the water, our secure Hardstand areas are available at very reasonable monthly rates.

We supply all mooring equipment and provide comprehensive mooring maintenance services. We offer short or long term mooring rental and marina berths (subject to availability.)


The owners and staff of Ballina Slipway are committed to providing a professional, safe and friendly experience to all our customers. Whether you own a pleasure vessel or commercial vessel you can be assured that whilst in our care it will be handled safely and professionally at all times.