Majority Favour Beach Speed Limit Reductions

July 12, 2023 6:50 am in by
Photo by Leif Bergerson via Pexels

A push to reduce speed limits on South Australian beaches is gaining momentum.

A majority of respondents to a State Government public consultation on the 100km/h default limit for unsigned South Australian beaches, agree it should drop to 40 km/h or 25km/h.

On average, thousands of respondents to the yourSAy survey launched in February agreed, along with key stakeholders including National Parks and Wildlife and South Australian Coastal Councils Alliance.

Article continues after this ad

Beaches where there has already been a reduction or a speed limit of 40km/h or less will remain regardless of the direction taken.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport recently approved a speed limit of 10 km/h for Moana, Aldinga and Sellicks beaches and a 40km/h speed limit for Goolwa Beach, in the interest of safety.

All feedback from the engagement process is being considered to inform a final decision on a new default beach speed limit by the end of 2023.

The Speed Limits on South Australians Beaches Community Engagement Outcomes Report can be viewed at


Keep up to date

Sign up for our newsletter