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* Rates & Terms - Free Sewage Pump Out

The pump out facility is free to all recreational and commercial users.

The sewerage pump out facility can be used at anytime during Killcare Marina's general business hours under supervision.

Boat owners are welcome to use the facility outside business hours (24/7), however prior to the use of the facility, customers will undertake a safety induction program and agree to use the facilities in an appropriate manner.

Marina Operating Hours
Monday to Friday8:00am - 4:30pm
  Otherwise by Appointment
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
* Free Sewage Pump Out

Brisbane Waters is used for a wide variety of purposes including recreational and commercial boating, recreational and commercial fishing and aquaculture. The direct discharge of raw sewerage by boats into Brisbane Waters contributes to disease causing organisms, presents a hazard to swimming and other water uses. The protection and improvement of Brisbane Waters is of utmost importance and the installation of this Sewage Pump Out facility helps stop discharge of untreated sewerage into Hardy’s Bay, which in turn improves the water quality of Brisbane Waters.

Killcare Marina are pleased to be able to provide this FREE sewage pump out system for boaters to help the environment. The facility has been installed in conjunction with Gosford City Council. 

This pump-out system is proposed to allow boat users to pump sewage and marine waste from their boats when they arrive back at shore without having to release it into open water, which is against clean water regulations.

It caters for vessels with on-board holding tanks, with or without their own on board pump and for vessels with chemical toilets (porta potties).

Providing sewerage pump out facilities at marinas significantly reduces the harmful effects of directly discharging sewage from boats into the water. Co-locating the facility with other services allows for the constant supervision of the facility by experienced marine equipment operator.

* How Sewage Pump Out System Works

Step 1. Connect the Sewage Pump suction hose to the boat holding tank. Open the gate valve on the hose.

Step 2. Press the Start Button at the Sewage Pump control box. Sewage Pump starts. No further action is required. The effluent is automatically pumped in two cycles: Vacuum Cycle, and Discharge Cycle. Sewage Pump automatically stops on completion.

Step 3. Once the Vacuum Cycle is completed, the suction hose can be disconnected from the boat holding tank.

Note: The Stop Button at the Sewage Pump control box is for Emergency Stop only.


Sewage Pump Out system is based on the vacuum principle, which is fast, efficient, and reliable.

Vacuum Cycle:

The pump sucks out the air from the pump tank. The vacuum in the pump tank moves the effluent from the boat tank into the pump tank. The foul air that is sucked out of the pump tank is vented through the discharge line into the sewer with no odour. The electronic control monitors the effluent level and switches the pump to the discharge cycle when the pump tank is full.

Discharge Cycle:

In the discharge (pressure) cycle the pump moves the effluent from the pump tank to the sewer.

The electronic control monitors the effluent level and stops the pump after the pump tank is emptied. The pump is ready to start next Vacuum Cycle.

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