Swan and Canning Rivers notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Swan and Canning Rivers.

 Warning:  Marine Hazard - Submerged Vehicle - Maylands Boat Ramp Vicinity

Mariners are advised that a vehicle has been reported to be submerged approximately 30 metres west of Maylands boat ramp.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 12/04/2024
Issued: 12/04/2024
Notice number: 6028

 Warning:  Hazards – Semi-Submerged Piles and Post – Scout Water Activity Centre Como, Canning River

Mariners are advised that approximately three semi submerged piles and a protruding timber post has been reported near the shoreline adjacent to the jetty, opposite the Scout Water Activity Centre Como, Canning River.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 45.538'S  115: 43.476'E
Start date: 04/04/2024
End date: 27/06/2024
Issued: 04/04/2024
Notice number: 6025

 Advice:  Scheduled maintenance dredging works to occur at Fremantle Inner Harbour.

Mariners are advised that the Fremantle Ports maintenance dredging works are scheduled to commence on 15 April 2024 and are expected to be completed by approximately the 2 May 2024.
Dredging will be undertaken in the Fremantle Inner Harbour, from the Fremantle Railway Bridge to the port and starboard lateral navigational markers, marking the entrance to Fremantle Harbour. Material will be placed approximately 3nm offshore in the Gage Roads Offshore Disposal Site grounds shown on Chart AUS113.


The dredge vessel undertaking the operation is TRUD R (IMO 8957156, MMSI 219964000) and will be operating on a 24/7 basis.

The vessel will be exhibiting the lights, shapes and signals for vessels restricted in their ability to manoeuvre and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

Please navigate with caution and keep clear of the above vessel during the dredging works. For further information regarding these works please contact Fremantle Ports reception on 9430 3555.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 3.08084'S  115: 44.44169'E
Start date: 15/04/2024
End date: 02/05/2024
Issued: 02/04/2024
Notice number: 6023

 Advice:  Maintenance Works – Mount Henry Bridge

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Mount Henry Bridge, Canning River is scheduled to take place between Tuesday 2 April 2024 and Tuesday 30 April 2024 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday.

The works involve surface treatment to the underside of the bridge deck soffit which will include underhanging scaffolding. Headroom for vessels transiting under the bridge will be reduced by 3 metres.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.047'S  115: 51.484'E
Start date: 02/04/2024
End date: 30/04/2024
Issued: 28/03/2024
Notice number: 6020

 Advice:  ATCO Gas Pipeline remedial Works – Canning Road Bridge

Mariners are advised that remedial works to a gas pipeline on the Canning Road Bridge are scheduled to take place from Monday 7 October 2024 to Thursday 31 October 2024 (excluding weekends).

The works will take place during daylight hours and will be conducted from a self-propelled barge equipped with a low-level scaffold platform.

The works barge, (7m x 3 m) will partially impede the navigational channel for a short period of time reducing the channel width to approximately 7.5m.

Where larger vessel or vessel skippers that are not comfortable with passing next to working barge, the barge will stop remedial works and exit the navigation span of the bridge to allow any marine traffic to pass through.

A spotter vessel will be positioned at the navigational span to assist with vessel traffic. Operators will monitor VHF Channel 16 and communicate ship to ship on VHF 9 during the hours of operation.

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and are requested to follow direction from the spotter vessel and to be wake aware.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.659'S  115: 51.195'E
Start date: 03/10/2024
End date: 31/10/2024
Issued: 27/03/2024
Notice number: 6016

 Warning:  Point Heathcote Port Beacon Damaged

20240209 Mariners are advised that the port marker at the entrance to the lower Canning River at Point Heathcote has been struck and broken off at the waterline.

A temporary Port marker buoy has been deployed in the interim. Please navigate with caution.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31:59.9315'S  115:50.7016'E
Start date: 09/02/2024
Issued: 09/02/2024
Notice number: 5976

 Warning:  Rocky Bay Starboard Beacon No1. replaced by Temporary Starboard Bouy

Mariners are advised that the most southern Starboard Marker 868 in Rocky Bay East Fremantle, Swan River has fallen over and now removed. A temporary Starboard Buoy has been deployed in its place.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32:1.6776'S  115:45.3905'E
Start date: 02/02/2024
Issued: 02/02/2024
Notice number: 5974

 Advice:  Installation of Walkways Guildford Road and Rail Bridge

Mariners are advised that works to install walkways on the Guildford Road rail bridge are scheduled to take place from Monday 22 January 2024 to 18 April 2024.

These works may impact vessel traffic entering the navigable channel between 16 February to 19 February 2024 and from 10:00 PM on 3 April – 7 April 2024.

During these times the channel will be reduced in with by 4.4 metres

Two spotter boats approximately 150 metres apart will communicate with operators upon an anchored barge and manage vessels though the channel.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and are requested to follow direction from spotter vessels and to be wake aware.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 53.9747'S  115: 57.6415'E
Start date: 02/02/2024
End date: 18/04/2024
Issued: 02/02/2024
Notice number: 5972

 Advice:  Jetty Reconstruction Works – Mt Henry Jetty

Mariners are advised that reconstruction works are scheduled to be carried out around the vicinity of the Mt Henry Jetty and the adjacent Kwinana Freeway bridge across the Canning River from January 15th 2024 until approximately 30th April 2024.Works will be Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00am until 5:00pm.

The works to demolish and reconstruct the existing jetty will largely be carried out through the use of one to two vessels depending on the various stages of the works. The barge might occasionally need to travel to Rous Head.

The barge will moor to the Mt Henry Jetty each night after close of business.

Operators of all vessels will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16 while works are taking place. All vessels taking part in the works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep well clear of the works as described above.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.1448'S  115: 51.3625'E
Start date: 15/01/2024
End date: 30/04/2024
Issued: 08/01/2024
Notice number: 5945

 Advice:  On water construction works - Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge - Swan River

Mariners are advised that works to construct the Causeway Pedestrian Cyclist Bridge are scheduled to commence adjacent to the Point Fraser Waterway, 8 January 2024 and will continue until approximately 31 August 2024 during daylight hours.

Navigation for vessels will be maintained during this time however minor delays may be encountered to facilitate barge movements. Temporary lateral marks and a spotter vessel will be positioned to provide direction and safe passage through the works area.

Mariners are advised to reduce speed through the works area and take direction from signage and spotter vessels.
Additionally, an exclusion zone crossing the entire span of the McCallum Park Waterway shall continue to be in place until 31 December 2024. The zone will be marked by yellow buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights.

Operators will monitor VHF channel 16 and communicate ship to ship on VHF channel 74

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Start date: 08/01/2024
Issued: 22/12/2023
Notice number: 5934

 Advice:  Installation of 3 Shark Monitoring Buoys

Mariners are advised that three Shark Monitoting Bouys are scheduled to be deployed in the Swan and Canning Rivers on 11 Dec 2023 in following locations:

East Freemantle 32°2.4180S 115°45.5760E
Blackwall Reach 32°0.9840S 115°47.0580E
Canning Bridge 32°0.7284S 115°51.27600E

The above buoys are yellow meridian spar buoys equipped with a flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Fl Y 4s

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep well clear of the above buoys.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 00.6283'S  115: 48.1768'E
Start date: 11/12/2023
Issued: 11/12/2023
Notice number: 5911

 Warning:  Sunken Vessel – Emergency Mooring 1299 - Claremont Mooring Area

Mariners are advised that vessel 10636 'Salome' has sunken on Department of Transport emergency mooring 1299 in the Claremont mooring area. The vessel is understood to be a timber, half cabin, approximately 7.7m in length, and is completely submerged and not visible from the water surface.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and be aware of possible debris.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 59.6922'S  115: 47.1292'E
Start date: 05/12/2023
Issued: 05/12/2023
Notice number: 5905

 Advice:  Installation of 6x Subsurface Receivers – Swan River

Mariners are advised that 6x subsurface receivers are scheduled to be deployed in the Swan River on or around Wednesday 13 December 2023 at the following locations:

Port of Fremantle – River mouth: 23: 3.307S, 115: 44.159E
Minim Cove Park: 32: 1.384S, 115: 45.994E
Bicton Baths: 32: 1.624S, 115: 46,580E
Keane’s Point: 32: 0.074S, 115: 46.587E
Mosman Bay: 32: 0,636S, 115: 46.564E
Melville Waters: 32: 0.242S, 115: 49.074E

The above receivers consist of a receiver secured to a subsurface float which are attached to a concrete block and protrude approximately 1.5m above the riverbed. Each site will have a minimum clearance of 5.5 metres.

Recovery date: March 2026

No vessel is to interfere with the above receivers and associated equipment at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above receivers and associated equipment at all times.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.325'S  115: 46.945'E
Start date: 13/12/2023
End date: 01/03/2026
Issued: 28/11/2023
Notice number: 5895

 Warning:  Rocky Bay Starboard Beacon 869 replaced by Temporary Starboard Buoy

The second Starboard Beacon when entering Rocky Bay Swan River going upstream has fallen over and been removed.

A temporary Starboard buoy has been deployed in its place.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32:1.6349'S  115:45.3652'E
Start date: 09/11/2023
Issued: 09/11/2023
Notice number: 5866

 Advice:  Bridge Works - Barkers Bridge (West Swan Road) Guildford

Mariners are advised that repair works at Barkers Bridge (West Swan Road) Guildford are scheduled to take place between 16 October 2023 and 15 January 2024, Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm.

Works will take place intermittently within the navigation span to remove and replace timber piles and half caps. Operations will include diving within the navigation span, the use of scaffolding on the bridge structure, a motorised work barge (specifications: 6m x 2.5m) and support vessel as required.

Works vessels in the navigation span will reduce the width of the span by approximately 3m. During these times, a marked vessel controller will be on location to assist with vessel traffic. VHF Channel 16 will be monitored during the hours of operation.

International Code Flag 'A' will be exhibited whilst diving operations are underway and the work barge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and to take instruction from the vessel controller as directed.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 53.652'S  115: 58.303'E
Start date: 16/10/2023
End date: 31/05/2024
Issued: 13/10/2023
Notice number: 5840

 Advice:  Jetty Works - Leeuwin Cadet Jetty - Swan River East Fremantle

Mariners are advised that maintenance works, including piling operations, are scheduled to commence on the Defence Cadet Jetty at HMAS Leeuwin, in East Fremantle on 29 October 2023. Works are expected to be completed by August 2024. Works will take place Monday to Friday, daylight hours.

The works will take place from a piling barge and support vessels as required.

Silt curtains will be deployed around the structure, extending approximately 30mtrs out from the jetty.

Diving operations will also take place below the jetty. The international code flag A will be exhibited during working hours.

The works area will be delineated by yellow marker buoys equipped with flashing yellow lights.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during working hours.

Water access to the jetty will remain closed at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and reduce wash at all times.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 1.565'S  115: 46.100'E
Start date: 29/10/2023
End date: 01/08/2024
Issued: 29/09/2023
Notice number: 5829

 Advice:  Deployment of Marker Buoy – Waylen Bay

Mariners are advised that an environmental monitoring buoy has been deployed on a temporary basis at the following location:

31: 59.992S, 115: 50.585E

The above marker buoy is yellow in colour (special mark), approximately 1.5m in height and equipped with flashing yellow light.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep clear of the above monitoring buoy.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 59.992'S  115: 50.585'E
Start date: 07/07/2023
Issued: 07/07/2023
Notice number: 5745

 Advice:  Queen St Jetty South Perth Closure

Mariners are advised that the Queen St Jetty, South Perth will be closed from 1pm on 25 May 2023 until further notice. The jetty is in poor condition and not safe for the berthing of vessels.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.016'S  115: 51.025'E
Start date: 25/05/2023
Issued: 23/05/2023
Notice number: 5693

 Warning:  Leeuwin Cadet Jetty - Swan River East Fremantle

Warning - Leeuwin Cadet Jetty - Swan River East Fremantle

Description: Mariners are advised that the current condition of the Leeuwin Cadet Jetty is condemned and not safe to moor alongside.

Location: 32° 1.565’S, 115° 46.100’E

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers
• Start date:17/04/2023
• Issued: 17/04/2023
• Number: 4867
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 01.5650'S  115:46.1000'E
Start date: 17/04/2023
Issued: 17/04/2023
Notice number: 5653

 Advice:  Shark Tagging – Swan and Canning Rivers

Mariners are advised that shark tagging will occur in various locations in the Swan and Canning Rivers from 30th March 2023 onwards.

Non buoyant long lines of up to 200m will be deployed parallel to the river bank for approximately two hours at a time. Where possible, the lines will be deployed outside of navigational channels and to the outer limits or the river however sharks and river conditions could mean the equipment is dragged on to channels. The end of the lines will be fitted with a vertical riser with a white float and reflective tape at the water surface. During the deployment, the equipment will be monitored by vessel at all times.

Mariners and divers are reminded to exercise caution and not interfere with fishing equipment.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.635'S  115: 48.593'E
Start date: 30/03/2023
Issued: 05/04/2023
Notice number: 5634

 Warning:  Submerged hazard, Coode Street Boat Ramp - Swan River South Perth

A submerged hazard has been reported close to the shore, approx. 30m west of the Coode Street Boat Ramp.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.4718'S  115: 51.8293'E
Start date: 03/05/2021
Issued: 03/05/2021

 Advice:  Guilford Road Bridge - navigate with caution

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting under the Guildford Road Bridge, reduce wake, keep a proper lookout and not secure to any part of the bridge at any time.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 54.015'S  115: 57.670'E
Start date: 11/02/2022
Issued: 11/02/2022
Notice number: 409

 Advice:  Sea plane operations, Perth Water

Perth Water, Swan River
Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.

The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.

Chart reference: DoT Chart WA - 898 'Swan and Canning River'.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.0204'S  115: 51.7759'E
Start date: 23/09/2015
Issued: 23/09/2015
Notice number: 138

 Advice:  Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge

Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge
Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.

Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.5013'S  115: 45.2459'E
Start date: 22/08/2014
Issued: 22/08/2014
Notice number: 157

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Perth

Port of Perth
Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.
Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Perth Pilot Exemption Certificate.

Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.5013'S  115: 45.2459'E
Start date: 02/02/2018
Issued: 08/02/2018
Notice number: 20
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:45:26 AM