Swan and Canning Rivers notices
View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Swan and Canning Rivers.
Advice: Deployment of Marker Buoy – Waylen Bay
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.
Warning: Submerged Mooring Blackwall Reach
Location: Mooring 384 – 32: 1.505S, 115: 46.684E
Advice: Queen St Jetty South Perth Closure
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
Advice: Bridge Repair Works - Fremantle Traffic Bridge
The works will initially (for approximately 2 weeks) be carried out by a commercial vessel carrying out remedial operations on the bridge structure outside of the navigation spans. From approximately 18 April 2023 works will be carried out within the navigational spans by a self propelled work barge (10m x 4m). Two spotter/ traffic management vessels will be in support during times works will be conducted in the navigational spans. Scaffolding will be erected on the bridge piers around the navigation spans, however the width and height of the navigation spans will not be impacted.
Works will take place intermittently in the navigation spans as required. During these times the particular navigation span will be temporarily closed. Vessel traffic will be directed when safe to do so by a spotter / traffic management vessel on the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge.
The work barge will transit between the bridge and the East Street Jetty, East Fremantle.
Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16. 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 keep well clear of the above operations, and are also requested to follow the directions of the spotter / traffic management vessels.
Advice: Shark Tagging – Swan and Canning Rivers
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.
Warning: Broken Poles – Entrance to Canning River
The broken poles may not always be visible above the waterline.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Advice: Jetty Remediation Works Barrack Street Jetty 5
Scaffolding will be installed in the underside of the jetty in segmented sections and will have a ‘footprint’ of not more than 400mm protrusion of the jetty side profile.
There will be personnel working below the jetty.
The international code flag A will be exhibited during working hours.
During the day shift of works, yellow marker buoys will be placed in water within 1m of jetty edge to demarcate the works area. The yellow marker buoys will exhibit flashing yellow lights if left in the water overnight.
Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during working hours.
Water access to Jetty 5 will remain open at all times throughout these works.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area, and to reduce wake when berthing at Barrack Street Jetty 5 during these works
Warning: Submerged Car Body, Adjacent to Caversham Avenue, Swan River
The Vehicle is positioned in the centre of the river with approximately 1.9m of clearance between the top of the car and the water surface at Lowest Astronomical Tide.
Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting this area
Warning: Submerged hazard, Coode Street Boat Ramp - Swan River South Perth
Advice: Guilford Road Bridge - navigate with caution
Advice: Sea plane operations, Perth Water
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.
Advice: Southern span navigation, 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.
Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, 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 email@example.com to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.