Swan and Canning Rivers notices

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

 Warning:  Lit Mark 26A (port) Riverside Drive Perth Water DAMAGED

The lit Mark 26A (port) Riverside Drive Perth Water is missing it's top mark.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.799'S  115: 52.065'E
Issued: 27/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5545

 Warning:  Grounded Yacht - Swan Canoe Club vicinity

A vessel (registration: EH886, being a 6.68m fibreglass yacht) is grounded in the vicinity of the Swan Canoe Club, Mosman Park.

The vessel may come adrift in prevailing conditions.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and report any change in position to 13 11 56 or navigational.safety@transport.wa.gov.au
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.481'S  115: 46.289'E
Issued: 19/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5533

 Event:  Closure of Waters, Barge Exclusion Zones Perth Water and Heirisson Island, Swan River

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Kathryn Davies, Authorised person of the Department of Transport hereby close the following area of water to all vessels during the below dates and times:

All waters within a 150 meter radius of around the 4 fireworks barges associated with the Australia Day Pyro techniques between the hours of 8:00AM on Thursday 26th January 2023 and sunrise on Friday 27th January 2023.

and;

All the waters of the inlet on the northern tip of Heirisson Island and within a 75 metre radius of the pontoon holding area located at approximately 31° 57.776'S, 115°53.107’E. from 8:00 AM on Tuesday 17 January 2023 to 5:00 PM on Monday 30th January 2023

Conditions of closure;
All vessels are to keep clear of, give way to and not impede any barge / pontoon or bona fide vessel involved in the event and to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area during the above mentioned times;

Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks and Drone display are exempt from the closure;

Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

This area is set aside for safety measures during the testing of drones, set up and display of pyrotechnics and drones.

Mariners are advised that in addition to the above closures, an 8 Knot speed limit shall apply to all waters between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway Bridges including all of Perth Water from 8:00 AM on Thursday 26th January 2023 until sunrise on Friday 27th January 2023 excluding gazetted 5 knot speed restricted areas.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.776'S  115: 53.107'E
Start date: 17/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
End date: 31/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 17/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5531

 Warning:  Unlit Marker 17, Guildford - Sandalford 1 DAMAGED

Unlit Marker 17, Guildford - Sandalford 1 is reported to be on a significant lean
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 52.397'S  115: 59.686'E
Issued: 6/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5519

 Event:  Closure of Waters, Pyrotechnics and Drone Display, Perth Water, Swan River

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Kathryn Davies, Authorised person of the Department of Transport hereby close the following area of water to all vessels on 26th January 2023 for the below times:

• 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
• 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
• 5:00 PM to 5:15 PM
• 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
• 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
• 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM:


Perth Water's - opposite Langley Park, Swan River:
Area of Closure: - All waters adjacent to Langley Park extending in a SSW direction 330 meters into Perth Water bounded by a line commencing at Victoria Street at 31° 57' 38.77059" S 115° 51' 49.95284" E thence in a SSW direction to a point at 31° 57'48.83048" S 115° 51' 45.32764" E (approximately 330m from the shoreline adjacent to Victoria Street) thence in an ESE direction to a point at 31° 58' 0.10243" S 115° 52' 19.88630" E (Approximately 330m adjacent to Plain Street) thence in a NNE direction to the shoreline adjacent to Plain Street at 31° 57' 49.97735" S 115° 52' 23.94180" E thence in a NNW direction to the place of commencement adjacent to Victoria street at 31° 57' 38.77059" S 115° 51' 49.95284"E

All vessels are to keep clear of, give way to and not impede any barge / pontoon or bona fide vessel involved in the event and to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area during the above mentioned times;

Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks and Drone display are exempt from the closure;

Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

Mariners are advised that in addition to the above closures, an 8 Knot speed limit shall apply to all waters between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway Bridges including all of Perth Water from 8:00 AM on Thursday 26th January 2023 until sunrise on Friday 27th January 2023 excluding gazetted 5 knot speed restricted areas.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.7646'S  115: 52.1103'E
Start date: 17/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
End date: 27/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 6/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5517

 Warning:  Port marker opposite Optus Stadium UNLIT

The port marker opposite Optus Stadium is reported to be unlit
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.475'S  115: 53.113'E
Issued: 3/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5510

 Advice:  Dive Inspection Works, Barrack Street Jetty, Swan River

Mariners are advised that commercial diving works are scheduled to be carried out within Barrack Square (Swan River) from the 29th of November 2022 until the 10th of February 2023, Monday to Friday, between 7am to 6pm as required.

Divers will be completing inspections on the jetty facilities within this area. It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present within the area to facilitate the work throughout its duration.

Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel “16 ”. The international code flag “A” will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

Access to the public pen system will be maintained throughout the duration of works
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.6242'S  115: 51.4679'E
Start date: 29/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 10/02/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 28/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5461

 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 East Fremantle on 30 November 2022 and are expected to be completed around mid-April 2023. 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: 30/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 15/04/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 10/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5439

 Advice:  Jetty Remediation Works Barrack Street Jetty 5

Mariners are advised that remediation works at Barrack Street Jetty 5 are underway and are expected to be completed around 7 December 2022. Works will take place Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm.

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
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.578'S  115: 51.435'E
Issued: 2/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5434

 Advice:  Jetty Maintenance Works - University of Western Australia Boat Shed

Mariners are advised that jetty maintenance works are scheduled to be carried out on the University of Western Australia’s Boat Shed structure (9 Hackett Dr Crawley) from 12 September 2022 to 24 January 2023.

Works will involve high pressure blasting, structural member replacements, commercial diving operations and deck remediation services.

It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present throughout the duration of the works, between the hours of 0700 and 1900, Monday to Friday. The international code flag 'A' will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

The structure will be closed to the public, and berthing will not be permitted throughout this period

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.591'S  115: 49.349'E
Start date: 12/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 24/01/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2613

 Warning:  Sunken Vessel Blue Thunder Mosman Bay

Vessel Blue Thunder (AF288; 7.60m plywood yacht) is reported to be sunk on Department of Transport emergency mooring 1300 at Mosman Bay.

The vessel is not visible from the waterline
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.557'S  115: 46.478'E
Issued: 19/08/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2392

 Warning:  Submerged Car Body, Adjacent to Caversham Avenue, Swan River

Mariners are advised that a submerged car has been identified in the upper reaches of the Swan River, adjacent to Caversham Avenue Near Caversham House.

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
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 52.7353'S  115:59.4803'E
Start date: 30/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 30/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 920

 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: 3/05/2021 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 3/05/2021 12:00:00 AM

 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 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 11/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
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 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 23/09/2015 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 138

 Advice:  Construction works Redcliffe Bridge (Tonkin Hwy), Swan River

Mariners are advised that construction works to build an additional bridge on the downstream side of Redcliffe Bridge (Tonkin Hwy) have commenced and are anticipated to be completed by 28 February 2023.

These works include construction of temporary cofferdams on both the northern and southern side of the Swan River to enable all bridge construction to be completed from the land. The cofferdams are currently in place and marked with lit yellow special markers approximately 1.3 m in height.

Works will take place Monday to Saturday during daylight hours. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and reduce wash when passing works area.

For further information on these works visit the Main Roads link below.

Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 55.8103'S  115: 56.2219'E
Start date: 18/01/2021 12:00:00 AM
End date: 28/02/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 6/01/2021 12:00:00 AM

 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 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 22/08/2014 12:00:00 AM
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: 2/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 20
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:45:26 AM