In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio


Call MRNSW on

9450 2468


Or call




MarineRescue App

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Weather Warnings

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Weather Warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory - marine areas. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

News & Media

  • BOATERS ADVISED TO KEEP CLEAR OF NEW SHARK LISTENING STATION BUOYS DEPLOYED ALONG NSW NORTH COAST
  • February 23, 2016

Boaters are advised to keep clear of new customised yellow buoys which have been deployed as part of the NSW Government Shark Management Strategy along the NSW north coast from Kingscliff to Forster.

The Department of Primary Industries has deployed eight new customised ‘listening station buoys’ which are around 3.5 metres long and fitted with 3.5 metre long steel sub-frames. The buoys have been deployed at a depth of 10 to 12 metres at the following locations:

  • Kingscliff Main Beach, Kingscliff (28°15.141'S and 153° 34.934'E)
  • Lennox Headland, Lennox Head (28° 48.258'S, 153° 36.460E)
  • Evans Head Main Beach, Evans Head (29° 06.531'S, 153° 26.387E)
  • Yamba Main Beach, Yamba (29° 26.000'S, 153° 22.191E)
  • Park Beach, Coffs Harbour (30° 17.473'S, 153° 08.717E)
  • Front Beach, South West Rocks (30° 52.782'S, 153° 02.715E)
  • Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie (31° 28.849'S, 152° 56.132E)
  • Forster Main Beach, Forster (32° 10.443'S, 152° 30.960E)

Vessel operators are advised to exercise caution when navigating near the buoys which are marked by a yellow flashing light with a range of two nautical miles and a flash rate of one second on, four seconds off.

Roads and Maritime reminds people to wear a lifejacket when boating, especially in vessels smaller than 4.8 metres when alone, at night or offshore.

For more information on the DPI strategy visit http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/info/sharks/nsw-shark-management-strategy

For maritime safety information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime

 

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