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  April 2018: Have your say - review of local nautical chart program

Nautical charts

Do you use DoT nautical charts to safely navigate WA waterways? If so, get involved and participate in the current online survey.

Your feedback will determine the future of the service to best meet the future needs of the State's boating community.

Participate by visiting the Nautical charts page. Survey closes 5.00 pm 18 May 2018.

  April 2018: River closure for bridge construction

Swan River closure

Those who regularly navigate the Swan River between Burswood and East Perth should note the current closure of a 600 metre stretch to allow for the construction of the Matagarup Bridge.

The river is closed to all vessels, 300 m to the north and 300 m to the south of the bridge piers to protect worker and public safety.

It's expected the closure will be in place during April and May. The channel reopening date will be advertised on Main Roads website when it is confirmed.

For further information please visit, contact Main Roads Customer Information Centre on 138 138 or email

  April 2018: Ocean Reef Boat Harbour

Ocean Reef

Skippers will find it easier to navigate waters at Ocean Reef Boat Harbour following the recent completion of maintenance dredging by DoT ahead of schedule and under budget.

For more information about the project or DoT's maintenance dredging program throughout WA visit the Coastal erosion and stability page.

  April 2018: Old4New lifejacket upgrades

Old4New campaign poster

For the next Old4New lifejacket upgrade locations visit the Lifejackets page or join us on Facebook at Marine Safety WA for dates and times.

  April 2018: Marine Safety Education Trailer

Visit DoT's Marine Safety Education Trailer at the Geraldton, 4WD and Camping Show, on May 5 and 6, 2018 to receive the latest material to keep you safe on the water.

Marine Safety Education Trailer

  Make us a friend on Facebook and Twitter

Join the new Marine Safety Facebook page.

Join the new Marine Safety Facebook page

Join us on Facebook to be part of WA's boating community. The Marine Safety Facebook page provides information on safe navigation and safe use of State waters, marine environment protection and marine emergencies.

Facebook logo Join us on Facebook at Marine Safety WA or Marine Education Boatshed

Follow notices to mariners on Twitter Follow us @MarineSafetyWA

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