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Point Samson

Point Samson is located 1,579 km north of Perth, in the Pilbara region. Find out about the facilities at Johns Creek Boat Harbour, as well as coastal, tide and wave data.

Point Samson

Point Samson location

  Plan your Point Samson boating trip

Download our boating guide and check the weather forecast before heading out on the water. Find out more about boating safety and planning your trip.

MAC_G_Boating_Karratha_Dampier.pdf icon Karratha Dampier boating guide Kb
External Link Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Karratha forecast
MAC_PL_CycCont_PointSamsonJohnsCk.pdf icon Cyclone community information sheet: Point Samson (Johns Creek) (2020/2021) Kb
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Check the weather before you go out on the water

  Point Samson maritime facilities features

MAC_FS_Point_Samson_Johns_Creek_Boat_Harbour.pdf icon Point Samson (Johns Creek) Boat Harbour (Fact sheet) Kb
MAC-P-PortSamson_VAP.pdf icon Point Samson (Johns Creek) Boat Harbour: Vessel accommodation plan Kb
MAC_P_F_Vessel_Accommodation_Application.pdf icon Vessel accommodation application Kb
MAC_P_Vessel_Accommodation_Agreement_TandCs.pdf icon Vessel accommodation agreement T&C's Kb
MAC_G_ElectGasInsurance.pdf icon Electrical, gas and insurance requirements: Transport operated maritime facilities Kb
MAC_PO_LiveOnboard.pdf icon Live onboard policy Kb

  Maritime facilities: schedule of fees and charges (2020/2021)

In recognition of the current economic environment DoT has not increased vessel accommodation fees in 2020-21, and invoicing for vessel accommodation will reflect 2019-20 charges.  For further information regarding fees and charges applying from 1 July 2020 at DoT maritime facilities, please refer to the documents below.

MAC_G_Fees_MaritimeFacilities2021.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_Fees_FAQ_MaritimeFacilities2021.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges Frequently Asked Questions (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_UseDoTJettyWharf2021.pdf icon Use of DoT service jetties and wharves (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_VesselAccommTypes2021.pdf icon Vessel accommodation types (2020/2021) Kb

The 'Maritime facilities: Schedule of marine fees and charges' document contains fees and vessel accommodation information on numerous DoT managed facilities, including the following;

  • Ferry licence fees.
  • Fuel wharfage fees.
  • General notes.
  • Jetty and mooring area licence fees.
  • Statewide fees.

  Port Walcott Volunteer Marine Rescue

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
280 Wickham Drive,
Wickham WA 6720
(08) 9187 0495

  Cape Lambert historical tide data

Historical tide data

The table below shows the dates and times during which tide data was collected for Cape Lambert.


Time is presented according to the 24-hour clock.

Start year Start date Start time End year End date End time
1983 8 September 10:15 1985 16 September 11:15
1985 16 September 11:30 1987 21 April 09:15
1987 30 April 12:00 1987 30 November 13:00
1987 30 November 13:15 1988 22 August 09:30
1988 15 December 11:30 1988 31 December 23:45
1989 1 January 00:00 1989 23 April 21:15
1990 1 January 00:00 1990 31 December 23:45
1991 1 January 00:00 1991 31 December 23:45
1992 1 January 00:00 1992 31 December 23:45
1993 1 January 00:00 1993 20 February 14:00
1993 20 February 20:15 1993 7 August 14:30
1993 7 October 11:30 1993 27 November 13:00
1993 27 November 19:00 Present

  Tide predictions and resources

Find out about annual tide predictions at various locations along Western Australia's coast.

MAC_P_TidesComb2020.pdf icon 2020: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2019.pdf icon 2019: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2018.pdf icon 2018: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2017.pdf icon 2017: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2016.pdf icon 2016: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2015.pdf icon 2015: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2014.pdf icon 2014: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb

Bureau of Meteorology resources

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) offers a range of tide related information:

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Interactive tide map
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature and currents
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature analysis
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): The wind across Australia

  About the weather and wave information on this page

All information is provided to the public subject to the Department of Transport's disclaimer, privacy, copyright and conditions of use policy.


Weather information is gathered from the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Wave information

The wave climate at any location can be, and usually is, a combination of sea and swell and is often referred to as the total wave.

The graphs provide information on sea waves and swell waves. They are updated as near to real-time as possible.

The near real-time wave data is downloaded from recording sites and graphics created for the web using software developed by Tremarfon Pty Ltd.

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Terminology
External Link Marine Safety Tasmania: MetEye - Weather forecasting tool from the BOM (video)


Page last updated: Wed Oct 21 2020 11:58:33 AM