Nautical charts

The State of WA acting through the Department of Transport encourages the use of our charts and Notices to Mariners (NTM).

  About nautical charts

In the interest of safe boating, the Department of Transport publishes detailed nautical charts of the Western Australian coastline for use by recreational and local commercial vessels. These charts are not intended as meeting any chart carriage requirements under either Australian or international regulations.

For charts that meet the SOLAS V and other regulations, please visit the Australian Hydrographic Service and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

Deckee app 

If you would like details of the navigable waters at your fingertips download the Deckee app.

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  Printing Western Australian nautical charts

Organisations and individuals may access and download the full size A1 charts free of charge. Charts will contain all current Notice to Mariners as at time of download and can be printed at scale using large format printers available at a range of businesses offering printing services. Charts can be viewed using the free to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, see link below.

Printing the chart as a series of A4 pages is possible where they can be pasted together to form the full size A1 chart. For further instructions see the Adobe link below.

Opens in a new window Adobe: Acrobat Reader (download and installation)
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  Notices to Mariners (chart corrections), updating your chart

An existing printed paper chart can be kept up-to-date via the list of Notices to Mariners. The NTM currency statement can be found in the lower left corner of the chart. More recent NTMs can be added manually to an already printed chart, or the area of change can be printed out at scale and pasted onto the chart. Instructions for this procedure are in the Adobe link below.

For each chart there is an option to view a list of either the five most recent NTMs, or all the notices. A third option allows for a printout of the selected list.

Opens in a new window Adobe: Print portion of a PDF page using Acrobat or Reader

  Download nautical charts and notices to mariners (chart corrections)

  Licensing information

Attribution CC BY

This licence allows users to distribute, remix and build upon a work, and create Derivative Works, even for commercial use, provided they credit the original creator.

Creative Commons Licence

Please note:

  • The provision of historical data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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