Navigational warnings

View the current navigational warnings for Western Australian state coastal waters.

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  20/05/2019: Hazard near Daw Island - South East of Israelite Bay

The tender to the vessel Aurora which is aground on Daw Island is adrift and presents a hazard to navigation. It was last sighted on Saturday morning 18 May 2019, near Daw Island. The area is predominantly unsurveyed.

  20/05/2019: Lacrosse Island light (RACON M) - Joseph Bonaparte Gulf unlit

The light on Lacrosse Island located at the entrance to Cambridge Gulf, Wyndham is unlit.

  • Location: 14 44.282S 12817.816E
  • Chart: AUS 32

  13/05/2019: Catherine Bay port marker No.2 unlit

The first port marker at the entrance to Catherine Bay, Rottnest Island is offstation. Boaters are advised to use the leads and take extreme care when navigating through the channel.

  • Chart: WA 412 Rottnest Island

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  About navigational warnings

Navigational warnings are issued by the Department of Transport to advise mariners of Aids to Navigation outages and marine hazards that represent an immediate risk to mariners.

These warnings are broadcast on VHF and HF radio networks throughout the state by the WA Water Police on the following networks.

  • Perth Metro VHF: Warnings and weather are scheduled for broadcast at 4:18 am, 1:18 pm and 7:18 pm (Channel 67).
  • Coast Radio Perth HF: Warnings only are scheduled for broadcasts at 2:25 pm and 6:25 pm each day (Channel 8176).
  • Coast Radio Hedland HF: Warnings only are scheduled for broadcasts at 12:25 pm and 4:25 pm each day (Channel 8176).

Cancelled, withdrawn or expired navigational warnings are regularly removed.

For Temporary Notice to Mariners relating to events, works, activities and operations that may affect navigational safety please refer to Temporary Notices To Mariners (TNTMs).

Before undertaking any boating activities, mariners are advised to check appropriate TNTMs, navigational warnings, chart corrections and current weather information.


Page last updated: Mon May 20 2019 1:19:47 PM