Peel notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Peel region.

 Advice:  Reduced Depths - Pilot Mussel Reefs Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised that limestone-based mussel reefs have been installed within the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary reducing clearance to the water surface to 0.8m at LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide) at the following locations:

Peel Inlet Location: Those waters on the northern side of Southern Cardinal Marker 335 near Erskine.

Harvey Estuary Location: Approximately 200m offshore from Warrungup Spring Reserve, Bouvard (approximate location: 32° 38.628'S, 115° 39.009'E)

Each site contains a combination of pilot reef patches approximately 10m (length) x 6m (width) x 0.3m (height), constructed from a mixture of limestone rubble, and is marked by yellow buoys approximately 1.3m in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep well clear of the above mussel reef sites at all times.
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: 32: 36.954'S  115: 39.251'E
Issued: 19/05/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1379

 Advice:  Geophysical and Hydrographic Investigations, Mandurah Estuary Bridge near Mariners Cove, Mandurah

Mariners are advised that geophysical and hydrographic surveying works are scheduled to occur from 9 May 2022 to 27 May 2022 in the vicinity of the Mandurah Estuary Bridge.

Works are anticipated to be carried out daily (weather permitting) during the hours of 0700hrs to 1700hrs Monday to Friday.

The survey vessel is recognized as a vessel performing commercial survey work by other boaters with personnel onboard wearing high visibility clothing. The survey vessel will fly the maritime flags I over R for a survey vessel and day shapes will be displayed for limited manoeuvrability when performing the survey operations.

The survey vessel will travel at speeds between 1 and 5 knots. Equipment used for surveying will be hull mounted or towed a short distance of 10 meters behind the survey vessel. At times, the vessel may also be stationary.
Communications will be on VHF channel 16 and working channel 12


Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting through the area and reduce wash where possible.

Coordinates are in GDA94
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 32.9416'S  115: 43.0620'E
Start date: 9/05/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 27/05/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 2/05/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1294

 Warning:  Submerged Posts Mandurah Estuary Mariners Cove to Creery Wetlands

Submerged posts have been reported 15 to 20 metres offshore approximately half-way between the entry to Mariners Cove and the inlet to the Creery Wetlands.

The tops of the posts are reported to be 10 to 20 cms below the water surface
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 33.277'S  115: 43.149'E
Issued: 18/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 816

 Warning:  Semi submerged barge Peel Inlet

A pile driving barge with identifying numbers C980, being a 7.06m steel pontoon has flipped and is semi submerged in the Peel Inlet, approx. 1.3 nautical miles east, south east of Boundary Island. An oil spill boom which was previously deployed around the barge is now thought to be washed up near Channel Island. Both the barge and the boom are not secured and may come adrift in prevailing conditions.
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 34.617'S  115: 44.365'E
Issued: 28/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 565

 Advice:  Mandurah Estuary Entrance Beacon Unlit

Mariners are advised that the Mandurah Estuary Entrance Light (fixed blue) is currently Unlit.
Chart reference: WA913 - Cape Peron to Dawesville
Location: -32:31.2976'S  115:42.7121'E
Start date: 16/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 16/02/2022 12:00:00 AM

 Advice:  Deployment of 4 directional wave buoys offshore Dawesville vicinity

Mariners are advised that four directional wave buoys (DWRs) will be deployed in the offshore Dawesville vicinity from mid July 2021 to July 2022 at the following locations, approximately 2 nautical miles from the shore:

32° 37.7400 S, 115° 34.8000 E
32° 37.5000 S, 115° 35.5800 E
32° 36.8400 S, 115° 34.9800 E
32° 36.6000 S, 115° 35.7600 E

The above buoys are predominantly yellow in colour (with black solar panels), approximately 0.42m in diameter and equipped with flashing yellow light

Flash rate: Fl Y 2.5s
Chart reference: WA755 - Bouvard
Location: -32: 37.7400'S  115: 34.8000'E
Start date: 15/07/2021 12:00:00 AM
End date: 15/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 16/07/2021 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 92

 Warning:  Submerged rocks, Waroona Dam

Southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, east of the camp ground
Mariners are advised that submerged rocks have been reported near the shore in the southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, to the east of the camp ground in the vicinity of the following coordinate: Location: 32° 51.042'S, 115° 59.990'E
Location: -32: 51.042'S  115: 59.990'E
Start date: 25/06/2019 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 25/06/2019 12:00:00 AM

 Warning:  Shallowing around Port Marker adjacent to Novara Boat Ramp

It has been reported that shallowing has occurred around the port marker adjacent to the Novara boat ramp.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 34.394'S  115: 40.485'E
Start date: 5/03/2020 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 5/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

 Advice:  White Hill navigational beacon reduced range - White Hills, Mandurah

The White Hill navigational beacon has a reduced light range now at 7 nautical miles. The White Hill land fall navigational light in the Bouvard/Peel Region, now has a reduced range from 15 to 7 nautical miles.
Chart reference: WA755 - Bouvard
Location: -32: 41.1953'S  115: 36.8374'E
Start date: 7/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 7/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:04:17 AM