South West notices

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

 Event:  Closure of Waters to all vessels, WA Day 2024 Festival, Busselton Jetty and Foreshore

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Kathryn Davies, Authorised person of the Department of Transport hereby close the following area of water to all vessels on Saturday 8th June for the below times:

Busselton Jetty
• 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Busselton Foreshore
• 4:10 PM to 4:35 PM
• 5:10 PM to 5:35 PM
• 6:10 PM to 6:50 PM
• 7:10 PM to 7:50 PM

Busselton Foreshore - Drones
Area of Closure: All waters bound within a line commencing on the foreshore 200m east of Busselton Jetty at approximately 33° 38.620 'S, 115° 20.829 'E, thence northwest to approximately 33° 38.544 'S, 115° 20.745 'E, thence north to approximately 33° 38.485 'S, 115° 20.739 'E, thence northeast to approximately 33° 38.413 'S, 115° 20.815, thence southeast to approximately 33° 38.424 'S, 115° 20.892 ‘E, thence southeast to approximately 33° 38.536 'S, 115° 21.009 ‘E, thence southwest concluding on the foreshore at approximately 33° 38.570 'S, 115° 20.990 ‘E.

Busselton jetty – Pyrotechnics
Area of Closure: All the waters within a 100-metre radius of the firing point at approximately 33° 38.579 ’S, 115° 20.630 ‘E from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday 8th June 2024.

Conditions of closure;
No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area during the above mentioned times;
Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks and Drone display are exempt from the closure;
Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.
This area is set aside for safety measures during the testing of drones, set up and display of pyrotechnics and drones.
Chart reference: WA966 - Cape Naturaliste
Location: -33:38.460'S  115:20.827'E
Start date: 24/05/2024
End date: 08/06/2024
Issued: 24/05/2024
Notice number: 6069

 Event:  Nannup Cup 2024

Mariners are hereby advised that from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday 1st June 2024 and Sunday 2nd
June 2024, racing power vessels operating in the approved 2024 "Nannup Cup" event will be operating at high speeds within Blackwood River.

The race will be commencing from the Nannup Caravan Park and finishing at Sues Bridge Campgrounds, Blackwood River National Park.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in these areas while the event is taking place.
Chart reference: WA698 - Hardy Inlet
Location: -34:2.957'S  115:33.219'E
Start date: 24/05/2024
End date: 02/06/2024
Issued: 24/05/2024
Notice number: 6067

 Advice:  Diving Operations – Casuarina Boat Harbour - Bunbury

Mariners are advised that diving operations are to commence at and around the entrance to the Casuarina Boat Harbour on Monday 27 May 2024.

These works will continue until Friday 21 June 2024.

Diving will occur between the hours of 0700 and 1800hrs.
Diving Operation Flags and buoys will be deployed during this time.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.
Chart reference: AUS115 - Approaches to Bunbury
Location: -33: 18.6080'S  115: 38.5000'E
Start date: 21/05/2024
End date: 21/06/2024
Issued: 21/05/2024
Notice number: 6065

 Warning:  Low Overhead Powerlines – Karridale - Blackwood River

Mariners are advised that the overhead powerlines north of the water ski area in the Blackwood River, Karridale (near Scott River) at approximately 34°13.159"S, 115°12.708"E have dropped

Mariners are advised to exercise caution whilst transiting the area.
Location: -34: 13.1590'S  -115: 12.7080'E
Start date: 21/05/2024
End date: 30/06/2024
Issued: 21/05/2024
Notice number: 6064

 Advice:  1 x Acoustic Receiver – The Cut, Bunbury

Mariners are advised that 1 x Acoustic receiver will be deployed on Wednesday 27 March 2024 at the entrance of Leschenault Estuary, The Cut, Bunbury at approximately 33° 18.273’S, 115° 40.594’E.

The above acoustic receiver will be attached to a concrete block set with a steel rod approximately 50 cm from the seabed. (0.8m W x 0.8m L x 0.2m H – concrete, 0.3m H – steel).

Provisional recovery date: September 2026

No vessel is to moor to or interfere with the above receiver at any time.
Chart reference: WA859 - Bunbury to Port Geographe
Location: -33: 18.273'S  115: 40.594'E
Start date: 27/03/2024
End date: 30/09/2026
Issued: 27/03/2024
Notice number: 6017

 Advice:  Deployment of Directional Wave Rider Buoy – Cape Naturaliste

A directional wave buoy (DWRB) has been deployed approximately 12 nautical miles west of Cape Naturaliste at the location below. The DWRB is yellow in colour, approximately 700mm in diameter, and equipped with a 2m whip antenna and flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Fl (5) Y 20s

Mariners are requested to maintain a minimum distance of 100 meters from the DWRB, including any associated fishing equipment at all times so as to not interfere with or damage the DWRB.
Location: -33: 32.0825'S  114: 45.8673'E
Issued: 26/09/2023
Notice number: 5821

 Advice:  Deployment of Geographe Bay Wave Buoys

Mariners are advised that three wave buoys are scheduled to be deployed in Geographe Bay as follows:

Locations:

-33.5915S, 115.1165E (Dunsborough)
-33.6001S, 115.2499E (Abbey)
-33.628S, 115.338E (Busselton Jetty)


Deployment date: 08/09/2022
Provisional recovery date: 08/09/2024

The above wave buoys are yellow in colour, approximately 420mm in diameter, and equipped with a flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Fl Y 2.5s

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere with, the above wave buoys at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above wave buoys at all times.
Chart reference: WA966 - Cape Naturaliste
Location: -33: 34.9788'S  115: 12.7139'E
Start date: 08/09/2022
End date: 08/09/2024
Issued: 14/09/2022
Notice number: 2792

 Advice:  Hardy Inlet Augusta Port lateral mark missing

Mariners are advised that a port lateral marker at Hardy Inlet is missing. Navigate with caution when passing directly east of Thomas Island.
Chart reference: WA698 - Hardy Inlet
Location: -34: 17.3519'S  115: 10.6139'E
Start date: 06/04/2022
Issued: 06/04/2022
Notice number: 1080

 Advice:  Mobile seagrass wrack, Port Geographe Harbour entrance channel

Port Geographe harbour entrance channel
Mariners are advised that mobile seagrass wrack may be present in the vicinity of the Port Geographe Harbour entrance channel.

This material can vary significantly in thickness and position over short time frames, reducing depths and restricting navigation in the channel.

The affected area includes the full extent of the entrance channel, with the worst affected area being in the entrance channel directly adjacent to the lagoon rock-wall.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the entrance channel, allowing for changing conditions when traversing the area. Vessels may be at risk of grounding when navigating through this area.
Chart reference: WA859 - Bunbury to Port Geographe
Location: -33: 37.7390'S  115: 23.3786'E
Start date: 25/07/2018
Issued: 25/07/2018
Notice number: 106

 Advice:  Closure of Marlston Waterfront Jetty (Dome Cafe), Koombana Bay Bunbury

Mariners are advised that the Marlston Waterfront Jetty (adjacent to the Dome Café, Bonnefoi Boulevard Bunbury) has been closed until further notice due to storm damage.

A boom and yellow marker buoys have been deployed around the jetty.

Mariners are advised to remain east of the yellow marker buoys and exercise caution when towing skiers in the adjacent Koombana Bay water ski area.
Chart reference: AUS115 - Approaches to Bunbury
Location: -33: 19.0820'S  115: 38.3934'E
Start date: 20/09/2018
Issued: 20/09/2018
Notice number: 128

 Advice:  Shallowing - Northern entrance to Pelican Point Canals, mouth of the Collie River, Bunbury

Mariners are advised that shallowing has occurred at the northern entrance to the Pelican Point Canals (immediately downstream of the mouth of the Collie River, Bunbury) reducing depths and restricting navigation in the vicinity.

The shallowest area of the canals, outside the edges of the canals, is reported to be on the southern side of the approach channel, about 20m upstream of the pedestrian bridge into the northern canal entrance
Chart reference: WA776 - Preston to Bunbury
Location: -33: 18.4085'S  115: 41.6319'E
Start date: 22/10/2021
Issued: 22/09/2021
Notice number: 133
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:28:24 AM