Swan and Canning Rivers notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Swan and Canning Rivers.

 Event:  Closure of Waters to all vessels, WA Day 2024 Festival, Burswood, Swan River

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 Sunday 2nd June 2024 and Monday 3rd June 2024 for the below times:

2 June 2024
• 4:40 PM to 5:05 PM
• 5:40 PM to 6:05 PM
• 6:40 PM to 7:20 PM
• 8:30 PM to 8:55 PM

3 June 2024
• 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

Burswood, Swan River - Drones
Area of Closure: All waters bound within a line commencing on the foreshore adjacent to Trinity College at approximately 31° 57.563'S, 115° 53.062'E, thence southeast to approximately 31° 57.606'S, 115° 53.220'E (94 metres southeast of spar buoy 3227), thence northeast to approximately 31° 57.546'S, 115° 53.359'E (adjacent to the Burswood Watersports Centre), thence northeast to a point on the foreshore at approximately 31° 57.484'S, 115° 53.385'E and bounded by the Matagarup bridge.

Burswood, Swan River – Pyrotechnics
Area of Closure: All the waters within a 100-metre radius of the firing point at approximately 31° 57.405’S, 115° 53.220 ’E (74 metres southeast of spar buoy 3228) from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM on Sunday 2nd June 2024 and Monday 3rd 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.

Please refer to the WA Day 2024 Festival pdf. below for further information.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31:57.405'S  115:53.220'E
Start date: 28/05/2024
End date: 03/06/2024
Issued: 28/05/2024
Notice number: 6074

 Warning:  Canning River Special Marker 879 Unlit

Mariners are advised that the Canning River rowing course beacon No. 879 is currently Unlit. Please use caution.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32:1.0313'S  115:51.2297'E
Start date: 28/05/2024
Issued: 28/05/2024
Notice number: 6073

 Event:  Closure of Waters, WA Guangdong Association 10th Anniversary – Adjacent to Optus Stadium – Swan River

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 Friday 7th June 2024 for the below times and distances:

• 5:00 PM to 9:15 PM – 75 metres
• 9:15 PM to 9:45 PM – 150 metres
• 9:45 PM to 10:30 PM – 75 metres

Swan River:
All the waters within the above mentioned radius of the firing point located at approximately 31° 57.1030' S 115° 53.0923' E (adjacent to Optus Stadium).

Conditions of closure.
No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area.
Vessels associated with the fireworks 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 set up and display of pyrotechnics.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31:57.1030'S  115:53.0923'E
Start date: 27/05/2024
End date: 07/06/2024
Issued: 27/05/2024
Notice number: 6070

 Advice:  Bridge Maintenance on Mount Henry Bridge, Canning River

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Mount Henry Bridge over Canning River are scheduled to take place from 6th May 2024 until 5th August 2024.

The works will be conducted Monday to Friday based from a 12m barge. The barge is unpowered and will be towed and repositioned by a 7m support vessel. The barge will be typically moored outside of the navigational channel however some minor, partial obstruction to the navigational channel is expected.

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel16 during operating hours.
For further information regarding these works please contact Timothy Chin on 0448 411 402.

When transiting through the works area, Mariners are advised to exercise caution and are requested to reduce speed and wake and to take direction from signage and spotter vessels.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.047'S  115: 51.484'E
Start date: 06/05/2024
End date: 05/08/2024
Issued: 07/05/2024
Notice number: 6053

 Warning:  Hazards – Semi-Submerged Piles and Post – Scout Water Activity Centre Como, Canning River

Mariners are advised that approximately three semi submerged piles and a protruding timber post has been reported near the shoreline adjacent to the jetty, opposite the Scout Water Activity Centre Como, Canning River.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 45.538'S  115: 43.476'E
Start date: 04/04/2024
End date: 27/06/2024
Issued: 04/04/2024
Notice number: 6025

 Advice:  Maintenance Works – Mount Henry Bridge

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Mount Henry Bridge, Canning River is scheduled to take place between Tuesday 2 April 2024 and Friday 31 May 2024 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday.

The works involve surface treatment to the underside of the bridge deck soffit which will include underhanging scaffolding. Headroom for vessels transiting under the bridge will be reduced by 3 metres.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.047'S  115: 51.484'E
Start date: 02/04/2024
End date: 31/05/2024
Issued: 28/03/2024
Notice number: 6020

 Advice:  ATCO Gas Pipeline remedial Works – Canning Road Bridge

Mariners are advised that remedial works to a gas pipeline on the Canning Road Bridge are scheduled to take place from Monday 7 October 2024 to Thursday 31 October 2024 (excluding weekends).

The works will take place during daylight hours and will be conducted from a self-propelled barge equipped with a low-level scaffold platform.

The works barge, (7m x 3 m) will partially impede the navigational channel for a short period of time reducing the channel width to approximately 7.5m.

Where larger vessel or vessel skippers that are not comfortable with passing next to working barge, the barge will stop remedial works and exit the navigation span of the bridge to allow any marine traffic to pass through.

A spotter vessel will be positioned at the navigational span to assist with vessel traffic. Operators will monitor VHF Channel 16 and communicate ship to ship on VHF 9 during the hours of operation.

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and are requested to follow direction from the spotter vessel and to be wake aware.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.659'S  115: 51.195'E
Start date: 03/10/2024
End date: 31/10/2024
Issued: 27/03/2024
Notice number: 6016

 Advice:  Dive Works within Barrack Square – Swan River

Description: Mariners are advised that commercial diving works are scheduled to be carried out within Barrack Square foreshore facility, from 24 May 2024 until 30 June 2024, Monday to Thursday, between 7am and 5pm.

Divers will be completing inspections on the marine-based assets within this area.
It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present within the area to facilitate the work throughout its duration.

The international code flag “A” will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during working hours.

Access to the public Facility will be maintained throughout the works.

Mariners are reminded to maintain a minimum safe distance of 50 metres where possible from the diving works area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 24/05/2024
End date: 30/06/2024
Notice number: 5978

 Advice:  Jetty Reconstruction Works – Mt Henry Jetty

Mariners are advised that reconstruction works are scheduled to be carried out around the vicinity of the Mt Henry Jetty and the adjacent Kwinana Freeway bridge across the Canning River from January 15th 2024 until approximately 30th April 2024.Works will be Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00am until 5:00pm.

The works to demolish and reconstruct the existing jetty will largely be carried out through the use of one to two vessels depending on the various stages of the works. The barge might occasionally need to travel to Rous Head.

The barge will moor to the Mt Henry Jetty each night after close of business.

Operators of all vessels will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16 while works are taking place. All vessels taking part in the works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep well clear of the works as described above.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.1448'S  115: 51.3625'E
Start date: 15/01/2024
End date: 30/04/2024
Issued: 08/01/2024
Notice number: 5945

 Advice:  On water construction works - Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge - Swan River

Mariners are advised that works to construct the Causeway Pedestrian Cyclist Bridge are scheduled to commence adjacent to the Point Fraser Waterway, 8 January 2024 and will continue until approximately 31 August 2024 during daylight hours.

Navigation for vessels will be maintained during this time however minor delays may be encountered to facilitate barge movements. Temporary lateral marks and a spotter vessel will be positioned to provide direction and safe passage through the works area.

On 31 May 2024 the main channel adjacent to Point Fraser will be closed to larger vessels for 3 to 6 hours. A restricted channel will remain open during this time for smaller vessels. This is due to crane operations on Heirisson Island lifting bridge segments across the river. Alternatively, the crane operations will be conducted 1 June 2024 if the weather conditions are unfavourable on 31 May 2024.

Mariners are advised to expect minor delays of less than 15 minutes on the following days whilst the bridge segments are installed:

• 27 May 2024
• 18 June 2024
• 24 June 2024
• 27 June 2024

Mariners are advised to reduce speed through the works area and take direction from signage and spotter vessels.
Additionally, an exclusion zone crossing the entire span of the McCallum Park Waterway shall continue to be in place until 31 December 2024. The zone will be marked by yellow buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights.

Operators will monitor VHF channel 16 and communicate ship to ship on VHF channel 74.

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Start date: 08/01/2024
Issued: 22/12/2023
Notice number: 5934

 Advice:  Installation of 3 Shark Monitoring Buoys

Mariners are advised that three Shark Monitoting Bouys are scheduled to be deployed in the Swan and Canning Rivers on 11 Dec 2023 in following locations:

East Freemantle 32°2.4180S 115°45.5760E
Blackwall Reach 32°0.9840S 115°47.0580E
Canning Bridge 32°0.7284S 115°51.27600E

The above buoys are yellow meridian spar buoys equipped with a flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Fl Y 4s

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep well clear of the above buoys.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 00.6283'S  115: 48.1768'E
Start date: 11/12/2023
Issued: 11/12/2023
Notice number: 5911

 Warning:  Sunken Vessel – Emergency Mooring 1299 - Claremont Mooring Area

Mariners are advised that vessel 10636 'Salome' has sunken on Department of Transport emergency mooring 1299 in the Claremont mooring area. The vessel is understood to be a timber, half cabin, approximately 7.7m in length, and is completely submerged and not visible from the water surface.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and be aware of possible debris.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 59.6922'S  115: 47.1292'E
Start date: 05/12/2023
Issued: 05/12/2023
Notice number: 5905

 Advice:  Installation of 6x Subsurface Receivers – Swan River

Mariners are advised that 6x subsurface receivers are scheduled to be deployed in the Swan River on or around Wednesday 13 December 2023 at the following locations:

Port of Fremantle – River mouth: 23: 3.307S, 115: 44.159E
Minim Cove Park: 32: 1.384S, 115: 45.994E
Bicton Baths: 32: 1.624S, 115: 46,580E
Keane’s Point: 32: 0.074S, 115: 46.587E
Mosman Bay: 32: 0,636S, 115: 46.564E
Melville Waters: 32: 0.242S, 115: 49.074E

The above receivers consist of a receiver secured to a subsurface float which are attached to a concrete block and protrude approximately 1.5m above the riverbed. Each site will have a minimum clearance of 5.5 metres.

Recovery date: March 2026

No vessel is to interfere with the above receivers and associated equipment at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above receivers and associated equipment at all times.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.325'S  115: 46.945'E
Start date: 13/12/2023
End date: 01/03/2026
Issued: 28/11/2023
Notice number: 5895

 Advice:  Bridge Works - Barkers Bridge (West Swan Road) Guildford

Mariners are advised that repair works at Barkers Bridge (West Swan Road) Guildford are scheduled to take place between 16 October 2023 and 15 January 2024, Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm.

Works will take place intermittently within the navigation span to remove and replace timber piles and half caps. Operations will include diving within the navigation span, the use of scaffolding on the bridge structure, a motorised work barge (specifications: 6m x 2.5m) and support vessel as required.

Works vessels in the navigation span will reduce the width of the span by approximately 3m. During these times, a marked vessel controller will be on location to assist with vessel traffic. VHF Channel 16 will be monitored during the hours of operation.

International Code Flag 'A' will be exhibited whilst diving operations are underway and the work barge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and to take instruction from the vessel controller as directed.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 53.652'S  115: 58.303'E
Start date: 16/10/2023
End date: 31/05/2024
Issued: 13/10/2023
Notice number: 5840

 Advice:  Jetty Works - Leeuwin Cadet Jetty - Swan River East Fremantle

Mariners are advised that maintenance works, including piling operations, are scheduled to commence on the Defence Cadet Jetty at HMAS Leeuwin, in East Fremantle on 29 October 2023. Works are expected to be completed by August 2024. Works will take place Monday to Friday, daylight hours.

The works will take place from a piling barge and support vessels as required.

Silt curtains will be deployed around the structure, extending approximately 30mtrs out from the jetty.

Diving operations will also take place below the jetty. The international code flag A will be exhibited during working hours.

The works area will be delineated by yellow marker buoys equipped with flashing yellow lights.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during working hours.

Water access to the jetty will remain closed at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and reduce wash at all times.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 1.565'S  115: 46.100'E
Start date: 29/10/2023
End date: 01/08/2024
Issued: 29/09/2023
Notice number: 5829

 Advice:  Deployment of Marker Buoy – Waylen Bay

Mariners are advised that an environmental monitoring buoy has been deployed on a temporary basis at the following location:

31: 59.992S, 115: 50.585E

The above marker buoy is yellow in colour (special mark), approximately 1.5m in height and equipped with flashing yellow light.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep clear of the above monitoring buoy.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 59.992'S  115: 50.585'E
Start date: 07/07/2023
Issued: 07/07/2023
Notice number: 5745

 Advice:  Queen St Jetty South Perth Closure

Mariners are advised that the Queen St Jetty, South Perth will be closed from 1pm on 25 May 2023 until further notice. The jetty is in poor condition and not safe for the berthing of vessels.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.016'S  115: 51.025'E
Start date: 25/05/2023
Issued: 23/05/2023
Notice number: 5693

 Warning:  Leeuwin Cadet Jetty - Swan River East Fremantle

Warning - Leeuwin Cadet Jetty - Swan River East Fremantle

Description: Mariners are advised that the current condition of the Leeuwin Cadet Jetty is condemned and not safe to moor alongside.

Location: 32° 1.565’S, 115° 46.100’E

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers
• Start date:17/04/2023
• Issued: 17/04/2023
• Number: 4867
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 01.5650'S  115:46.1000'E
Start date: 17/04/2023
Issued: 17/04/2023
Notice number: 5653

 Advice:  Shark Tagging – Swan and Canning Rivers

Mariners are advised that shark tagging will occur in various locations in the Swan and Canning Rivers from 30th March 2023 onwards.

Non buoyant long lines of up to 200m will be deployed parallel to the river bank for approximately two hours at a time. Where possible, the lines will be deployed outside of navigational channels and to the outer limits or the river however sharks and river conditions could mean the equipment is dragged on to channels. The end of the lines will be fitted with a vertical riser with a white float and reflective tape at the water surface. During the deployment, the equipment will be monitored by vessel at all times.

Mariners and divers are reminded to exercise caution and not interfere with fishing equipment.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.635'S  115: 48.593'E
Start date: 30/03/2023
Issued: 05/04/2023
Notice number: 5634

 Advice:  Dive Inspection Works, Barrack Street Jetty, Swan River

Mariners are advised that commercial diving works are scheduled to be carried out within Barrack Square (Swan River) from the 24th of May until the 30th of June 2024, Monday to Thursday, between 7am to 5pm as required.

Divers will be completing inspections on the jetty facilities within this area. It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present within the area to facilitate the work throughout its duration.

Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel “16 ”. The international code flag “A” will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

Access to the public pen system will be maintained throughout the duration of works
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.6242'S  115: 51.4679'E
Start date: 23/05/2024
End date: 30/06/2024
Issued: 23/05/2024
Notice number: 5461

 Warning:  Submerged hazard, Coode Street Boat Ramp - Swan River South Perth

A submerged hazard has been reported close to the shore, approx. 30m west of the Coode Street Boat Ramp.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.4718'S  115: 51.8293'E
Start date: 03/05/2021
Issued: 03/05/2021

 Advice:  Guilford Road Bridge - navigate with caution

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting under the Guildford Road Bridge, reduce wake, keep a proper lookout and not secure to any part of the bridge at any time.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 54.015'S  115: 57.670'E
Start date: 11/02/2022
Issued: 11/02/2022
Notice number: 409

 Advice:  Sea plane operations, Perth Water

Perth Water, Swan River
Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.

The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.

Chart reference: DoT Chart WA - 898 'Swan and Canning River'.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.0204'S  115: 51.7759'E
Start date: 23/09/2015
Issued: 23/09/2015
Notice number: 138

 Advice:  Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge

Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge
Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.

Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.5013'S  115: 45.2459'E
Start date: 22/08/2014
Issued: 22/08/2014
Notice number: 157

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Perth

Port of Perth
Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.
Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Perth Pilot Exemption Certificate.

Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.5013'S  115: 45.2459'E
Start date: 02/02/2018
Issued: 08/02/2018
Notice number: 20
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:45:26 AM