Swan and Canning Rivers notices
View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Swan and Canning Rivers.
Warning: Unidentified Sunken Vessel – Canning River
The sunken vessel is reported to be protruding just above the water surface however it may not be visible at all times.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution.
Event: Closure of Waters, Barge Exclusion Zones Perth Water and Heirisson Island, Swan River
All waters within a 150 meter radius of around the 4 fireworks barges associated with the Australia Day Pyro techniques between the hours of 8:00AM on Thursday 26th January 2023 and sunrise on Friday 27th January 2023.
All the waters of the inlet on the northern tip of Heirisson Island and within a 75 metre radius of the pontoon holding area located at approximately 31° 57.776'S, 115°53.107’E. from 8:00 AM on Tuesday 17 January 2023 to 5:00 PM on Monday 30th January 2023
Conditions of closure;
All vessels are to keep clear of, give way to and not impede any barge / pontoon or bona fide vessel involved in the event and to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
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.
Mariners are advised that in addition to the above closures, an 8 Knot speed limit shall apply to all waters between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway Bridges including all of Perth Water from 8:00 AM on Thursday 26th January 2023 until sunrise on Friday 27th January 2023 excluding gazetted 5 knot speed restricted areas.
Advice: Dive Inspection Works, Barrack Street Jetty, Swan River
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
Advice: Jetty Works - Leeuwin Cadet Jetty - Swan River East Fremantle
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
Advice: Jetty Remediation Works Barrack Street Jetty 5
Scaffolding will be installed in the underside of the jetty in segmented sections and will have a ‘footprint’ of not more than 400mm protrusion of the jetty side profile.
There will be personnel working below the jetty.
The international code flag A will be exhibited during working hours.
During the day shift of works, yellow marker buoys will be placed in water within 1m of jetty edge to demarcate the works area. The yellow marker buoys will exhibit flashing yellow lights if left in the water overnight.
Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during working hours.
Water access to Jetty 5 will remain open at all times throughout these works.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area, and to reduce wake when berthing at Barrack Street Jetty 5 during these works
Advice: Jetty Maintenance Works - University of Western Australia Boat Shed
Works will involve high pressure blasting, structural member replacements, commercial diving operations and deck remediation services.
It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present throughout the duration of the works, between the hours of 0700 and 1900, Monday to Friday. The international code flag 'A' will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.
The structure will be closed to the public, and berthing will not be permitted throughout this period
Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.
Warning: Sunken Vessel Blue Thunder Mosman Bay
The vessel is not visible from the waterline
Warning: Submerged Car Body, Adjacent to Caversham Avenue, Swan River
The Vehicle is positioned in the centre of the river with approximately 1.9m of clearance between the top of the car and the water surface at Lowest Astronomical Tide.
Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting this area
Warning: Submerged hazard, Coode Street Boat Ramp - Swan River South Perth
Advice: Guilford Road Bridge - navigate with caution
Advice: Sea plane operations, Perth Water
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.
Advice: Construction works Redcliffe Bridge (Tonkin Hwy), Swan River
These works include construction of temporary cofferdams on both the northern and southern side of the Swan River to enable all bridge construction to be completed from the land. The cofferdams are currently in place and marked with lit yellow special markers approximately 1.3 m in height.
Works will take place Monday to Saturday during daylight hours. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and reduce wash when passing works area.
For further information on these works visit the Main Roads link below.
Advice: Southern span navigation, 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.
Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, 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 email@example.com to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.