In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio


Call MRNSW on

9450 2468


Or call




MarineRescue App

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Weather Warnings

Weather Warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory - marine areas. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Current weather warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory, Australia including strong wind, gale, storm force and hurricane force wind warnings; tsunami; damaging waves; abnormally high tides; and tropical cyclones.
Weather Warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory - marine areas. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

News & Media

  • CHANGED BOATING CONDITIONS ON HAWKESBURY RIVER AT LOWER PORTLAND
  • November 09, 2015
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of the Hawkesbury River between Lower Portland and Leets Vale on Sunday 15 November for the safe staging of water ski races.

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence to host the event on Sunday 15 November between 10am and 5pm, weather permitting.

An event area will be established on the Hawkesbury River between Cliftonville Lodge Resort at Lower Portland on Upper Half Moon Bend and Leetsvale Caravan and Recreational Park on Lower Half Moon Bend.

The event area will be marked with inflatable buoys and monitored by control vessels.

Vessels not involved in the event should not enter the marked area unless authorised by a boating safety officer or a police officer.

Roads and Maritime reminds people to wear a lifejacket when boating, especially in vessels smaller than 4.8 metres when alone, at night or offshore.

For maritime safety information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime

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