Coastal bars in NSW

All people in a recreational vessel occupants must wear an appropriate lifejacket when crossing coastal bars.

Commercial vessel operators should consult the coastal bar requirements for ‘prescribed ports’ rather than the following list.

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Roads and Maritime Services is trialling web cam vision of coastal bars and other sites. You can use the web cams to check conditions if you’re considering crossing a bar.

North Coast region

Name of coastal bar General description of bar location
Bellinger River Located near the town of Urunga in the vicinity of the confluence of the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers and the Tasman Sea
Boambee Creek Located near the town of Toormina in the vicinity of the confluence of Boambee Creek with the Tasman Sea
Bonville Creek Located near the town of Sawtell in the vicinity of the confluence of Bonville Creek with the Tasman Sea
Brunswick River Located near the town of Brunswick Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Brunswick River with the Coral Sea
Camden Haven River Located near the town of North Haven in the vicinity of the confluence of the Camden Haven Inlet with the Tasman Sea
Clarence River Located near the town of Yamba in the vicinity of the confluence of the Clarence River with the Coral Sea
Corindi River Located near the town of Red Rock in the vicinity of the confluence of the Corindi River with the Tasman Sea
Cudgen Creek Located near the town of Kingscliff in the vicinity of the confluence of Cudgen Creek with the Coral Sea
Cudgera Creek Located near the town of Hastings Point in the vicinity of the confluence of Cudgera Creek with the Coral Sea
Evans River Located near the town of Evans Head in the vicinity of the confluence of the Evans River with the Coral Sea
Hastings River Located near the town of Port Macquarie in the vicinity of the confluence of the Hastings River with the Tasman Sea
Killick Creek Located near the town of Crescent Head in the vicinity of the confluence of Killick Creek with the Tasman Sea
Korogoro Creek Located near the town of Hat Head in the vicinity of the confluence of Korogoro Creek with the Tasman Sea
Macleay River Located near the town of South West Rocks in the vicinity of the confluence of the Macleay River with the Tasman Sea
Manning River Located near the town of Harrington in the vicinity of the confluence of the Manning River with the Tasman Sea
Manning River Located near the town of Old Bar in the vicinity of the confluence of Farquhar Inlet with the Tasman Sea
Mooball Creek Located near the town of Pottsville in the vicinity of the confluence of Mooball Creek with the Coral Sea
Moonee Creek Located near the town of Moonee Beach in the vicinity of the confluence of Moonee Creek with the Tasman Sea
Nambucca River Located near the town of Nambucca Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Nambucca River with the Tasman Sea
Richmond River Located near the town of East Ballina in the vicinity of the confluence of the Richmond River with the Coral Sea
Sandon River Located near the town of Sandon in the vicinity of the confluence of the Sandon River with the Coral Sea
South West Rocks Creek Located near the town of South West Rocks in the vicinity of the confluence of South West Rocks Creek with the Tasman Sea
Tweed River Located near the town of Tweed Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Tweed River with the Coral Sea
Wallis Lake Located near the towns of Forster-Tuncurry in the vicinity of the confluence of Wallis Lake with the Tasman Sea
Wooli River Located near the town of Wooli in the vicinity of the confluence of the Wooli River with the Coral Sea

Hunter/Inland region

Name of coastal bar General description of bar location
Swansea Channel Located near the suburb of Swansea in the vicinity of the confluence of Lake Macquarie’s Swansea Channel with the Tasman Sea
Tuggerah Lake Located near the town of The Entrance in the vicinity of the confluence of Tuggerah Lake with the Tasman Sea

Hawkesbury/Broken Bay region

Name of coastal bar General description of bar location
Brisbane Water Located near the town of Umina in the vicinity of the confluence of Brisbane Water with Broken Bay and west of the port hand lateral markers

South Coast region

Name of coastal bar General description of bar location
Burrill Lake Located near the town of Dolphin Point in the vicinity of the confluence of Burrill Lake with the Tasman Sea
Clyde River Located near the town of Batemans Bay in the vicinity of the confluence of the Clyde River and Batemans Bay
Lake Conjola Located near the town of Lake Conjola in the vicinity of the confluence of Lake Conjola with the Tasman Sea
Crookhaven River Located near the town of Crookhaven in the vicinity of the confluence of the Crookhaven River with the Tasman Sea
Currarong Creek Located near the town of Currarong in the vicinity of the confluence of Currarong Creek with the Tasman Sea
Durras Lake Located near the town of Durras North in the vicinity of the confluence of Durras Lake with the Tasman Sea
Kianinny Bay Located near the town of Tathra in the vicinity of the confluence of Kianinny Bay with the Tasman Sea
Lake Illawarra Located near the town of Warilla in the vicinity of the confluence of Lake Illawarra with the Tasman Sea
Merimbula Lake Located near the town of Merimbula in the vicinity of the confluence of Merimbula Lake with the Tasman Sea
Minnamurra River Located near the town of Minnamurra in the vicinity of the confluence of the Minnamurra River with the Tasman Sea
Mogareka Inlet Located approximately 2 km north of the town of Tathra in the vicinity of the confluence of Mogareka Inlet with the Tasman Sea
Moruya River Located near the town of Moruya Heads in the vicinity of the confluence of the Moruya River with the Tasman Sea
Narrawallee Inlet Located near the town of Narrawallee in the vicinity of the confluence of Narrawallee Inlet with the Tasman Sea
Pambula River Located near the town of Pambula Beach in the vicinity of the confluence of the Pambula River with the Tasman Sea
Sussex Inlet Located near Jervis Bay and Cudmirrah National Parks in the vicinity of the confluence of Sussex Inlet with the Tasman Sea
Tomaga River Located near the towns of Mossy Point and Tomakin in the vicinity of the confluence of the Tomaga River with the Tasman Sea
Tuross Inlet Located near the town of Tuross Head in the vicinity of the confluence of Tuross Lake with the Tasman Sea
Wagonga Inlet Located near the town of Narooma in the vicinity of the confluence of the Wagonga Inlet with the Tasman Sea
Wonboyn River Located near the town of Wonboyn in the vicinity of the confluence of the Wonboyn River with the Tasman Sea
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