Navigation Restriction - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens - Fireworks display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
Fireworks display
8:00pm to 10:00pm – Sunday 10 December 2017


Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens adjacent to Fly Point between 8:00pm and 10:00pm on Sunday 10 December 2017.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Milton Skinner to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, within a 200 metre radius of the firing barge which will be moored adjacent to Fly Point between the above times. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels. 


Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by any Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the Special Event or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
  2. No unauthorised vessels or persons are permitted to enter the Zone and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(5) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 7A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services on phone: 13 12 36


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