Navigation Restriction - Fingal Bay, Port Stephens - Swim event

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Fingal Bay, Port Stephens
Swim Event
9:00am to 11:00am – Saturday 16 September 2017


Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on the Southern end of Fingal Bay Beach, Port Stephens between 9:00am and 11:00am on Saturday 16 September 2017.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Allura Pty Ltd to conduct the event and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters at the southern end of Fingal Bay Beach, Port Stephens, between the above times. The Zone will form a perimeter approximately 50 metres around the course which will be marked by inflatable buoys and patrolled by control vessels.


Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Zone;

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by a 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(6) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 7A

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime info line on 13 12 36.


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