Marine Notice - Sydney Harbour, Farm Cove - Helicopter operations

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Regulation of Vessels - Exclusion Zone and Restrictions
Sydney Harbour - Farm Cove
8:00pm to 9:00pm - Tuesday 10 October 2017


Helicopter operations will be condicted over the waters of Farm Cove in a designated area south of a line between the Sydney Opera House and Mrs Macquarie's Point.

An EXCLUSION ZONE in the waters of Farm Cove is specified for the activity to support safety for vessel operators.

A barge will be positioned within the Exclusion Zone from which the helicopter will pick up and then return a load.

The Exclusion Zone will be marked by a perimeter of lit yellow buoys. The limits of the Exclusiosn Zone are as shown on the event map (see below for details). The buoys will be in place along the Exclusion Zone boundary from 10 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - however the Exclusion Zone will only be in force between the listed times.

Unauthorised vessels and persons are strictly prohibited from entering the Exclusion Zone, which will be patrolled by Roads and Maritime vessels.

Penalties may apply (section 12(5) - Marine Safety Act 1998)

Restrictions imposed under Section 11

Pursuant to section 12(3) of the Marine Safety Act 1998, special restrictions apply to all vessels navigating in the vicinity of the Exclusion Zone as follows:

  • A 6 knot speed limited zone and a "minimum wash" zone will apply within 200 metres of the Exclusion Zone during the times listed above;

Penalties may apply (section 12(5) - Marine Safety Act 1998).

Maps and Charts Affected

RMS Boating Map — 9D

RAN Hydrographic Chart AUS 200

For full details visit the Roads and Maritime Services website

Marine Notice SE1704

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