Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River (Windsor to Sackville)

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Hawkesbury River, (Windsor to Sackville)
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
3:00pm to 12:00pm - Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 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 Hawkesbury River from:

  • Macquarie Park, Windsor to Sackville between 3:00pm and 12:00pm on Saturday 28 October 2017, and;
  • The event will continue as non-exlcusive use on 29 October 2017


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Sackville between the above times. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.


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 – 9C, 9B

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Boating Safety Officer, NSW Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0407 107 487


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