Navigation restriction - Bathurst Reach, Hawkesbury river, Wisemans Ferry - New Years Eve fireworks displays

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Bathurst Reach, Hawkesbury River, Wisemans Ferry
8:45pm to 9:30pm - Sunday 31 December 2017 and
From 11:45pm Sunday 31 December 2017 to
12:30am Monday 1 January 2018


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 in the vicinity of Carinya Ski Ranch, Bathurst Reach, Wisemans Ferry, from 8:45pm to 9:30pm on Sunday 31 December 2017, and then from 11:45pm on Sunday 31 December 2017 to 12:30am on Monday 1 January 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the All Occasions Pyrotechnics Pty Ltd to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River in the vicinity of Carinya Ski Ranch Bathurst Reach, Wisemans Ferry between the above times. The Zone will be marked by buoys and a patrol vessel will maintain the exclusion zone when activated between the above times.


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)

Vessels navigating the area must produce no wash, and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 9C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local   Roads & Maritime Services Boating Safety Officer on phone: 0407107487


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