Navigation Restriction - Dawes Point, Port Jackson - Harbour Bridge Maintenance works

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Dawes Point, Port Jackson
Port Jackson - Harbour Bridge maintenance works
Monday 9 April 2018 to Thursday 24 May 2018


Vessel operators are advised that due to railway maintenance works on the southern end of the Harbour Bridge, navigation will be restricted on Port Jackson in the area of Dawes Point under the Harbour Bridge, from Monday 9 April to Thursday 24 May 2018.

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, an Exclusion Zone will be established on the navigable waters of Port Jackson which will extend 30 metres west of the western bridge face and 60 metres north of the Dawes Point shoreline between the above dates. The Zone will be marked by lit yellow buoys (refer image below).

Unauthorised vessels are prohibited from operating within the exclusion zone.


Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and to pay particular attention to the buoyed off area. This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.


Roads and Maritime advises:  

  1. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – clause 11(2) ) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)
  2. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works 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).
  3. 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 & Maritime Services Boating Map – 9D

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Manager Operations Sydney Harbour, Roads & Maritime Services, (02) 9563 8504


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