Notices to mariners
Maritime Safety Queensland circulates marine safety information to mariners, organisations and other interested parties, in the form of notices to mariners.
Notices to mariners advise of:
- navigation warnings and hazards (such as aids to navigation that may have been destroyed, missing or unlit)
- changes to the uniform buoyage system (which assists with the correction and updating of marine charts)
- navigation depths (necessary when navigating in channels with depth restrictions)
- any other works that may affect the safe navigation of vessels in Queensland coastal waters and ports (such as dredging operations and construction works).
Notices can be accessed by clicking on the relevant location on the Queensland map or by selecting an option from the navigation panel on the left of the screen. A search function is also available.
The Australian Hydrographic Office of the Royal Australian Navy is the Commonwealth authority responsible for AUS Chart production and the circulation of Australian notices to mariners that are distributed nationally and internationally. Information contained in the Queensland notices is regularly reproduced in the Australian notices. These notices are recognised as being an authoritative, accurate guide on marine charts.