Notice to Mariners - Installation of courtesy mooring network South Coast

Installation of courtesy mooring network South Coast
December 2019 - until further notice


Vessel operators are advised that a network of 14 courtesy moorings has been installed along the South Coast between Wollongong and Eden, NSW, at the locations detailed below.


Courtesy moorings (usually coloured pink) are used by the boating public for temporarily mooring vessels as an alternative to anchoring, and are strategically located with coastal passage planning and the environment in mind to improve boating destinations and the boating experience.

The locations and positions for the South Coast courtesy mooring network are:

WollongongWollongong HarbourS34° 25.252'E150° 54.319'
ShellharbourKillalea – The FarmS34° 36.378'E150° 52.354'
ShellharbourBass Point North – Beauty CoveS34° 35.622'E150° 53.746'
Greenwell PointCrookhaven RiverS34° 54.040'E150° 43.804'
CurrarongAbraham’s BeachS35° 00.541'E150° 49.568'
Jervis BayCurrambene CreekS35° 02.188'E150° 40.200'
Jervis BayVincentiaS35° 04.069'E150° 40.728'
Batemans BayMaloneys BeachS35° 42.872'E150° 14.935'
Batemans BaySnapper IslandS35° 43.446'E150° 12.651'
NaroomaWagonga Inlet – Shell Point EastS36° 13.282'E150° 06.916'
NaroomaWagonga Inlet – Shell Point WestS36° 13.199'E150° 06.816'
NaroomaWagonga Inlet – Forsters BayS36° 13.516'E150° 07.199'
MerimbulaMerimbula Point SouthS36° 53.894'E149° 55.503'
EdenTwo Fold Bay – East Boyd BayS37° 06.598'E149° 55.478'

Courtesy moorings may only be used by the boating public in the following circumstances and when the following conditions apply:

  • When the master of a recreational vessel wishers to temporarily secure the vessel to a mooring, free of charge.
  • A courtesy mooring may not be used by a commercial operator. A commercial operator is the master of a vessel used for, or in connection with, any type of business, trade or commerce. Commercial vessels may include: fishing vessels, tourist/charter boats, work boats, ferries, water taxis, dive boats and sailing school vessels.
  • A maximum of one vessel may be attached to a courtesy mooring. ‘Rafting up’ (attaching other vessels to the moored vessel) is not permitted.
  • The moored vessel must not exceed the length and/ or tonnage limit(s) specified on any signage, either on, or in the vicinity of, the courtesy mooring. Penalties may apply if a courtesy mooring is used in contravention of any such sign or notice.
  • Courtesy moorings may only be occupied for the maximum period specified on any signage on, or in the vicinity of, the emergency mooring (generally 24 hours). Boating Safety Officers may assume possession of the vessel or object if this time limit is exceeded. The owner of the vessel is required to reimburse Maritime Division for any costs associated with the removal and storage of the vessel.


RMS Boating Maps – Coastal Maps 10 to 14 and related detailed maps.

Admiralty Chart – AUS808, 807, 806 and related detailed charts.

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Roads & Maritime Services Infoline seven days a week from 8.30am to 4.30pm on 131 236.


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