Navigation Restriction - Port Jackson, Sydney Harbour - Dawes Point

Port Jackson, Sydney Harbour - Dawes Point
Monday 20 July 2020 to June 2022


Vessel operators are advised that essential maintenance works associated with the Sydney Harbour Bridge (SHB) which spans Port Jackson will commence on Monday 20 July 2020 and continue for a period of approximately 2 years. During this time temporary Exclusion Zones will be implemented to allow for critical barge and infrastructure movements to be conducted.  The majority of the works and exclusion zones will be implemented outside of peak vessel traffic times and often at night.


At no time during the period of the works will the entire breadth of the channel be blocked, however sections of the channel will be closed at various times based on the location of the overhead works.

The Exclusion Zones will be broacdcast by Sydney VTS on VHF13. At times when Exclusion Zones are activated, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) as well as contractor control vessels will be on-station to advise boaters not to enter the area.

All vessel operators and persons in the vicinity must keep a proper lookout, keep well clear of the works and pay particular attention to construction work vessels. Masters are to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity and follow directions from control vessels.

This navigation restriction and warning remains in place for the duration of the works.


Transport for NSW advises:

  1. 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).
  2. 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)


Transport for NSW Boating Map – 9D and 9G

Navigation Charts AUS 200 and AUS 202

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Transport for NSW (Maritime) on 13 12 36.


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