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Harbour traffic and exclusion zones

Visit the Roads and Maritime (RMS) website for information about harbour traffic and exclusion zones on Australia Day. Or call 131 256.

Exclusion zones for Australia Day 2017

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Safety on the water

With extra maritime traffic expected on the state’s waterways during Australia Day celebrations, NSW Police and maritime authorities will be out in force to ensure operators of recreational and commercial vessels are compliant with maritime laws.

Before heading out, check the vessel is in good working order, ensure all the required safety equipment – including lifejackets – is on board and check special-event maritime information.

Skippers are reminded of their responsibility to ensure there is safety equipment on board their vessels and are responsible for the manner in which their vessel is driven. 

Download the MarineRescue app from the App Store or Google Play and stay safe on the water. 

Register for the Captain's briefing

Captains of all craft (from navy ships to tinnies) are invited to attend the Captain's briefing.

  • Date: Thursday 19 January 2017
  • Time: 5:30pm start with drinks and nibbles after the briefing
  • Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

Attendance is optional but strongly encouraged. RSVP below. 

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