Victorian Notice to Mariners

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

Melbourne, 21 February 2020 Australia - Victoria

21 February 2020

No. 072(T) – 2020

Local Port of Port Phillip


Williamstown Beach - Swim Events - BIG BAY SWIM & International Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Championship


Sunday 23 February 2020 between 0930hrs and 1300hrs


Mariners are advised of an open water swim event occurring off Williamstown Beach during the times nominated above.
A set aside will exist around the competition area, which is bounded by the beach and the following marker buoys at approximate locations (WGS84):
1. 37˚52.182’S, 144˚53.400’E 3. 37˚52.332’S, 144˚53.015’E
2. 37˚52.225’S, 144˚53.000’E 4. 37˚52.324’S, 144˚53.525’E
The competition area will be patrolled by event marshals.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution within the vicinity of the event and to observe signage and directions from event marshals.

Relevant Law:

The set aside area has been established under the Port Management (Local Ports) Regulations 2015. Entry is prohibited to all persons excluding the event officials and Parks Victoria officers.

Charts & Publications Affected:

AUS 143, 155

Further Notice:

This Notice is self-cancelling. No further Notice will be issued.


If you require any further information, please contact the event organiser on 0408 530 430

Deven Sumputh

A/ Senior Manager Local Ports and Waterways

Marine and Maritime Region

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