Victorian Notice to Mariners

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

Melbourne, 01 June 2022 Australia – Victoria

1 June 2022

No. 206(T) - 2022

Local Port of Port Phillip

Patterson River

Patterson River Rail Bridge – Southern Exclusion Zone for Bridge Works


Thursday 2 June 2022 until further notice


Mariners are advised that the works to the Rail Bridge over Patterson River are progressing from the northern side of the bridge to the southern side. The northern exclusion zone will be demobilised and re-established on the southern side of the bridge to facilitate the works, as shown in the image below. Vessel transit will be available throughout the works.
The southern exclusion zone will extend along the south bank, from 70m upstream to 70m downstream of the Rail Bridge between the following approximate locations (WGS84) and includes the starboard (southern) transit lane beneath the bridge. The port (northern) transit lane will remain open for all vessel traffic.
1. 38°04.581’S, 145°07.350’E 2. 38°04.387’S, 145°07.266’E
The above exclusion zone will be activated and marked to IALA standards by water communication buoys. Completion of the works is projected for mid-June.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution within the vicinity of the Patterson River Rail Bridge and obey all speed limits and signage.

Relevant Law:

The exclusion zone has been established under section 211(1) (b) of the Marine Safety Act 2010. Vessels are prohibited from entering the exclusion zone, excluding vessels involved directly in the works and Parks Victoria vessels.

Previous notice:

151(T)-22 is referred and cancelled

Charts & Publications Affected:

AUS 143

Further Notice:

A further Notice will be issued.


If you require any further information, please contact the Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

David Ritman

Manager Regional Planning

Southern and Maritime Region

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