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VTS areas in Australia

We authorise and audit vessel traffic service (VTS) authorities in Australia.
VTS VTS Authority Services provided* Further information

Abbot Point VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

Ashburton VTS Pilbara Ports AuthorityPort of Dampier INS, TOS

Brisbane VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

Cairns VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

Dampier VTS

Pilbara Ports AuthorityPort of Dampier

INS, TOS

Fremantle VTS Fremantle Ports INS, TOS, NAS

Gladstone VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

Hay Point VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

Mackay VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

Melbourne VTS

Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) INS, TOS

Port Hedland VTS

Pilbara Ports AuthorityPort Hedland

INS, TOS

REEFVTS
(Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Services)

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, NAS

Sydney VTS Port Authority of New South Wales INS, TOS

Townsville VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

Weipa VTS

Maritime Safety Queensland

INS, TOS, NAS

*INS = information service: a service to ensure essential information becomes available in time for on-board navigational decision making.

 TOS = traffic organisation service: a service to prevent the development of dangerous maritime traffic situations and to provide for the safe and efficient movement of vessel traffic within the VTS area.

 NAS = navigational assistance service: a service to assist on-board decision making and to monitor its effects, especially in difficult navigational or meteorological circumstances or in the case of defects or deficiencies.

Last updated: 

Wednesday 15 May 2019