NEWS – NSW Maritime online locator

News - NSW Maritime Online Locator

Boaters looking for boat ramps, waterside fuel outlets and other boating services anywhere in NSW will now be able to locate them with just a few clicks of the mouse.

NSW Minister for Ports and Waterways, Paul McLeay this week launched a web resource that will help boaters find useful information or locations anywhere in the state.

“The NSW Maritime online locator provides directions from any location in NSW to any boat ramp in the state,” McLeay said.

“This handy resource will enhance boaters’ time afloat, because it means they’ll spend less time trying to find the boat ramp and where to re-fuel and (have) more time on the water.

“It’s a particularly valuable resource for families with trailerboats. In a few minutes, they’ll be able to plan a boating trip in any part of the state, both inland and on the coast,” he said.

McLeay encouraged boaters using the locator to take the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the wide range of boating safety information also on the website.

“Many people take their boats out all year round and it is especially important in the cooler months to be well prepared,” McLeay said.

How it works:
* Type in the waterway, town or suburb where you want to start from;
* The locator will then list the nearest boat ramps, fuel outlets, pump-out facilities and NSW Maritime service centre (or other locations for boat registration and licence transactions such as RTA offices);
* A map of the chosen location will show those key features at a glance; and,
* Rolling the cursor over an item provides further detail about that facility, and a link to an application for obtaining directions.

McLeay said the locator was the latest in a suite of NSW Maritime online initiatives designed to improve service to the boating community.

“This follows the installation of barcams, which provide live footage of coastal bars at numerous sites along the coast, the Maritime Alert system on weather conditions and the Vessel Navigation Interactive Guide, which includes practical information on night boating and rules of the waterways,” said McLeay.

“All these initiatives are there to help boaters enjoy our wonderful waterways, safely,” he said.