Passenger Operations through Port Phillip Heads

All commercial boat operators who take passengers through Port Phillip Heads are required to hold a Passenger Operations through Port Phillip Heads Local Knowledge Certificate (LK.15) issued by Maritime Safety Victoria. The vessel must be in current Survey and the Master is required to hold a commercial Certificate of Competency at Coxswain Grade 1 NC or higher.

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Definition of Port Phillip Heads

The following definition of Port Phillip Heads for passenger operations is defined in the Victorian Government Gazette No. S 500 of 1/10/20

Port Phillip Heads”

means All the waters south of an imaginary line between Murray Tower Lat: 38° 16.43’ S Long: 144° 39.58’ E to Popes Eye South Cardinal mark 38° 17.3328’ S Long: 144° 41.28’ E located in the South Channel and the waters west of an imaginary line from Popes Eye South Cardinal mark 38° 17.3328’ S Long: 144° 41.28’ E, through the Entrance Beacon North Cardinal mark to Observatory Point, Lat: 38°18.34’ S Long: 144° 40.92 E and the seaward limits of a line drawn on an arc of a radius of 3 nautical miles centred on Point Lonsdale Lat: 38°17.52’ S Long: 144° 36.83’ E to Nepean Bank, Lat: 38° 18.9’ S, Long: 144° 40.23’ E, and Lonsdale Bank, Lat: 38o 16.43’S, Long: 144o 33.28’ E Datum WGS84”

Abbreviated Definition

Port Phillip Heads means all waters south of an imaginary line between Murray Tower to Popes Eye South Cardinal mark to the Entrance Beacon North Cardinal mark to Observatory Point and the seaward limits of a line drawn on an arc of a radius of 3 nm centred on Point Lonsdale to Nepean Bank and Lonsdale Bank”

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