About Marine Weather Services

Third image, ‘Kylie’ a trawler built by Adelaide Ship Construction International.

If you are a recreational boater, sailor or commercial operator, the Bureau of Meteorology provides marine weather forecasts, warnings and observations for local waters, coastal waters areas and high seas around Australia (under the Safety of Life at Sea convention).

Our marine forecasts and warnings are also useful for activities along the coast, such as swimming, surfing and rockfishing.

Boaters can stay tuned into the forecasts and warnings through marine radio (HF and VHF), MarineLite webpages, and SafetyNet satellite broadcasts.

It is recommended to check the weather before you go out on the water using the five vital checks.