Schedules for HF Marine Radio Voice Services

Broadcast frequencies

Station Day Time (kHz) 7 am to 6 pm * Night Time (kHz) 6 pm to 7 am *
VMC 4426, 8176, 12365, 16546 2201, 6507, 8176, 12365
VMW 4149, 8113, 12362, 16528 2056, 6230, 8113, 12362
* EST for VMC; WST for VMW * EST for VMC; WST for VMW

Marine radio coastal waters forecasts and warnings schedule

VMC and VMW voice broadcast schedules provide for bulletins of warnings broadcast on the hour in WST and EST (on the half hour CST). Weather forecasts for Coastal Waters and High Seas followed by coastal observations are broadcast using a program that is repeated every four hours. The program contains up-to-date forecasts, warnings and coastal observations.

Location Station Scheduled Broadcast times
Warnings for QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS and SA VMC Every hour commencing 0000 EST (0030 CST)
Warnings for QLD Gulf, NT, WA and SA VMW Every hour commencing 0000 WST (0030 CST)
Special Announcements VMW/VMC Five minutes to every hour
(25 minutes after the hour CST)
Forecasts for Queensland VMC 0330, 0730, 1130, 1530, 1930, 2330 EST
Forecasts for Queensland Gulf Waters VMW 0030, 0430, 0830, 1230, 1630, 2030 EST
Forecasts for New South Wales VMC 0130, 0530, 0930, 1330, 1730, 2130 EST
Forecasts for Victoria VMC 0130, 0530, 0930, 1330, 1730, 2130 EST
Forecasts for Tasmania VMC 0230, 0630, 1030, 1430, 1830, 2230 EST
Forecasts for South Australia VMW 0300, 0700, 1100, 1500, 1900, 2300 CST
Forecasts for Western Australia (north of North West Cape) VMW 0330, 0730, 1130, 1530, 1930, 2330 WST
Forecasts for Western Australia (south of North West Cape) VMW 0030, 0430, 0830, 1230, 1630, 2030 WST
Forecasts for Northern Territory VMW 0100, 0500, 0900, 1300, 1700, 2100 CST

Marine radio high seas forecasts and warnings schedule

Location Station Scheduled broadcast times
Warnings for Northern, NE and SE Areas VMC Every hour commencing 0000 EST (0030 CST)
Warnings for Northern, Western and SE Areas VMW Every hour commencing 0000 WST (0030 CST)
Special Announcements VMW/VMC Five Minutes to every hour
(25 minutes after the hour CST)
Forecasts for Northern Area VMC 0000, 0400, 0800, 1200, 1600, 2000 CST
VMW 0230, 0630, 1030, 1430, 1830, 2230 WST
Forecasts for North Eastern Area VMC 0030, 0430, 0830, 1230, 1630, 2030 EST
Forecasts for South Eastern Area VMC 0030, 0430, 0830, 1230, 1630, 2030 EST
Forecasts for Western Area VMW 0230, 0630, 1030, 1430, 1830, 2230 WST