eNotices

    What is eNotices?

    eNotices is a free subscription service that enables you to receive the latest navigational safety critical notifications about those paper charts and those paper and electronic publications, that you have nominated. This service is very useful for all mariners whether they have a small set of charts and publications, or the entire catalogue, as only the notices that apply for the current edition are emailed to you. All you need is a working email account and you are on your way to receiving the latest navigational safety critical Notices to Mariners automatically.

    ENC users should strongly consider using eNotices a means of receiving notifications that updates have been made to Australian Hydrographic Publications, including when using electronic versions, as this should prompt downloading of the latest version.

    What is included in eNotices?

    eNotices includes all Permanent, Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners for your nominated Australian, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands charts, as well as Australian Hydrographic Publications, supplied by text email.

    Block updates, tracings and cumulative lists are not included in eNotices, however links are included in the emails. This allows eNotices email file sizes to remain small compared to the full fortnightly Australian Notice to Mariners, and therefore is more easily downloaded at sea.

    Full fortnightly Australian Notices to Mariners (including accompanying blocks and tracings) are available from the View Notices to Mariners section of this web site each fortnight.

    How do I subscribe to eNotices?

    To subscribe to eNotices you need a working email account, then select Subscribe Now.

    How does eNotices work?

    During the subscription process, users create their portfolio of charts and publications by selecting from a scrollable list. Then, as each edition of Australian Notices to Mariners is published, subscribers are automatically emailed only those Notices to Mariners that affect their portfolio. Users of electronic Australian Hydrographic Publications can use Notices that affect their publications as a prompt to download the latest version or update.

    How do I update or make changes to my Notices Portfolio ?

    Previously registered users can make modifications to their chart portfolio by logging on below.

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    What types of Notices are included in eNotices?

    Permanent, Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners are all included in eNotices in an easy to read text format.

    Blocks, tracings or Part 1 of the Australian Notices to Mariners (charts and publications published or withdrawn) are not included in eNotices, however links to blocks are included in the emails. This allows eNotices email file sizes to remain small compared to the full fortnightly Australian Notice to Mariners, and therefore is more easily downloaded at sea. Full fortnightly Australian Notices to Mariners (including accompanying blocks and tracings) are available from the View Notices to Mariners section of this web site each fortnight.

    Where can I find updates to electronic Australian Hydrographic Publications?

    AusTides updates. These are available from the AusTides Updates section of this website.

    Mariner’s Handbook for Australian Waters (AHP20) updates. Simply re-download the pdf version from the Mariner’s Handbook for Australian Waters section of this website. At the time of download it will always include the latest Notices to Mariners updates.

    Australian Chart and Publication Maintenance Handbook (AHP24) updates. Simply re-download the publication from the Australian Chart and Publication Maintenance Handbook section of this website. At the time of download it will always be the most up to date version.

    How else can I obtain Notices to Mariners updates?

    Correcting individual paper charts. If you want access to Notices to Mariners on a casual basis and know the AUS, PNG or SLB chart number you are after, you can use our Standard Australian Chart Index. The paper chart list provides details of the latest update status for each chart, and by selecting ‘details – view’ you can access every individual Notice affecting the current edition of that chart. This option is recommended if you wish to periodically correct a small number of charts and need to know which notices are applicable to these specific charts.

    Correcting paper publications or all your paper charts each fortnight. If you want to update your portfolio of charts and publications on a regular basis, download the fortnightly Notices to Mariners PDF edition by going to the View Australian Notices to Mariners section of this web site. This option is recommended if you wish to regularly update all affected charts and publications in response to each edition of Notices to Mariners.

    *IMPORTANT NOTICE*

    Each edition of Notices to Mariners includes all significant information affecting AHO products which the AHO has become aware of since the last edition. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, including third party information, on which these updates are based. The AHO regards third parties from which it receives information as reliable, however the AHO cannot verify all such information and errors may therefore exist. The AHO does not accept liability for errors in third party information.