Related Information Required or Recommended


The following publications are either required or recommended for inclusion in a vessel’s navigation outfit. In some cases the decision will be determined by whether the vessel is operating only within the Australian Charting Area (including Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australian Antarctic Territory), or operating internationally.

RELATED INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY THE AUSTRALIAN HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE

Australian National Tide Tables

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11 Australian National Tide Tables (printed)
  AusTIDES (MS Windows application)

Australian Notices to Mariners

Australian Notices to Mariners are published on this website in both PDF and within the Australian Chart Index. A number of commercial organisations provide customised distribution of these Notices as part of services tailored for international shipping.

Australian Notices to Mariners are repeated in Admiralty Notices to Mariners approximately five weeks later than the Australian publication date, and are included only for those Australian paper nautical charts adopted and printed by the UK Hydrographic Office or their agents. If differences are noted between Australian and UK Notices, refer to the relevant Australian Notice.

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18 Australian Notices to Mariners – fortnightly (PDF download)
  Australian Chart Index (refer to details accompanying each individual paper nautical chart)
  e-Notices (AHO email service)
  Boat Books Australia – Bridge Watch (www.boatbooks-aust.com.au)
  Chart Co (www.chartco.com)
  GNS (formerly Thomas Gunn) (www.gnsworldwide.com)
  Marine Press (www.marinepress.com)

Mariners Handbook for Australian Waters

Note that authoritative details regarding all relevant radio and related services are contained within AHP20 Mariners Handbook for Australian Waters. If differences are noted between AHP20 and ALRS, refer to AHP20.

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20 Mariners Handbook for Australian Waters (printed)
20 Mariners Handbook for Australian Waters (PDF download)
Supplement Supplement Chapter 13 of AHP20 – Mariners guide to accuracy of depth information in ENC (PDF download)

Australian Charts and Publications Maintenance Handbook

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24 Australian Charts and Publications Maintenance Handbook (PDF download)

RELATED INFORMATION JOINTLY PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE & AUSTRALIAN HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE

Admiralty Sailing Directions and their latest supplements

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9 Antarctic Pilot
13 Australia Pilot Vol I
14 Australia Pilot Vol II
15 Australia Pilot Vol III
  Sailing Directions (PDF) - via Admiralty Digital Publications

RELATED INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE

Admiralty Sailing Directions and their latest supplements

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60 Pacific Islands Pilot Vol I
61 Pacific Islands Pilot Vol II

Admiralty List of Lights and Fog Signals

Authoritative details regarding position and characteristics are shown on the relevant largest scale ENC and paper chart. If differences are noted, refer to the relevant chart.

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83 Volume K - Western Pacific Ocean, south of the Equator
88 Volume Q – Eastern Indian Ocean, south of the Equator
  Admiralty Digital List of Lights - via Admiralty Digital Publications

Admiralty List of Radio Signals

Authoritative details regarding all relevant radio and related services in Australian waters are contained within AHP20 Mariners Handbook for Australian Waters. If differences are noted between AHP20 and ALRS, refer to AHP20.

Vessels requiring additional information outside the Australian Charting Area may choose to carry the Admiralty List of Radio Signals in addition to AHP20.

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281(2) Volume 1 Part 2 Coast Radio Stations Oceania, the Americas and the Far East
282 Volume 2 Radio Aids to Navigation, Satellite Navigation Systems, Legal Time, Radio Time Signals and Electronic Position Fixing Systems
283 (2) Volume 3 Part 2 Maritime Safety Information Services Oceania, the Americas and the Far East
285 Volume 5 Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
286 (4) Volume 6 Part 4 Pilot Services, Vessel Traffic Services and Port Operations Asia and Australasia

Tidal Publications

Authoritative details regarding all Standard and Secondary Ports in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory are contained within AHP11 Australian National Tide Tables and AusTIDES. If differences are noted between Admiralty and Australian tidal predictions, particularly where the Admiralty has listed a port as a Secondary Port and the AHO has it listed as a Standard Port, refer to AHP11 or AusTIDES.

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204-09 Admiralty Tide Tables Volume 4 - Pacific Ocean (including Tidal Stream Tables)
  TotalTide CD-ROM

Miscellaneous Publications

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350(2) Admiralty Distance Tables - Indian Ocean and part of the Southern Ocean from South Africa to New Zealand, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Eastern Archipelago
350(3) Admiralty Distance Tables - Pacific Ocean and bordering seas
5012 Guide to ENC symbols used in ECDIS
735 Maritime Buoyage System

For more information about United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (Admiralty) publications, visit www.ukho.gov.uk.