MARINE RADIO CHANNELS

To improve monitoring for Distress Calls add these Channels to your Dual Watch or Tri Watch is a feature generally found o base or portable marine radios and is used to simultaneously monitor channel 16 plus other channels of your choice.

VHF MARINE

Channel 12 - Brisbane VTS

This channel is used by vessels working the main shipping channels on Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River between Point Cartwright at Mooloolaba and Brett's Wharf at Hamilton Reach on the Brisbane River.

Brisbane VTS Information Sheet

 

VHF Channel 13 - Brisbane River CBD  & Southern Moreton Bay Islands Working & Calling Channel

Vessels working on the Brisbane River upstream from Brett's Wharf and  southern Moreton Bay, south of a line running from the Boat Passage Bridge at Fishermans Islands, to North Point on St Helena Island, to Reeders Point on Moreton Island, and then to the southern limit which follows Latitude 27°40'S

Brisbane River Safety Guide

Brisbane River Note: 

Commercial vessels should generally operate as close as practicable to the starboard side of the centre third of the navigable river unless it is unsafe to do so. Masters are required to give position calls via VHF channel 12 and/or 13 on approach to sharp/blind bends and bridges, with additional calls when overtaking other vessels or in restricted visibility.

VHF Channel 16 - Distress, Safety, and Initial Calling Channel

A distress call has priority over all other transmissions. On VHF, use channel 16 or 67 for distress transmissions

When calling and working with another maritime station, establish communications on a calling frequency.

For VHF, this is channel 16.

Once communications have been established, switch to a working channel or frequency.

For VHF, use channels 72, or 77 when working with other vessels. When calling and working with a coast station like marine rescue unit they will advise you to change to a channel of their choice

VHF Channel 20 - Tangalooma Repeater 

This repeater is located at Tangalooma and provides good coverage across the northern part of Moreton Bay.

Thank you to Redcliffe Coast Guard QF3 for supplying this repeater to the boating public 

VHF Channel 21 - Cape Moreton Repeater 

This repeater is located at Cape Moreton and provides good coverage for the offshore area of Moreton & North Stradbroke Island and offshore areas as far as the Noosa region.

Thank you to Redcliffe Coast Guard QF3 for supplying this repeater to the boating public 

Coast Guard Redcliffe does weather broadcasts updates daily at the following times 06:15, 12:15, 16:15 

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay waters forecast

VHF Channel 22 - Noosa Repeater 

This repeater is located at Noosa Heads and provides good coverage across the Noosa region.

Thank you to Noosa Coast Gaurd QF5 for supplying this repeater to the boating public 

VHF Channel 63 - Brisbane Water Police Repeater

This repeater is owned and operated by the Queensland Police Service contact can be made to the Water Police on this channel or by phoning (07) 3895 0333

VHF Channel 67 - Safety & Weather Channel

This channel can be used for distress transmissions.

This channel also does weather broadcasts updates daily from Seaway Tower Southport & Coast Guard Mooloolaba

VMR 414 Seaway Tower Southport Times

06:05 Moreton Bay & Gold Coast waters forecast

10:05 Gold Coast waters forecast

14:05 Gold Coast waters forecast

17:33 Moreton Bay & Gold Coast waters forecast

VHF Channel 73 - Working Channel

This channel is used and monitored by volunteer marine rescue & coast guard and used as a working channel

VHF Channel 80 - Tin Can Bay Repeater

This repeater provides good coverage of the Sunshine Coast region and Sandy straits ​

VHF Channel 81 - Mt Glorious  Repeater

This repeater provides good coverage of Moreton Bay, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast regions, and the Brisbane River

VHF Channel 82 - Jacobs Well Repeater

This repeater is located at Stapylton and provides good coverage from Moreton Bay south to the Gold Coast region

27 MHz Marine

Use 27.88MHz (channel 88) and 27.86MHz as supplementary

MF/HF Marine

For distress and calling use 4125, 6215, 8291KHz.

For navigational warnings use 8176KHz.