Brisbane & Bremer Rivers ~ Riverwatch 

Our Information 


At SEQUEST we conduct a listening watch on the following VHF marine channels for the Brisbane & Bremer Rivers on the following channels

Channel 16 Distress

Channel 67 Secondary Distress

Remember to use channel 16 or 67 for distress transmissions

Channel 13

 Vessels working on the Brisbane River upstream from Brett's Wharf ​

The best calling channel for contact is the following VHF marine channel

Channel 81 

(Mouth of the Brisbane River to IpswichRegion) 

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Brisbane River – Gazetted Speed Limits
The gazetted speed limits, over the ground, by legislation for the Brisbane River, are:

 From the Entrance Beacons to Luggage Point
13 knots (three-meter draft and over)
 Upstream of Luggage Point  
eight knots (three-meter draft and over)
From the public boat ramp at Kookaburra Park to Mount Crosby Weir
six knots (all traffic)
Story Bridge to William Jolly Bridge
15 knots (eight-metre LOA and over)
All creeks and waterways flowing into the Brisbane River (except the Bremer River)
six knots all traffic.
Temporary speed limits may be gazetted during harbour works, such as wharf and bridge construction.
Further information is available via
Brisbane VTS or Notice to Mariners
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. Commercial vessels and recreational power craft operate in the centre third of the river however they do enter the outer thirds when docking and crossing the river. When entering and exiting the outer thirds of the river, commercial vessels and recreational power craft are required to maintain a proper lookout for all passive craft


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