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Navigation Safety Notices and Bylaw 218

Navigation Safety Notices

Navigation Safety Notices are issued by the Nelson Harbourmaster to inform all port and waterway users of any circumstance that may affect the safety of navigation within harbour limits, as defined by Navigation Safety Bylaw No. 218.

Navigational Safety Notice 16 October 2019

Navigational Safety Notice 03 October 2019

Navigational Safety Notice 24 June 2019

Navigational Safety Notice 06 June 2019

Navigation Safety Notices in Force


Bylaw 218 Navigation Safety 2012

The Nelson City Council has adopted the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2012 and it came into effect on 1 December 2012.  It has replaced the previous navigation Safety and Recreational Marina Bylaws.

Click on the link for a full copy of the Bylaw.


New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code

The New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code is a voluntary national standard for the safe management of marine activities in ports and harbours, to support national and local legislation. It covers all activity associated with the movement of ships entering, leaving and navigating within ports and harbours.

Port Nelson Limited and Nelson City Council are jointly compliant with the New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code.

Information to assist Masters of ships visiting New Zealand in preparing their voyage plan as required by SOLAS V Regulation 34 


More Information

If you have any queries relating to the Bylaw please do not hesitate to email the Harbour Master at