Navigation and Pilotage


Is compulsory for vessels over 500 GRT.

Radio Info:

VHF listening watch on Ch12 maintained on weekdays between 0830hrs to 1700hrs.
For shipping movements the Pilot will contact vessel on VHF one hour before the Pilot on board time.
Call sign "Albany Port".


All vessels MUST have chart AUS109, 110 and 118 before entering port waters.If they do not they must advise their agent who will arrange for the chart to be supplied by launch on arrival at port limits. The chart has 7 anchorage positions A,B,C,D,E,F,G. The Port Authority will advise the agent which anchorage the ship must proceed to.

Transit from Albany Port limits to the anchorage area is permitted without a pilot. Masters must confirm their allocated anchorage with the port prior to entering King George Sound by Email:

Woodchip vessels to anchor at anchorage “G” - King Point light Bearing 276 deg (T) x 2.9 Nautical Miles unless otherwise advised.

Fishing: In Port

Fishing off the wharf or ship alongside is prohibited.

Fishing at Anchor:

Fishing in King George Sound is illegal unless the crew member holds a valid West Australian Recreational Fishing Licence. See

Fishing in Western Australia (Minimum species size and bag limits apply.)

Inbound Pilotage:

The pilot boarding ground (see chart AUS 109 & 110),position 35°04.0´ S, 118° 00.0´ East.

For ships at anchor the pilot will board at the anchorage.


The port uses the services of SVITZER Australia Pty Limited for its operations and they presently provide two Z-Peller tugs "KOONA" and "KAROO"which have:
50 MT Bollard pull over the stern - 3600HP - 2685 kW
50 MT Bollard pull over the stern - 3600Hp - 2685kW


Prevailing winds, South West in winter, Easterlies in summer.


Range 1 metre, but can be influenced by weather conditions.

General Shipping Information

Latitude 35° 02'; Longitude 117° 55' E. Situated in King George Sound on the South Coast of Western Australia
Admiralty Chart: AUS 109/110/118
Admiralty Pilot: 13
Time Zone: GMT + 8 hours

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