Marine communications and radio

Marine radio weather broadcasts

You can receive weather broadcasts from the Bureau of Meteorology on HF radio.

There are two sets of frequencies - one covering the east of Australia (VMC) and the other the west (VMW). 

These are continually broadcast on a four-hour cycle. 

That means weather for any one area is broadcast six times in any 24-hour period.

You can also receive weather broadcasts over VHF channel 67 by Coast Radio Darwin at 0803 and 1803 every day.

This includes the forecast for Darwin Harbour and surrounding areas plus the coastal waters forecast from Daly River to Cape Don.

You can get weather information by calling any of the following:

  • 1900 955 367 - for coastal forecasts, warnings and observation bulletins
  • 1300 659 214 - for warnings including coastal waters and wind warnings
  • 1300 659 211 - for tropical cyclone warnings and information.

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Last updated: 10 March 2015

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