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Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve

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If you are a repeat visitor to the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve and have reserved a mooring and have read, understood and agreed to the Terms & Conditions to enter the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve, then proceed to book your permit by clicking the book now button below.  

Otherwise, please proceed to read the Terms & Conditions.

Discover – Interact – Explore

The Ex- HMAS Adelaide is located 1.4 kms from the Skillion at Terrigal and 1.8 kms from Avoca Beach, resting in approximately 32 metres of water. In time, this artificial reef will earn its reputation as a world class dive attraction and create substantial benefits for the Central Coast community.

Prior to entering the Ex–HMAS Adelaide Reserve (R.1014968), you must acknowledge that your visit to the dive site is an inherently dangerous activity and you enter the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve (R.1014968), entirely at your own risk.

View the Location Plan for the Reserve and the MGA Coordinates and the Ex HMAS Adelaide Reserve Recreational Fishing Closure.

Site Map

Click on illustration to view indicative buoys relative to Wreck

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PUBLIC NOTICE  (click to view)

Crown Lands (General Reserves) By-law 2006
Designated Entry Point For and Conditions of Entry to
Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve 1014968 
Terrigal Haven boat ramp is the designated entry point for this Reserve which is situated to the south south east and approximately 1.4km from the Skillion.  The location of the submerged Ex-HMAS Adelaide is identified by navigation markers situated within the Reserve.
The following conditions of entry to the Reserve apply:
• No fishing in the Reserve.
• Mooring is not permitted within the Reserve without a permit.
• A No Boating Zones applies within the buoyed area of the Reserve.
• Diving or snorkelling in the Reserve is not permitted without a permit.
• Permits may be obtained from Central Coast Tourism Incorporated as agent for the Reserve Trust
  (Tel 1300 132 975,
www.hmasadelaide.com).  Fees apply.
• Diving operations are conducted in the Reserve and any passage through any part of the Reserve must be conducted with caution and in accordance with marine rules and regulations
• The Ex-HMAS Adelaide is located within the Reserve and appropriate respect is to be observed whilst within the Reserve.
• PENALTIES APPLY FOR BREACH OF THESE CONDITIONS

These conditions are in addition to any other provisions or rules which may apply to or in respect of the area within the Reserve.

Authorised by NSW Lands Administration Ministerial Corporation
as Reserve Trust Manager for the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve R.1014968


How to Access the Reserve

You may only access the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve and dive / snorkel site from a boat which is authorised to be on one of the six moorings between 6.00am and 6.30pm. All persons entering the Ex-HMAS ADELAIDE Reserve (R.1014968), whether for the purpose of diving, snorkelling, observing or any other purpose are required to purchase a Daily Permit for the date of issue and must only be used in conjunction with a valid mooring booking. Anyone diving on the site must comply with Australian Standard AS4005.1 or equivalent as a minimum level of certification.  A maximum of 14 persons permitted in the water for each two hour mooring timeslot. 

For assistance with Permit and Mooring Bookings refer to the details below to contact the team at Central Coast Tourism.

Terrigal Haven Boat Ramp Upgrade

Major reconstruction improvements to Terrigal Haven Boat Ramp will start on 26 April 2016. 
Construction will last approximately 12 weeks.
Terrigal Haven Boat Ramp and eastern areas of the Haven will be closed to all access throughout the construction period. Alternative boat ramps providing ocean access include Norah Head, Woy Woy and Pretty Beach.
For more information, contact Gosford City Council on 4325 8222

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Moorings

Option 1) 
Book a dive tour with a commercial dive operator: 
** In this instance, you will only be required to book a Permit

Pro-Dive Central Coast Telephone: 61 2 4389 3483 Web: www.prodivecentralcoast.com.au

Option 2)
Book a 
dive tour with a Commercial Dive Tour Operator who has booked and paid for a casual commercial mooring through Central Coast Tourism
** In this instance, you will only be required to book a Permit
2 Hour 'Casual Commercial Dive Operator'  Mooring AUD $80.00

Option 3)
Book a time slot with a 'Public' Mooring or ‘Club’ Mooring.
* In this instance, you will be required to book a Mooring for your vessel and a Permit for each person entering the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve.

 2 Hour Club Mooring AUD $60.00

 2 Hour Public Mooring AUD $60.00

Cancellation Policy for Mooring Bookings
30 days prior 50% cancellation fee of total booking amount. Less than 30 days prior 100% cancellation fee of total booking amount. All bookings and payments are non-transferable unless weather conditions render the site inaccessible.  In these circumstances, bookings can be rescheduled to a more appropriate time slot.

Central Coast Tourism reserve the right to revoke a Permit and Mooring booking if the need arises to close the dive site for any reason whatsoever. In this circumstance, CCT will rebook / reschedule mooring reservation to another suitable timeslot, subject to availability.  Bookings cannot be rescheduled in any other circumstance.  All bookings require full payment at the time of booking. If weather or conditions not suitable for dive to proceed, customer or operator has 24 hours to notify CCT on 4343 4444 to rebook / re schedule mooring reservation to another suitable time slot, subject to availability.


Permits to Enter

Permit for entry and diving / snorkeling within the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve' R.1014968

$18 per person per day.

To proceed to make a booking, view and accept the Terms and Conditions to enter the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve.

Cancellation Policy for Permit to Enter
72 hours prior 50% cancellation fee of total booking amount. Less than 72 hours prior 100% cancellation fee of total booking amount. All bookings and payments are non-transferable unless weather conditions render the site inaccessible.  In these circumstances, bookings can be rescheduled to a more appropriate time slot.

Central Coast Tourism reserve the right to revoke a Permit and Mooring booking if the need arises to close the dive site for any reason whatsoever. In this circumstance, CCT will re book / reschedule mooring reservation to another suitable timeslot, subject to availability.  Bookings cannot be rescheduled in any other circumstance.  All bookings require full payment at the time of booking. If weather or conditions not suitable for dive to proceed, customer or operator has 24 hours to notify CCT on 4343 4444 to rebook / re schedule mooring reservation to another suitable time slot, subject to availability

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Telephone enquiries and bookings
Telephone 61 2 4343 4444 or toll free 1300 132 975 and speak to our Sales and Information team to secure your mooring and or daily permit.

Over the Counter
There are three Visitor Information Centres that you can visit to reserve your mooring and purchase your daily permit.

Kariong Visitor Information Centre
52 The Avenue, Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong NSW 2250
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Saturday & Sunday 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Gosford Visitor Information Centre
200 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250
Open: Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday 9.30am to 1.30pm Closed Sunday

The Entrance Visitor Information Centre
Memorial Park, Marine Parade, The Entrance NSW 2261
Open: 7 Days 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Central Coast Tourism reserve the right to revoke a Permit and Mooring booking if the need arises to close the dive site for any reason whatsoever. In this circumstance, CCT will rebook / reschedule mooring reservation to another suitable time slot, subject to availability.  Bookings cannot be rescheduled in any other circumstance.  All bookings require full payment at the time of booking. If weather or conditions not suitable for dive to proceed, customer or operator has 24 hours to notify CCT on 4343 4444 to rebook / re schedule mooring reservation to another suitable time slot, subject to availability.

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