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Boating Safety Mobile Apps

The boating public can use mobile apps for many purposes, from safety checklists and local facilities, through to trip preparation and checking the weather.

The officially endorsed boating apps of TfNSW is:

  1. Deckee


  • Suitable for the recreational boating public.


  • explore the waterways and browse tips and photos of fishing spots and anchorages from other boaters
  • read business reviews and connect with local service providers
  • boat insurance comparison
  • AIS vessel tracking - Follow the real time movements of AIS registered vessels
  • receive live updates of important marine notices from Transport for NSW
  • see the latest weather information


Deckee's maps show boat ramps, speed zones, navigational aids, and additional information. They have access to a live data feed from Transport for NSW that captures alerts, marine notices and campaigns which are displayed on the app.

Deckee became a partnered app as a result of the Boating Companion Innovation Challenge run by the Open Data and Innovation Team at Transport for NSW. The participants were given the following challenge: help recreational boat users make informed decisions for a safe journey. To find out more about the Boating Companion Innovation Challenge, visit the Open Data Hub.