Station Information

Station ID: 1159
Latitude: -18.000833
Longitude: 122.218639
Coastline code: 680
Station code: 497
Time span of RLR data: 1992 – 2023
RLR completeness (%): 100
Time span of metric data: 1966 – 2023
Metric completeness (%): 87
Date of last update: 01 Feb 2024

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: BRO1
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: brom
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 166: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 166: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1995-05-02

Station density along some sections of the Australian coast has meant that station codes 601 onwards have been re-ordered compared to those in earlier versions of the PSMSL data set.

Documentation added 1996-03-28

Revised data received from the National Tidal Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia. SEAFRAME station installed 27/11/1991

Documentation added 1998-01-21

up to 1971: gauge type=Leupold and Stevens

Documentation added 2000-04-10

This is a "baseline station" of the Australian National Tidal Facility.

Documentation added 2000-04-10

Broome 680/497 RLR(1996) is 14.94m below "Tidal BM"

Documentation added 2011-10-20

From information from both the National Tidal Centre and Geoscience Australia it appears that the datum reference for Broome has been changed from Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) to Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT). Lat is 0.86m below TGZ and 5.322 below the national datum AHD. To accommodate the change the RLR factor has been revised from 2.4m to 1.54m.

Documentation added 2019-01-23

Data values for February, March, April and June 2016 have been revised.

Data Authority

National Tidal Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
PO Box 421
Kent Town 5071
South Australia

Documentation added 2010-08-12

Formerly known as the National Tidal Facility