Station Information

Station ID: 1549
Latitude: -20.623611
Longitude: 116.749056
Coastline code: 680
Station code: 486
Time span of data: 1982 – 2015
Completeness (%): 88
Date of last update: 16 Mar 2020

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.

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 1996-05-20

Revised data 1982-1986 received from the National Tidal Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia

Documentation added 2010-08-23

Supplying authority have confirmed that for data after 9/10/1982, vertical datum is Chart Datum. Primary benchmark A 958 is 7.477 m above Chart Datum. RLR (2008) defined as 11.6 m below
A 958

Documentation added 2013-03-14

The reference datum for King Bay changed from Chart Datum to Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT) on 01/01/2009. The difference between the two is 0.12m the RLR factor has changed.

Documentation added 2013-08-19

Following a recent download of data for King Bay from the NTC website it was noticed that the data for 2008 had been revised. This data has now been re-loaded onto the database.

Documentation added 2020-03-16

A comparison of data with that currently available from the Bureau of Meteorology shows the switch in datum to LAT occurred at the start of 2008, not 2009 (hence the correction of 2008 data made in 2013).

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