Station Information

Station ID: 1761
Latitude: -31.825556
Longitude: 115.738583
Coastline code: 680
Station code: 472
Time span of RLR data: 1991 – 2023
RLR completeness (%): 96
Time span of metric data: 1990 – 2023
Metric completeness (%): 97
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: HIL1
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: hill
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 132: 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 2000-04-10

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

Documentation added 2000-04-10

Hillarys 680/472 RLR(2000) is 10.511m below HZ879

Documentation added 2011-09-06

The Hillarys record suggests that sea level is rising relatively fast due to local submergence from compaction of the coastal sandy location and significant ground water extraction, see the chapter by Deng et al. entitled 'Satellite Altimetry for Geodetic, Oceanographic and Climate Sudies in the Australian Region' in the book Coastal Altimetry (Wiley, 2011)

Documentation added 2011-10-24

Using information from the National Tidal Centre, Australia the RLR diagram has been revised. Benchmark HZ879 is 4.211m above TGZ. Benchmark Hamersley 130 T1 is 4.895m above TGZ and the national datum reference is 0.763m above tgz. The RLR factor is 6.3m.

Documentation added 2014-02-11

The high rate of sea level rise at Hillarys during the two decades since the early 1990s has been linked to groundwater withdrawal, see Burgette et al. (2013 Geophysical Journal International).

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