Station Information

Station ID: 196
Latitude: -33.854667
Longitude: 151.225778
Coastline code: 680
Station code: 140
Time span of data: 1914 – 2023
Completeness (%): 98
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: CHIP, SYDN, UNSW, FTDN
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 333: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 333: 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 2002-01-10

Sydney, F.Denison 2 680/140 RLR(1972,FD) is 12.7m below PM 101

Documentation added 2002-01-10

Data in this Sydney, Fort Denison record are true MSL (from hourly values) unlike the MTL of record id.65. The analogue tide gauge was replaced by an acoustic digital gauge in 1996.

Documentation added 2013-01-08

From documentation downloaded from NTC primary benchmark is confirmed as PM 101 (Dept. of Lands) a brass plug 6.647m above datum. There are two sensors at site both SONIC WATER LEVEL SENSORS and both Model SR-10

Documentation added 2019-06-06

2018 data replaced - previous version was loaded in error. That data was not from Fort Denison, but from a gauge in a nearby naval base.

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