Tide Services

Tide measurement & reporting

HydroSurvey Australia manages the tide data for the whole of South Australia and we represent the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) on the Permanent Committee on Tides & Mean Sea Level (PCTMSL). Tidal data information is collected, measured and managed by HydroSurvey Australia.

Tide gauges have been established at all standard ports in South Australia. The measurements recorded are supplied to the National Tidal UnitĀ of the Bureau of Meteorology for the calculation of tidal predictions for future years.

An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) unit is used to record wave heights and current flow throughout the water column. It has been used to measure the movement of coastal sands and assist in marine dredging operations by determining the current flow through shipping channels.

Working in partnership with DPTI

Tide books containing tidal predictions are published in partnership with DPTI to assist local mariners, fishermen and boating enthusiasts.


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Hydrography experts

HydroSurvey Australia is the hydrographic survey division of Flinders Ports.

We adhere to the highest standards of project management and deliver hydrographic and tide survey services to our valued clients around Australia.

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Toll free 1800 060 450
P + 61 (0)8 8447 0638
F + 61 (0)8 8447 0606
E hydrosurvey@

Flinders Ports - Marine Operations Oliver Rogers Road Outer Harbor SA, 5018

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