The Navigation Centre...serving the marine industry in
Far North Queensland since 1970.



NOW $6.00 per copy until sold out


The Navigation Centre services the commercial shipping industry with charts, nautical publications and other requirements as dictated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). As well as serving a large commercial client base, the needs of other boaties (yachts and power boats alike) are met with everything from navigation charts, parallel rules, barometers, magnetic compasses, captains hats to key rings and everything in between.

The topographic map user is also well catered for with scales of 1:25,000  1:50,000   1:100 000  1:250 000 and  1:1,000,000 available as printed paper maps.  The 1:25,000 Memory Map DVD is also available in store.

Flags of all nations including code flags for ships and courtesy flags for boats are a very popular item as only top quality bunting flags are supplied.

Gift lines with a nautical theme are also a popular item for the person who can be difficult to buy for.  And yes, you can purchase a "Gift Voucher" for that hard to buy for person...

An element of The Navigation Centre is the provision of training courses:

First Aid HLTAID003
*Elements of Shipboard Safety
*General Purpose Hand
Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) (formerly known as MROCP)
*Marine Engine Driver Grade 1
*Marine Engine Driver Grade 2
*Marine Engine Driver Grade 3

*Coxswain Grade 1
*Coxswain Grade 2
*Master Up to 24mtr
*Master up to 35mtr
Tug Master Training


All '*' courses are approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). 

The great news is, a TASKBOOK is only required if you do not have all of your seatime.  See our COURSES page for the Guidance Notes for your particular course.

Our courses are taught by experienced Mariners either in our classroom at our premises in Townsville, North Queensland or you may choose to do the course at home via distance education. (The student must come to our classroom for written and practical assessments).

You can choose to do all of the theory for the course:
1. In our classroom 
2. At home; or
3. a mixture of both.

The Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) course is taught at The International Marine College (IMC) in Cairns.

   AUS256 Cleveland Bay and Approaches AUS259 Hinchinbrook Channel 
    AUS827 Cape Bowling Green to Palm Isles AUS828 Palm Isles to Brook Isles and Palm Passage  
$35 paper
$52 laminated

Australian Nautical Charts
British Admiralty Publications (BA)
Chart Correcting Service

International Nautical Charts (Japanese, New Zealand, American)
Notice to Mariners and Tracings

          Seafarers Handbook for Australian Waters   
If we don't have it in stock...we will do our best to find a copy for you...
ALMANAC - Nautical Commercial 2016
AMSA Publications (Aust Maritime Safety Authority)
Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition 2015
Boat Maintenance
Coastal and Celestial Navigation
Code Flag Posters & stickers

Cruising guides & directions
Engine Maintenance

GPS information
IMO Publications (International Maritime Organistation)
ITU Publications (International Telecommunications Union)

Marine Radio Operators Handbook

Maritime History 
Maritime Studies
Maritime novels
Queensland Tide Tables 2016
Study manuals
Torres Strait Tide Tables
Waterproof notebooks
VHF Handbook




100 Magic Miles - David Colfelt 
Anchorages - Cairns to Darwin - Leslie P Richards
Anchorages - Darwin to Carnarvon - Leslie P Richards
Anchorages - Cairns to Carnarvon - Leslie P Richards

Around the Top - Colvin & Capper
Beacon to Beacon - Maritime Safety Qld
DimDims & Dolphins - Trevor & Elizabeth Kerr
Cruising Guide to Indonesia
- Andy Scott
Cruising the Coral Coast - Alan Lucas
Cruising the New South Wales Coast - Alan Lucas
Cruising Japan to New Zealand - Tere Batham
Curtis Coast - Noel Patrick
Going Troppo - David Haynes & Sue Mulvaney
The Louisiade Archipelago Cruising Notes - Kylie & Scott Pert

South East Asia Cruising Vol I - S Davies & E Morgan
South East Asia Cruising Vol II - S Davies & E Morgan
Torres Strait Passage Guide - Ken
World Cruising Destinations - Jimmy Cornell
Indian Ocean Cruising Guide - Rod Heikell

Parallel Ruler Available in 15, 18 and 24 Inch 


Bi-Rola rulers
Chart Correction Pens
Compass and Divider Sets
Magnetic Compass - sales, repairs, swings
Douglas Protractors
Parallel rulers
Speed Time Distance calculators                       
                                     Davis Mark 15 

Accessories (sister clips, flag poles)
Code Flags
Flag poles
International Flags
National Flags
State Flags
                                     Topographic Maps $15 each  
 Magnetic Island Special 1:25 000

1:25,000    Central QLD    Nth QLD  Sth East QLD
1:100,000 & 1:250,000
 Country Maps

State Maps  


 Regional Maps
 Maps for the wall
 Atlas and Guides



Azimuth rings
Bi-Rola rulers
Douglas Protractors
Parallel Rulers
         Davis Mark 25         

Engine Room
Power Boat
See our page for more...