The rules governing the use of lifejackets on recreational vessels on all NSW navigable waters were strengthened from 1 November 2010.
Make the move to modern lifejackets with the Old4New program.
In NSW it is a legal requirement that inflatable lifejackets are serviced in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
Partnerships in safety are an essential part of efforts to promote a culture of safer boating in NSW.
- Staying safe
When it comes to alcohol and drugs, the rules that apply on our roads are similar on the waterways.
It is vital to monitor, analyse and interpret statistics to better understand and respond to safety issues statewide.
With so many great dive spots in the waters of NSW, it’s no wonder that it’s such a popular sport.
Safe and responsible use of the waterways helps ensure enjoyment for all.
Boating offshore can be quite a different experience when compared with a day out on inland waters.
Paddling is for fitness, challenge, relaxation - or simply to get to beautiful places.
Personal watercraft are fast, powerful and challenging to operate.
Rowing plays a part in the sporting culture of our nation.
Boat propellers pose a risk that can be easily ignored or forgotten because they are under the water, ‘out of sight and out of mind’.
Here you can learn the “do’s and don’ts” of tow sports to help make sure you enjoy a great day out on the water.
Small runabouts are the most popular type of vessel on our waterways.
Waders are worn by some people while fishing from the shore, on small boats or paddle craft and are also sometimes worn when launching a boat.
Investigating options for the Lake Macquarie area to improve boat storage capacity.
Eleven Regional Boating Plans identifying priority boating safety, access and storage actions over the next five years.
An annual progress report on the delivery of priority projects and actions.
An infrastructure delivery program to provide state-wide improvements for boating.
The Watsons Bay Pilot Station has been converted into a boating safety education centre.
A pilot project about improving the management of boating in areas that may be subject to significant riverbank erosion issues.
A comprehensive study of boating infrastructure and marine habitats in Sydney Harbour.
Working closely with stakeholders to continually improve safety and achieve better access and infrastructure outcomes for boaters in NSW.
For commercial vessel operators seeking to use the commuter and charter wharves in Sydney Harbour and its tributaries.
A three year strategy for promoting a culture of safe and responsible boating state-wide.
Advocates for promoting safe and environmentally responsible boating and fishing
Established under the Ports and Maritime Administration Act to advise the Minister for Roads and Freight.
A new approach to managing the NSW marine estate.
ARBSC aims to improve recreational boating safety.
ANZSBEG aims to identify national safe boating issues and suggest coordinated solutions.
A collaboration to promote wearing lifejackets and prevention of death by drowning.
2017 Maritime Medal winners announced
A grants program for organisations for initiatives supporting the Transport for NSW maritime safety program.
AMSA is responsible for ensuring the safety of vessels and the seafarers onboard, operating in the Australian domestic commercial industry.
Providing advice on recreational boating issues.