Centre for Maritime Safety


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Lifejackets are a vital piece of safety equipment for any recreational boater, and they’re not the bulky, cumbersome style of jacket you might think.

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Better design and technology has led to a range of lifejacket styles that look good, are easy to wear and don’t get in the way of your favourite activity on the water. In fact, there’s a style of jacket for just about every activity and body shape, including convenient inflatable models.

Not wearing a lifejacket can have serious consequences. Sadly, 8 out of 10 people who drowned in NSW while boating were not wearing a lifejacket. It is strongly recommended that you always wear one.

Make sure you wear a lifejacket when rock fishing, because it could save your life. More details about rock fishing safety.





Lifejacket selector

Find the right style of lifejacket for your activity.


Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade

The Old4New van is visiting NSW boat ramps.


Lifejacket maintenance and servicing

Keeping your inflatable lifejacket in good condition.


International Lifejacket Wear Principles

An international collaboration to promote wearing lifejackets and prevention of death by drowning.