Requirements for carrying and wearing lifejackets vary depending on the type of vessel being used.
It is a legal requirement in NSW that inflatable lifejackets are serviced once a year, or 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
Take extra care as you get older. Always wear a lifejacket and be careful getting in and out of dinghies and tenders.
Stay under the 0.05 limit. Alcohol affects your judgement. Out on the water, the safety of your passengers is in your hands.
Be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide.
Cold water can be dangerous, be prepared. Plan your trip and always wear a lifejacket.
Safe and responsible use of the waterways helps ensure enjoyment for all.
When paddling be bright and be seen.
Ride safely and responsibly while having fun.
Keep yourself, your passengers and other people on the water safe.
Always drive at a safe speed when boating. Speeding incidents are likely to be serious so slow down to ensure a great day on the water.
Always tow at a safe speed and distance. Keep your boat and anyone being towed well clear of other vessels, shorelines, obstructions and people in the water.
Always check the weather while boating.
With so many great dive spots in the waters of NSW, it’s no wonder that it’s such a popular sport.
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.
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.
The boating public can use mobile apps for many purposes, from safety checklists and local facilities, through to trip preparation and checking the weather.
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.
The NSW Maritime Medal is awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions by individuals or organisations to the boating and maritime community in NSW.
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.