Recreational boating, both inshore and offshore, is one of the most popular pastimes. Remember, whether you have a yacht, a powerboat or a tinnie, the skipper is responsible for the safety of the vessel and everyone on board.
- Queensland Boat Registration
- New South Wales Roads & Maritime
- Victoria Boat Registration
- Marine & Safety Tasmania
- Western Australia Boat Registration
- Northern Territory Boat Registration
- South Australia Boat Registration
Safety Equipment Check List
- Rope & Chain
- Bailing Bucket/Bilge Pump
- Life Jackets
- Fire Extinguisher
- Oars/Auxiliary Propulsion
- Distress Flares
- Marine Radio
- Heaving Line
- Life Buoy
- EPIRB- Emergency Location Transmitter
- First Aid Kit
- Compass Map / Chart
- Sound Signal (Horn, Whistle, Bell)
- Drinking Water
- Water Proof Floating Torch
- V Sheet
- Kill Switch
- Tool Kit
Boating- Before you head out on the water consider these simple tips to assist in trouble free boating:
Check that your boat is in good condition.
Check that you have all the required safety equipment on board.
Make sure you have local boating maps for the waterways you will be using.
Report your trip. Let someone know where you are going, how many people are on board and when you intend to return.
Make sure you and your crew know how to handle the boat, especially on the waterway that you’re using.
Check the weather before you go out. Register for the Maritime Alert system that is based on official weather data.
Make sure you have sufficient water and fuel for the duration of the trip.
Go easy on the drink. Waves, wind and weather multiply the effects of alcohol. Far too many boating fatalities involve alcohol.