Boating Communities newsletter
May 2019: Upgrade your lifejacket with Old4New and drop off your old flares or EPIRB
|16 July 2019||Coral Bay Boat Ramp, Coral Bay*||4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Yes|
|18 July 2019||Marina Boat Ramp, Madaffari Dr, Exmouth*||4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Yes|
|19 July 2019||Onslow Boat Ramp, Beadon Creek Rd, Onslow*||2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Yes|
|21 July 2019||Port Hedland Boat Ramp, Port Hedland*||3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Yes|
|27 July 2019||Broome Community Markets, Broome*||8:00 am - 12:00 pm||Yes|
|27 July 2019||Point Peron Boat Ramp||9:00 am - 10:00 am||Yes|
|28 July 2019||Town Boat Ramp, Broome*||9:00 am - 10:00 am||Yes|
|3-4 Aug 2019||FENACING Festival, Bulgarra Oval, Karratha*||9:00 am - 3:00 pm||Yes|
|18 Aug 2019||Leeuwin Boat Ramp, East Fremantle||9:00 am - 10:00 am||Yes|
|28-29 Aug 2019||Dowerin Machinery Filed Days, Dowerin*||9:00 am - 3:00 pm||Yes|
|21-22 Sept 2019||Perth International Boat Show, Elizabeth Quay||10:00 am - 12:00 pm||Yes|
* Voucher only events
Guidelines apply and numbers are limited.
For more information visit the Lifejackets page.
May 2019: Need to be seen: vessel registration sticker and number
Skippers are being reminded to properly display their vessel registration sticker and number. DoT produces a Vessel Registration brochure, providing information about the type of vessels that need to be registered and details on the type, size, colour and placement of the registration number and sticker.
Current registration of a vessel provides authorities with up-to-date information about the vessel and the associated fees contribute to boating infrastructure improvements and other services to assist skippers including navigation aids, safety education and compliance patrols
Find out about the vessel registration via the Boat registration section.
May 2019: Are your flares in date?
Skippers are reminded that distress flares must be in date!
Skippers wanting more information about where out-of-date flares can be disposed of safely please visit the Flares page for locations provided by DoT or visit the WasteNet website for household hazardous waste disposal facilities operated by local councils.
|WasteNet: Household Hazardous Waste Program|
May 2019: What happens if I activate my beacon accidentally?
Donít panic! Switch it off immediately and contact Australian Maritime Safety Authority un 1800 641 792. There is no penalty for accidental activation.
Read more about storing your beacon on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website.
|Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA): Beacons|
May 2019: South Metropolitan Boating Guide update
If you regularly go boating south of Perth you need to be aware that the Closed Waters - Motorised Vessels area south of the Port Coogee Marina has been increased in size.
Please check the South Metropolitan Boating Guide below. For more guides visit the Boating guides section.
|South Metropolitan boating guide||Kb|
May 2019: Donít forget to keep a lookout when on the water
When boating, danger can come from different directions, so maintaining a proper lookout is crucial to boating safely.
Visit the Lookout when on the water section to find out more or check out the YouTube video by NSW Maritime below.
|Keep a Proper Lookout: YouTube video by NSW Maritime|
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