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  August 2018: 30 Second Challenge - test your readiness for an emergency

30 second challenge logo

If you're heading out on the water this spring both skippers and passengers should take the 30 Second Challenge to test readiness for an emergency response on board your vessel.

Find out about the 30 Second Challenge on the Safety equipment page.

  August 2018: Time for your 'BEST' boat and trailer health check!

Best check

The BEST safety checklist is an easy to follow reference to guide essential maintenance of your boat, equipment, safety equipment and trailer.

For a successful day on the water it is vital that skippers complete the BEST check and now is a great time of year to do the recommended annual 45 point check.

Check out how on Maintaining your boat page.

  August 2018: Recreational Skipper's Ticket Workbook going digital

RST Workbook

To allow instant updating of the RST Workbook making it a more relevant resource for the boating community it is now only available online.

Get the RST Workbook and all the latest boating rules and safety information via the RST Workbook and quizzes page.

  August 2018: Water ski area at Glen Mervyn Dam now open

Water skiing

Water ski area at Glen Mervyn Dam is now open.

For the latest information about ski locations and closures join us on Facebook or visit the Water skiing page.

  August 2018: Old4New lifejacket upgrades

Old4New campaign poster

Old4New lifejacket upgrades are available at boat ramps and community events giving people access lifejacket information and advice on maintenance. The next events are:

  • 25 August 2018: Mindarie Marina Boat Ramp 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • 29 and 30 August 2018: Dowerin Field Days * 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 16 September 2018: Town Beach Boat Ramp, Esperance * 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 21 to 24 September 2018: Perth International Boat Show (Elizabeth Quay) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

*Voucher only

For the next Old4New lifejacket upgrade locations visit the Lifejackets page or join us on Facebook at Marine Safety WA for dates and times.

  August 2018: Marine Safety Education Trailer

Visit DoT's Marine Safety Education Trailer at any of the following locations to receive the latest material to keep you safe on the water:

  • Mindarie Marina, August 25, 2018.
  • Dowerin Field Days, August 29 and 30, 2018.
  • Perth International Boat Show, September 21 to 24, 2018.

Marine Safety Education Trailer

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Join the new Marine Safety Facebook page

Join us on Facebook to be part of WA's boating community. The Marine Safety Facebook page provides information on safe navigation and safe use of State waters, marine environment protection and marine emergencies.

Facebook logo Join us on Facebook at Marine Safety WA or Marine Education Boatshed

Follow notices to mariners on Twitter Follow us @MarineSafetyWA

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