Safety equipment review

The Department has progressed its comprehensive review of the safety equipment required for recreational vessels in WA. Here you will find details of the review.

  About the review

A second round of consultation has commenced as the Department reviews the safety equipment required for recreational vessels (e.g. boats, personal water craft, sailboards etc.) on all WA waters, including inland waterways, rivers and lakes for the first time since 1992.

It follows careful consideration of 1,200 submissions received in response to an initial discussion paper released in March 2017 and the preparation of the Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review Position Paper outlining specific proposed changes.

The community is invited to provide feedback on the proposed changes via the My Say Transport website. Please download and read the Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review Position Paper below and complete your feedback via the survey.

If you have any questions about the review or would like a hard copy of the survey you can email or call us on 08 9435 7901.

Have your say
MAC_P_RecreationalVesselSafetyEquipmentReviewPositionPaper.pdf icon Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review Position Paper Kb
MAC_P_RecreationalVesselSafetyEquipmentReview_FAQs.pdf icon Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review FAQs - October 2019 Kb

  Information sessions

The community is invited to discuss proposed changes to safety equipment requirements at a series of  information sessions throughout October and November. Events are planned for regional WA and Perth, review the below table for more information.

RSVP is essential, register your attendance by email or contact us on 08 9435 7901.

Information sessions

Information session Date / Time Location 
Bunbury

Tuesday 22 October

5.30pm 7pm

Koombana Bay Sailing Club
Anchorage Cove, Bunbury

Mandurah

Saturday 26 October 

2pm 3.30pm

Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club
115 Breakwater Parade (Ocean Marina), Mandurah
Rockingham

Sunday 27 October

2pm 3.30pm

The Cruising Yacht Club of WA
2 Val Street, Rockingham
Broome

Tuesday 29 October

5.30pm 7pm

Mangrove Hotel
47 Carnarvon Street, Broome
Albany

Thursday 31 October 

5.30pm 7pm

Albany Sea Rescue
Swarbrick Street, Emu Point

North Metropolitan

Sunday 3 November

2pm 3.30pm

Hillarys Yacht Club
65 Northside Drive, Hillarys

Karratha

Wednesday 6 November

5.30pm 7pm

Karratha Leisureplex
Dampier Highway opposite Broadhurst Road, Karratha

Geraldton

Wednesday 6 November

5.30pm 7pm

Geraldton Yacht Club
214 Marine Terrace, Geraldton

South Metropolitan

Thursday 7 November

7pm 8.30pm

Fremantle Sailing Club
151 Marine Terrace, Fremantle

  Work to date

The first phase of community consultation concluded on Monday 10 July 2017. Based on the outcomes of this first phase of consultation, proposed changes have been published and are currently open for comment through My Say Transport

Documents that were used to inform the community about the review for the first phase of consultation appear below.

External Link 27/05/2017: Skippers' views sought on changes to safety equipment
MAC_P_Discussion_Paper_Full_Safety_Equipment_Review.pdf icon Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Discussion Paper: Full Kb
MAC_P_Discussion_Paper_Summary_Safety_Equipment_Review.pdf icon Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Discussion Paper: Summary Kb
MAC_P_FAQs_Safety_Equipment_Review.pdf icon Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review: Frequently asked questions Kb

Safety equipment display

 

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