Transport NSW

Know the rules, you’re responsible

Even the most experienced boaters can face unexpected risks on the water.

Keeping yourself and your passengers’ safe means being prepared and applying good judgment while you’re out on the water.

Always make the safe call, and avoid taking risks – if in doubt, don’t go out.

Lifejackets are the most important item of safety equipment on any recreational vessel. In NSW, 7 out of 10 people who drown while boating are not wearing a lifejacket.

For tips on how to boat safely, how to select the right lifejacket and information on your nearest lifejacket servicing agent visit