The Department of Transport is encouraging people to have their say as part of a review of safety equipment requirements for recreational vessels in WA

The Department of Transport is encouraging people to have their say as part of a review of safety equipment requirements for recreational vessels in WA.

Safety equipment is required for 100,000 recreational vessels registered in WA and also for a growing number of different types of personal water craft, sailboards, paddleboats and sail boats in specified areas of operation.


Safety equipment items under review include:

• lifejackets;
• distress signals – EPIRBs, PLBs and flares;
• radios and distress signalling sheets;
• compasses and GPSs;
• fire extinguishers; and,
• miscellaneous equipment (first aid, lighting, paddles, bilge pumps, anchors).
Feedback will be used to formulate changes to the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958 that will be the subject of a second phase of public consultation.
To find out more, participate in an online survey or check the dates for two information days in June visit https://transport.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click…

We encourage everyone to complete the survey and have their say.

The Survey is open until 10th July.

Canoeing WA have been involved throughout the review process that has been underway for over 12 months.