Life Jackets

Choosing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid can be quite daunting.  With so many different choices and variations available, it is difficult to know where to start.  

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has reviewed the need for recreational boaters to wear Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) based on the recommendations by the Victorian State Coroner and has adopted the National Standard for Recreational Boating Safety Equipment.

This brochure contains a summary of the key changes, which include:

• The requirement for wearing PFDs on Victorian waters 

• Safety equipment to be carried on recreational vessels 

• Changes to Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs).