Lifejackets and safety equipment

Know the safety equipment you must carry, and how to use and take care of it. This includes approved lifejackets to use as well as handy checklists and flare disposal locations.

Carrying and wearing lifejackets

Lifejackets are the most important safety equipment on any recreational vessel. Learn when you must wear one and how to choose the right type.

Approved types of lifejacket

There's a wide range of lifejackets to suit different activities and conditions. Here's how to choose the right one for you.

Children and lifejackets

Know the rules for when children and babies must wear a lifejacket and find out how to choose the right one.

Looking after your lifejacket

Lifejackets need care and maintenance. Inflatable models must be serviced regularly to ensure they work when needed. Here’s what you need to know.

Essential safety equipment for your vessel

Having the right safety equipment and knowing how it works is essential to dealing with unexpected situations or emergencies. Here's what you need.

Recommended safety equipment for your vessel

In addition to the essential safety equipment that you must carry, it's recommended that you carry these items on board at all times.

Safety equipment checklist

Before you go on the water, use our checklists to ensure you have the safety equipment you need for your vessel and the specific conditions.

Disposing of expired marine flares

Disposing of expired marine flares The expired flares collection program is currently running until mid-June 2022. Find out how, when and where to dipose of old flares.

Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics

Servicing your inflatable lifejacket is a legal requirement in NSW. Transport for NSW (Maritime) offers step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself.

Contact Transport for NSW

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