Lifejacket care and service program

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

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About our program

As part of the NSW Government's 'Wear a Lifejacket' campaign, and in line with the Maritime Safety Plan, our Boating Education Officers provide step-by-step instructions on how to self-service your inflatable lifejacket as well as general safety advice through free in-person and online information sessions, video demonstrations, podcasts, and social media.

They also promote awareness of lifejacket care and servicing requirements at key boating locations, waterway facilities and at events such boating and regional shows across New South Wales.

Online lifejacket care and service demonstrations

Explore lifejacket care and service requirements from the comfort of your home through our online demonstrations.

Watch the videos

Watch our Boating Education Officers in the videos below expertly guiding you through the essential steps of caring for and servicing your inflatable lifejackets, using use Ultra inflatable lifejackets as an example.

Gain valuable insights and master the steps that can sometimes be challenging for even the most experienced boaters.

Live online video demonstrations:

For a personalised online experience, refer below for more information on how to request a Lifejacket Care and Service Program Session that can be delivered online by one of our Boating Education Officers.

In-person lifejacket care and service sessions

Interact with our expert Boating Education Officers to learn firsthand how to care for and service your lifejacket. Their engaging demonstrations cover everything from basic maintenance to self-servicing inflatable lifejackets.

We encourage you to bring your own lifejacket for our experts to guide you through the process.

Take advantage of the opportunity to ask our Boating Education Officers anything related to boating and waterway safety, plus grab hard copies of some boating safety resources like the Boating Handbook, safety checklists, and labels.

Stay updated on upcoming sessions

Check this page regularly for dates, times, and locations.

We'll also keep you informed through NSW Government social media, local newspapers, and radio.

Northern NSW
  • Further Northern NSW clinics TBA
Greater Sydney
  • Further Sydney Clinics TBA

 

Southern Sydney
  • 13th January 2024 Albury, NSW 10:00am – 2:00pm - Bowna Waters Reserve Boat Ramp, Bowna Waters Road, Lake Hume, Albury NSW 2640
  • 14th January 2024 Wagga Wagga  10:00am – 2:00pm - Wagga Wagga Boat Club, Nelson Drive, Wagga Wagga  NSW  2650
  • 19th January 2024 Batemans Bay 10:00am – 2:00pm - Hanging Rock Boat Ramp, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay  NSW  2536
  • 20th January 2024 Conjola Park 10:00am – 2:00pm - Havilland Street Boat Ramp, Conjola Park  NSW  2536
  • 21st January 2024 Belambi 10:00am – 2:00pm - Bellambi Boat Ramp, Armour Street, Bellambi  NSW  2518
  • 27th January 2024, Khancoban 10:00am – 2:00pm - Khancoban Lakeside Caravan Park, 1362 Alpine Way Khancoban NSW  2642

 

Request a Lifejacket Care and Service Program session

Boating organisations, clubs, marinas, retailers, and stakeholders have the option to request a personalised Lifejacket Care and Service Program session for their members and staff.

To arrange a local Boating Education Officer to deliver this program either in person or online, tailored to the specific needs of your group, simply reach out to us at maritimeeducation@transport.nsw.gov.au.

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