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.
- How to complete a prewear inspection
- How to service your inflatable lifejacket
- How to repack an inflatable lifejacket with a velcro enclosure
- How to repack an inflatable lifejacket with a zip enclosure
- How to repack your inflatable waist belt lifejacket
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.