Staying safe on the water

If you're new to boating or only get on the water occasionally, here's everything you need to know to stay safe, stick to the rules and enjoy your day out.

Understand the main rules and regulations for using NSW waterways.
Knowing these specialised maritime terms can help you understand and follow the rules when you're on the water.
Hiring a vessel for recreational use on NSW waterways? Here's what you need to know to follow the rules, stay safe and enjoy your day out.

Following a successful trial of this type of business model in the Hawkesbury River, Maritime will enable businesses to conduct supervised personal watercraft (PWC) hire and drive tour operations on NSW waterways, when approved via application. Initially, approvals will be given by issuing exemptions to the Marine Safety Regulation and requiring compliance with a Direction Notice.

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