Towing and boating

Rule and safety information for skippers who are towing, and for people being towed on NSW waters. Plus rules for towing your trailer on the road.

Towing a person with a vessel is a high-risk activity. Knowing and following these rules will help keep everyone safe while having fun.
Know these rules to keep everyone safe for water skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding and other towing activities on NSW waterways.
Here are the rules you must follow as a tow-in surfer or vessel driver to keep yourself and others safe.
As a wakeboarder, wakesurfer or skipper towing a wakeboarder or wakesurfer, these are the rules you must follow to keep yourself and others safe.
When driving a vehicle towing a trailer, you need more knowledge and skill than for regular driving. Here are the rules you must follow.

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