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Boating safety resources

Safety information and publications, including the Boating Handbook. Available for free download – or to order as free printed copies.

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Download or order resources

These materials are available to download as PDFs. You can also choose to download eBook versions for the Boating Handbook, Personal Watercraft (PWC) Handbook and NSW Tide Tables.

For free printed copies of these materials, call 13 12 36 or visit a service centre.

Safety education for schools and community groups

Our boating education officers (BEOs) work closely with community to provide advice and safety resources. Learn more about our education programs and get in touch with your local boating education officer.

It’s essential that kids understand the importance of boating safety. Our Marine safety activity book is a useful resource to help kids safely enjoy our waterways. You can download a free copy. Or if you're in NSW, you can request delivery of a free printed copy.

Accessibility

Some documents on this page may not comply with accessibility requirements (WCAG). If you are having trouble accessing information in these documents, please contact us.

Handbook and boating rules

Out on the water - conditions and marine life

  • NSW Tides - NSW tide tables are available to download in both PDF and EPUB3 (eBook) format.
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