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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.
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.
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
- Boating Handbook - the Boating Handbook is available to download in both PDF and EPUB3 (eBook) format.
- Personal Watercraft Handbook - A guide to the key PWC rules and requirements (PDF, 881.76 KB) - The Personal Watercraft (PWC) Handbook is available to download in both PDF and EPUB3 (eBook) format.
Be prepared - boating safety
- Be bright - be safe at night (PDF, 1.15 MB)
- Coastal bar safety (PDF, 1.58 MB)
- Water safety – marine safety activity book (PDF, 6.15 MB)
- What to know before you tow (PDF, 221.78 KB)
- Get to know your interstate boating rules - New South Wales and Queensland (PDF, 2.88 MB)
- Get to know your interstate boating rules New South Wales and Victoria (PDF, 328.17 KB)
Safety stickers and labels
- Safety capacity label - power boats under 6m (PDF, 75.79 KB)
- Safety capacity label - power boats 6m or more (PDF, 90.27 KB)
- Safety capacity label - power boats with flybridges (PDF, 107.4 KB)
- Safe boating buoyage system (PDF, 412.22 KB)
- Safe boating navigation marks (PDF, 450.49 KB)
- Safe boating navigation rules (PDF, 645.02 KB)
- Expiry date awareness sticker (PDF, 126.96 KB)
- Keep safe, stay right (PDF, 149.95 KB)
- Know your vessel height - Look up and live (PDF, 470.09 KB)
- Lifejackets sticker (PDF, 18.03 KB)
- Paddle Safe sticker (PDF, 105.48 KB)
- PWC Behaviour Label (PDF, 109.23 KB)
- Row Safe sticker (PDF, 76.09 KB)
- Prop strike sticker (PDF, 101.29 KB)
- Towing hand signals (PDF, 102.33 KB)
- Whale and dolphin watching sticker (PDF, 1.31 MB)