Regulator identifies neglect of lifejackets putting people at risk
One of the greatest risks for boaters and paddlers is unexpectedly entering the water. This risk is particularly high in Victoria, as the waters generally remain cool over summer and are now getting e...
Making Boating Better for Victorians
The Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford yesterday (25/03/19) announced via a media release that boating will become safer, cheaper and easier for all Victorians thanks to a raft of changes ...
Going boating? Lock in a buddy plan
Boaters and paddlers have a far better chance of rescue in an emergency if they arrange a trigger time for someone on land to call 000. Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) Acting Director Cameron ...
Grants Open To Protect The Health Of Port Phillip Bay
Media Release: The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a healthier Port Phillip Bay – benefiting Victorians and tourists, as well as protecting one of the state’s most important ecosyst...
Carry a beacon when you go boating
In February, Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) is sharing the message that boaters and paddlers need to carry a distress beacon, so they can raise the alarm if they unexpectedly enter the water. ...
Steer Clear - boating safety video from Victorian Ports Melbourne
Port Phillip Bay is a popular location for boating, fishing, yachting and other aquatic pastimes – but it is also a gateway for commercial shipping. This means big ships such as container ships,...
Could you save yourself if you fell overboard?
Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) are challenging boaters and paddlers to practise getting back on their boats and kayaks this boating season. One of the greatest risks fo...
Plans for new boat ramps on the Mornington Peninsula
A recent media report in the Mornington Peninsula News says two sites are being considered for a new boat ramp in Western Port: Yaringa Road, Somerville or Stony Point. Shane Murphy, executive direct...
Maritime Safety Victoria join Talking Fishing to discuss boating safety
Marty O’Connell and Gareth Johnson from Maritime Safety Victoria join Talking Fishing to discuss boating safety.
Party promises for local boaters in the upcoming State Election.
Following on from the September announcement from the Liberal party regarding a better and fairer deal for local boaties and fishers, and as the State election fast approaches, Labor have declared in ...