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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Rip View Swim Classic

Event name:

Rip View Swim Classic

Date/time of event:

7:00am - 8:00pm, 30 December 2021


Lonsdale Bay


Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Local Port of Port Phillip, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club, persons and vessels involved in the Rip View Swim Classic are exempt from the following requirements:
State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
  1. Clause 2(a) must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of a person in the water
  2. Clause 2(c) must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel
  3. Clause 4(a) must not exceed 5 knots within 200 meters of the water’s edge
Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
  1. Clause 1.4.7 of Schedule 1 5 knot speed restriction area of South West Port Phillip
  2. Clause 1.4.12 (c) of Schedule 1 The master of a personal watercraft must not
    operate the personal watercraft: for any purpose other than transiting in the safest most direct course to, or from the shore and/or a boat ramp or berthing facility (including a jetty, pier or mooring), whilst operating within designated 5 knot speed restriction zones.
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
  • Masters of rescue vessels (including personal watercraft) are only exempt from items 1 to 4 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore.
  • Masters of rescue personal watercraft are only exempt from item 5 for the duration of the event. 
  • Masters of all rescue vessels and rescue craft involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event, and all rescue vessels (including personal watercraft) must have all prescribed safety equipment. 
  • The exemptions apply from 7:00am to 8:00pm on 30 December 2021 within the exclusion zone waters – Lonsdale Bay, between Santa Casa Beach, Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale front beach extending 200m-400m from shore following the coastline, as marked by buoys. 
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to. 

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 22/12/21

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