Declaration of boating activity exemption - Lunar New Year Dragon Boat Festival
Date/time of event:
- Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from item 1 to 5 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.
- Competitors are only exempt from items 2 to 5 when competing in the events.
- All participants involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
- The exemptions apply from 09:00am to 4:00pm on 19th February 2022 and 9:00am till 4:00pm on 20th February 2022 on the waters of the Yarra River, Victoria Harbour
- The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
- Flag system marshals will be stationed at either end of the course to ensure the event is conducted safely alongside other river users and allow safe passage of non-competing vessels through the course as per the Parks Victoria Flag System Operation Procedure.
By order of Parks Victoria