Public Notices

Parks Victoria publishes public notices where relevant, including information regarding leases and boating and waterway activity exemptions.


Event name:

Back to the Point 2023

Date/time of event:

4th to 5th March 2023


The waters of Port Campbell Bay, off The Point at Port Campbell


Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for Port Campbell Bay, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Port Campbell Board Riders, persons and vessels involved in the Back to the Point Surfing Festival 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 metres of a person in the water
2.    Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the water’s edge
3.    Clause 152.2 of Schedule 152 - Port Campbell Bay subject to provisions of Clause 2 (speed limits & safety distances)
4.    Clause 152.4 of Schedule 152 - Port Campbell Bay subject to provisions of Clause 4 (speed limits & safety distances)
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
·      Masters of rescue PWC vessels are only exempt from item 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.
·      Occupants of rescue PWC vessels involved with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event and PWC vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
·      The exemptions apply from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March 2023 within the waters of Port Campbell Bay, off The Point at Port Campbell, at approximate location 38°37.3347'S, 142°59.4358'E.
·      The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

a/District Manager West Coast

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 12/01/23

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