OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
For the purposes of
boating activity conducted by Swimwell, persons and vessels involved in the Ultra
24 Swim are exempt from the following requirements:
Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in
Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the water’s
Clause 4(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a wharf,
jetty, slipway, diving platform or boat ramp
Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
Clause 1.3.5 of Schedule 1 - Access Lane, area prohibited to bathers at
Clause 1.3.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction of South East Port
Clause 1.3.9 (a)(c) of Schedule 1 – Area prohibited to vessels at Safety
Beach and Rosebud
Clause 1.3.12 (a) 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 boat
ramp or berthing facility (including a jetty, pier or mooring), whilst
operating within designated 5 knot speed restriction zone
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
Masters of powered rescue vessels (including personal watercraft (Jet
Skis)) are only exempt from items 1 to 4 & 6 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 all vessels and competitors are only exempt from item 5 for
the duration of the event.
Masters of all rescue and support paddle craft are only exempt from
items 7 for the duration of the event.
Masters of rescue personal watercraft (Jet Skis) are exempt from item 8
for the duration of the event.
All occupants of rescue vessels, personal watercraft (Jet Skis) and
support paddle craft involved with the event must wear a personal floatation
device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed
The exemptions apply from 9:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday 18 February 2023
within the event course area: Waters or Port Phillip between Safety Beach and
· The exemptions apply provided the
stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and
associated documentation are adhered to.