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Event name:

LSV IRB Carnivals at Mordialloc & Hampton (Point Leo, back up location)

Date/time of event:

15th April - 16th April Mordialloc, 13th - 14th May Hampton (Point Leo, back up location)


Mordialloc, Hampton (back up location, point leo)


Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Local Port of Port Phillip and Western Port Bay, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Life Saving Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the 2023 LSV IRB Carnivals at Mordialloc & Hampton (back up Point Leo) 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 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel
3.             Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the water’s edge
4.             Clause 1.1.7(g) & 1.2.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction of North East Port Phillip, Hampton & East Port Phillip
5.             Clause 1.1.9(g) & 1.2.9(b) of Schedule 1 – areas prohibited to vessels at Hampton & Mordialloc
6.             Clause 1.1.12(a) & 1.2.12(b) of Schedule 1 – The master of a personal watercraft for any purpose other than transiting in the safety 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.
8.             *Clause 5.4 (c) of Schedule 5 – area prohibited to vessels at Point Leo Surf Beach
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
·      Masters of rescue vessels (and PWCs) 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 and items 5 for the duration of the events.
·      Competitors are only exempt from items 1 to 5 when competing in the events.
·      *Competitors and rescue vessels (including PWC’s) are only exempt from items 7 & 8 during events, if held at back up location Point Leo Beach
·      All competitors and occupants of IRB and PWC rescue vessels involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event.
·      Should vessels or persons not involved in the event come within 50 metres of the Set Aside (made under regulation 11(1), Port Management (Local Ports) Regulations 2015), the exemptions will be automatically suspended until the vessel or person has moved outside of the area.
·      Mechanically powered LSV vessels are exempt from the carriage of specified safety equipment as per the Exemptions for Life Saving Victoria vessels in Exemption Notice 1, whilst operating within visual range of a staffed lifesaving facility.
·      The above exemptions apply between 6:00am to 6:00pm on the dates and locations as specified in Table 1 below.
·      The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
Table 1: 2023 LSV IRB Carnivals
Back up Location(s)
15 – 16 April
Saturday – Sunday
Mordialloc LSC
Point Leo SLSC
13 – 14 May
Saturday – Sunday
Hampton LSC
Point Leo SLSC
By Order of Parks Victoria 

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 13/04/23

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