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Event name:

Western Beaches Outrigger Canoe Regatta

Date/time of event:

7am - 4:30pm 27th August 2023


Maribyrnong River upstream of Shepherd Bridge on Footscray Road


Parks Victoria (PV) as the declared waterway manager for Maribyrnong River upstream of Shepherd Bridge on Footscray Road, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Western Beaches Outrigger Canoe Club, persons and vessels involved in the 2023 Western Beaches OC1/OC2/V1/V3 Outrigger Canoe Regatta 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 metres of another vessel
3.         Clause 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge
4.         Clause 3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure
5.         Clause 4.1 of Schedule 4 – 5 knot speed restriction on the waters of the Maribyrnong River
Marine Safety Regulations 2023
6.         Regulation 61(5) & 61(7) – Master requirement to carry listed safety equipment on vessel on inland waters (a bailer or bilge pump on human powered vessel with covered bilge/closed compartments).
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 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 2 to 5 when competing in the events, and item 2 applies only when within 50 metres of another competitor or competing vessel.
  • Competitors of OC1 & OC2 category are exempt from item 6 for the duration of the event.
  • Occupants of all vessels involved with the event must wear a lifejacket at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment, unless exempt.
  • The exemptions apply from 7:00am to 4:30pm on Sunday 27 August 2023.
  • 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: 04/04/23

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