OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
For the purposes of
boating activity conducted by Life Saving Victoria, persons and vessels
involved in the LSV VSRL Senior Surf Boat Carnival are exempt from the
State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres
of a person in the water
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
Clause 152.2 of Schedule 152 - Port Campbell Bay subject to provisions
of Clause 2 (speed limits & safety distances)
Clause 152.4 of Schedule 152 - Port Campbell Bay subject to provisions
of Clause 4 (speed limits & safety distances)
Marine Safety Regulations
Regulation 61(2) – vessel master must not operate on coastal waters
unless vessel equipped with lifejacket for each person onboard
Regulation 66(1) – person must wear a lifejacket of
type specified at all times when underway on coastal waters
Regulation 70(1) – vessel master must not operate the vessel unless
persons onboard when underway wear a lifejacket.
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 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
Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 6 for the
duration of the event.
Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 7 & 9 for the
duration of the event.
Crew of rescue vessels involved with the event must wear a lifejacket at
all times during the event.
Surf boat competitors are only
exempt from items 7 to 9 for the duration of each event, provided the Surf
Hazard Rating (SHR) is of a value no greater than 12. If the SHR is 13 or
higher, the exemptions will apply subject to the following conditions:
Competitors must wear helmets;
There must be two IRBs operating
to follow the surf boats the entire length of the course;
(iii) Each IRB must be equipped with rescue tubes;
(iv) There must be officials on the shore to monitor the event and
communicate with the IRBs via radio; and
LSV must carry out a SHR
assessment for each event.
Operators and occupants of vessels propelled by paddle or oar are exempt
from lifejacket wearing requirements and the carriage of specified safety
equipment whilst within visual range of a staffed lifesaving facility or
flagged area, as per the Exemptions for Life Saving Victoria vessels in
Exemption Notice 1.
Masters of mechanically powered LSV vessels up to and including 4.8
metres in length (other than personal watercraft) are exempt from the carriage
of specified safety equipment whilst within visual range of a staffed
lifesaving facility or flagged area, as per the Exemptions for Life Saving
Victoria vessels in Exemption Notice 1.
Should vessels or persons not involved in the event enter the exclusion
zone, the event will be automatically suspended until the vessel or person has
moved outside of the area.
The exemptions apply from 8:30am
to 5:00pm on Saturday 11 November 2023 within the exclusion zone waters - Waters of Port Campbell Bay – adjacent to the Life
Saving Club clearly marked by flags on shore, and in the water by buoys
extending up to approx. 250 metres from shore.
The exemptions apply provided
the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form
and associated documentation are adhered to.