Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics
Have you serviced your inflatable lifejacket? Bring yours to a free clinic and learn how.
Inflatable lifejackets are easy to wear and comfortable but they require extra care and attention to ensure they will inflate in an emergency.
Did you know?
- In NSW it is a legal requirement to service inflatable lifejackets every year or in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
- Most inflatable lifejackets can be self-serviced, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines
- Penalties may apply if your lifejacket is found to not have been serviced as required.
Throughout March and April, our Boating Education Officers will conduct free half-hour inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics along the NSW coastal areas, lakes and rivers. The clinics aim to promote overall awareness of inflatable lifejacket servicing requirements, and provide step-by-step instruction on the self-servicing process.
Registered participants will be eligible to receive free replacement parts for their inflatable lifejacket, or a $15 voucher that can be used towards the purchase of an inflatable lifejacket or self-service parts at a participating store.
Secure your place and come to one of the free half-hour clinics at these locations and learn how to service your lifejacket.
|Drummoyne Taplin Park Boat Ramp Bayswater Street, Drummoyne||Friday 12 April||12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm.||Register now|
|Grays Point Swallow Rock Boat Ramp, Swallow Rock Dr, Grays Point||Saturday 13 April||12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm||Register now|
|Lake Macquarie Blacksmiths Boat Ramp Ungala Road, Blacksmiths||Easter Friday 19 April||12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm.||Register now|
|Newcastle Carrington Boat Ramp Tully Street, Carrington||Easter Saturday
|12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm.||Register now|
|Albury Hovell Tree Park Hume Street, Albury||Friday 26 April||12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm.||Register now|
|Mulwala Mulwala Water Ski Club Boat Ramp Melbourne Street, Mulwala||Saturday 27 April||12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm||Register now|
|Echuca Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre 2 Heygarth St (behind the Centre), Echuca||Sunday 28 April||12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm||Register now|
- Throughout NSW - BCF
- Coffs Harbour - Coffs Harbour Marine
- Forster - Graham Barclay Marine
- Maclean - Maclean Outdoors
- Mona Vale - The Life Aquatic
- Port Macquarie - Hastings Marine
- Sussex Inlet - Sussex Marine
- Urunga - North Coast Boating Centre
- Yamba - Yamba Bait and Tackle
Would your store like to join the growing list of participating retailers? Contact us to find out how.
About the program
The lifejacket self-service clinics follow the successful Old4New mobile lifejacket program – a five year program that focused on lifejacket wear, and sold more than 25,700 lifejackets to the boating community, including 17,550 automatic inflatable lifejackets at locations across NSW.
Roads and Maritime Services’ compliance data suggests some recreational boaters are not aware of the legislative requirements for maintain self-inflating lifejackets, or that some forget to carry out the simple routine checks and maintenance schedules specified by the lifejacket manufacturers.
The program is part of the NSW Government’s ‘Wear a Lifejacket’ campaign, and is aligned with the Maritime Safety Plan.