Lifejacket rules and regulations for Queensland, Australia:
Changes are being introduced from 1 January 2012 to improve recreational boating safety. One of the changes will be to increase the list of designated coastal bars requiring everyone onboard an open boat under 4.8 metres to wear a personal flotation device.
New changes will also effect Personal Watercraft (PWC)
The new designated coastal bars, from 1 January 2012, are:
- Mooloolah River mouth
- Gold Coast Seaway
- Round Hill Creek.
Find out if the wearing of lifejackets while crossing a coastal bar effects you: click here