Lifejacket rules and regulations for Victoria, Australia:
All persons involved in recreational boating in Victoria, and the vessels they operate are required to comply with the relevant marine safety laws in the State.
It is a legal requirement on all but a few recreational vessels in Victoria to carry an appropriate size and type of life jacket for each person on board. They must be stored or placed to allow quick and easy access and be in good condition and working order.
The types of life jacket you must carry and wear depend on the type of waterway you are operating on in Victoria. There are different definitions for the three categories of waterway in Victoria.