Upgrade your lifejacket for free

The scheme is being rolled out across 119 locations in NSW.

The scheme is being rolled out across 119 locations in NSW.

Swap your old lifejacket for a new one at boat ramps across the Shoalhaven this weekend and next.

The state government scheme is being rolled out across 119 locations in NSW.

Saturday, January 13 

7-11am: ULLADULLA NORTH HARBOUR BOAT RAMP, off Crescent via Princes Hwy, Ulladulla

2-5pm: CONJOLA BEACH BOAT RAMP, Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola

Sunday, January 14

7-11am: SUSSEX INLET BOAT RAMP, Sussex Rd, Sussex Inlet

2-5pm: ISLAND POINT BOAT RAMP, Island Point Road, St Georges Basin

Saturday, January 20

7-11am: WOOLLAMIA REGIONAL BOAT RAMP, Frank Lewis Way, Woollamia

2-5pm: CROOKHAVEN HEADS BOAT RAMP, Prince Edward Avenue, Culburra Beach

The most common situations when a lifejacket must be worn on a recreational or hire and drive vessel are:

  • On vessels under 4.8m at night, in open or alpine waters, and when boating alone
  • By children under 12 years of age at all times in a vessel under 4.8m, and in an open area of a vessel 4.8m to 8m while underway
  • On any vessel crossing a coastal bar
  • On canoes and kayaks on all waters
  • On sailboards and kiteboarding (when more than 400 metres from shore on open waters, when crossing a coastal bar or at night)
  • By anyone being towed, such as waterskiing and wake boarding
  • On personal watercraft, including tow-in surfer
  • When directed by a master of a vessel