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Boaties' safety obligations

Have your sayThe public, public authorities, industry, interested groups and persons were invited to send feedback on the draft Standard.

The department’s Transport Operations (Marine Safety—Queensland Regulated Ships Miscellaneous Equipment) Standard 2006 (Standard) is set to expire in 2017.

The Standard gives boaties guidance on how to comply with their safety obligation by recommending equipment that should be carried on their ship when operating in areas such as smooth waters, in or beyond partially smooth waters.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) has prepared a draft Standard to replace the previous Standard expiring in 2017, and invited submissions on the draft Standard from public authorities, industry, interested groups and persons, and the public on the changes that have been made to the Standard for miscellaneous equipment on Queensland regulated ships. Equipment may include lifejackets, fire extinguishers, flares, V sheets, liquid damped compass and navigation charts, electronic navigation devices, anchors, baling equipment, oars or paddles, and drinking water.

View the changes made to the draft Standard

You may also obtain a hard copy of the draft Standard by contacting your local MSQ regional office.

Once the revised standard has been finalised it will be published on the MSQ legislation in Queensland page and this page. 

Submit your feedback

The date for receipt of written submissions has now closed. 

Any additional feedback for future review and consideration are welcome to be submitted. Written submissions on the Standard may be made to the Director (Safety Standards) in the following ways:

By mail

Director (Safety Standards)
Maritime Safety Queensland
GPO Box 2595
Brisbane QLD 4001

By email

Last updated
11 April 2019