Changes to the Special Regulations

Before any discussion around Australian Sailing Safety regulations, we remind boat owners that they are obliged to also meet the State Government's legislative requirements for marine safety.  Refer here for Maritime Safety Victoria Boating Requirements and here for their fact sheet which includes an equipment list.  Sometimes they have additional/differing requirements, eg liferaft/dinghy for >12m coastal or off shore.


Australian Sailing Special Regulations became effective 1st July 2017 and will be valid until 30th June 2021.  A summary of changes from the previous regulations are available here.

Australian Sailing also release amendments and interpretations to these Special Regulations.  Refer to AS Special Regulations for details.