Procedure - HD07171                                                      


1.    Key (boat), key (padlock), battery cover, fish finder & stereo face

2.    Forms, Techni ice & check fuel

3.    Size of esky required? Are children’s life jackets required?


1.    Key and kill switch

2.    How to start - ‘Neutral’ position

3.    Forward/ Reverse

4.    Trim – tell to lift in shallow water

5.    Maps (Toilets)- tell weather conditions & show exclusion zone

6.    Stereo and connections

7.    Fish finder/ depth chart

8.    Ropes/ mooring protectors/ hook/ anchor/ cleats

9.    Bimini cover/ swim ladder/ fishing rod holders/ esky/ fire bucket/whistle etc

10.  Life jackets/ safety gear (oars, hook, fire extinguisher, first aid kit) and supplies

11.  Emergency Management Plan/ Phone numbers/ Boat Handling Tips navigational markers/ Policy



No swimming from the rear (propeller warning)

No jumping from the vessel whilst underway

All body parts inside the vessel whilst underway

Be aware of other vessels and hazards

Be aware that the lake is a marine environment and has such dangers (i.e. sharks)

Be aware of wind, waves, weather, currents and tides

Be aware of unbalancing and/or overloading vessel (front especially)

Be aware and obey NSW Maritime’s signs and markers

Be careful of marine life such as birds and dolphins, also take care not to damage seagrass

Be sun smart with use of SPF 30+ sunscreen and remember to rehydrate

Be aware of the time and how long it might take you to return

Do not sit in the front ‘fishing chairs’ whilst underway

Children Under 12 must wear a lifejacket at all times.

  • Must be warn at all times in a vessel under 4.8m
  • When in an open area of a vessel 4.8m to 8m that is underway
  • The following life jacket types apply:
    • On enclosed waters:Type 1, 2 or 3)

All occupants on boats less than 4.8m 


BOATING EXCLUSION- Do not enter Ferry terminals and any rivers or creeks