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South Australian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook

Contents (3.4 MB PDF) Introduction
Common marine terms Licensing and registration (544.3 KB PDF)

Boat operator licensing
Applying for a boat operator’s licence
Applying for a special permit
Motor vessel registration
Boat Code
Vessels registered in other states
Displaying your registration label and

Planning and preparation (434.4 KB PDF)

Choosing the right boat
Before you take your boat on the water
Towing and launching

Safety on the water (695.2 KB PDF) Let someone know
Your duty of care
Boating with children
Speed limits
Loading for stability
Fuelling and fire prevention
Alcohol and drugs Safety equipment (1.1 MB PDF) What you need and where
Checklists – Required safety equipment
Variation from standard requirements
Standards and features Weather and other potential hazards (417.0 KB PDF) Before you go out
On the water Navigation (540.2 KB PDF) The international rules
Anchoring restrictions
Interacting with big ships
Navigating in restricted visibility Buoys, marks, beacons, signals and signs (2.5 MB PDF) Buoyage and navigation marks
Signals on vessels
Navigation lights Anchoring, mooring and berthing (520.8 KB PDF) Anchoring and mooring
Berthing at a wharf or jetty Emergency action (757.4 KB PDF) Your obligations
Common situations
Abandoning your vessel
Distress signals
First aid afloat
Search and rescue (SAR)
Towing a vessel on water Navigating South Australian rivers (616.8 KB PDF) Local knowledge
Inland waters and rivers Special activities (914.7 KB PDF) Personal watercraft
Waterskiing Protecting the environment (498.4 KB PDF) Marine wildlife
Aquatic reserves and marine parks
Avoiding pollution
Historic shipwrecks
Riverbank erosion
Watching our borders Contact details and further information (350.6 KB PDF) Service SA customer service centres
Relevant Departments and organisations
for other enquiries
Marine and boating publications
Answers to self-check questions

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