The south east region boasts some of the most breathtaking inland and coastal locations for recreational craft.

We encourage everyone who takes to the water to also take responsibility for their actions, take maritime safety seriously and respect the local environment.

Click on, for lots of safe boating tips, information and downloadable booklets.

Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

The code of practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft outlines legislative requirements, recommended guidelines and best practice regarding the safe operation of a range of recreational craft. The Code of Practice can also be viewed in PDF format on the Department’s website, and on

All recreational craft users are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Code and heed the safety advice and recommendations.