Regulatory Reference Guide

MONITORING SITE FOR THE REGULATORY REFERENCE GUIDE

Welcome to the online Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG). It offers you the opportunity to search, sort and consult the rules impacting the recreational marine. The ICOMIA Secretariat invites all MIAs to check and update their sections frequently. We are sure that you will appreciate this very informative tool.

To browse the RRG, select a country and/or criteria from the dropdown menus

New Zealand
Operating Limits
July 18, 2013

Local and national regulations in force e.g. Speed limit of 5 knots within 200 metres of shore or 50 metres of another vessel, age of 15 years in order to drive a power boat capable of 10 knots+

New Zealand
Styrene Levels
July 18, 2013

Local regulations in force

New Zealand
Environment
July 18, 2013

Sewage disposal and holding tank regulations apply. Other environmental regulations apply.

New Zealand
Drivers Licences
July 18, 2013

No drivers licences required for private pleasure boats.

New Zealand
Safety Equipment
July 18, 2013

Sufficient lifejackets must be carried on each boat for each person.

Australia
Safety Equipment
July 3, 2013

State legislation applied to local waters. Standards Australia define acceptable equipment standards. National register of approved equipment maintained by federal agency. Compulsory wearing of lifejackets on some vessels, or during darkness or bar crossings in most states. Strong ongoing awareness campaign promote wearing of PFD.

Australia
Styrene Levels
July 3, 2013

No national regulations in force. New national OH&S legislation being developed to replace state-based legislation but not expected to cover styrene.

Australia
Registration
July 3, 2013

Registration in force in all states for motor powered craft except Northern Territory which does not have registration for any vessel.

Australia
Product Liability
July 3, 2013

National Australian Consumer Law in effect 1 January 2012. First fully national consumer legislation and tightens, in most states, regulations concerning product liability and warranty.

Australia
Operating Limits
July 3, 2013

Restrictions apply from State to State. Speed limits depend on locality. Restrictions on PWCs in Sydney Harbour and at some launch ramps around the nation. Designated waterski, horseswimming areas etc