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Lifejackets are the most important piece of safety equipment on recreational vessels. In many situations you are required by law to wear a lifejacket and it must be well maintained. Penalties apply. Maritime Safety Victoria and Water Police will be cracking down this summer.

Check which lifejacket you need to wear


Don't feel like it? Wear a lifejacket or others wear the consequences

Lifejackets for your lifestyle

Modern inflatable lifejacket styles are easy to wear, and they don't get in the way of your favourite boating activities. There are a wide range of slimline styles and colours available.

Check out the range of lifejackets available

Looking after your lifejacket

It's important that you check your jackets before you head out, and ensure they are serviced regularly. Both Maritime Safety Officers and Victoria Police will be checking for faulty safety gear this summer, and issuing fines.

Learn how to look after your lifejacket

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Make the right call

A lifejacket buys you time, but you need to be able to raise the alarm if you need to be rescued.

Learn how to raise the alarm