Declaration of boating activity exemption - 2021 Open Water Swim

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Port of Port Phillip, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Life Saving Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the 2021 Victorian Police and Emergency Services Games Open Water Swim are exempt from the following requirements:


State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water

2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel

3. Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the water’s edge


Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

4. Clause 1.4.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction within 200m of the waters edge for South West Port Phillip.


The exemptions apply from 7:00am to 11:00am on Wednesday 17 March 2021 within the waters of the event area at Eastern Beach, Geelong.


Dated: 19/03/2021

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