Australian Standard AS 2261-1990 Rescue Buoys - Victoria

Service summary

You may be required to carry lifebuoys on a recreational or hire and drive vessel that comply with this standard. The number that is required will depend on the size of your vessel. This standard specifies requirements for the design, construction, buoyancy, colour retroreflectivity, and marking of rescue buoys intended to be thrown or dropped to a person in water to assist flotation.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

Maritime Safety
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria


Operating address:
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1800 223 022
information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au

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