CAN/CGSB 65.11-M88:1988 Personal Flotation Devices - Victoria

Service summary

This standard applies to personal flotation devices (PFDs) intended for constant wear to increase the safety of adults (persons with a body mass greater than 41 kg) in situations where a risk of drowning exists. This standard covers devices that are inherently buoyant and those with combined buoyancy.

Compliance may be required by trading and passenger vessel operators, and all occupants of the following vessels are required to wear a specified PFD when aboard, in an open area, and under way:

  • Power driven vessels up to and including 4.8 metres in length
  • Off-the-beach sailing yachts
  • Personal watercraft
  • Canoes, kayaks and rowing boats
  • Pedal boats and fun boats
  • Kite boards and sail boards
  • Recreational tenders.

Please consult the Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook for a list of compliant personal flotation devices.

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

 Resources
Comply Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

CAN/CGSB 65.11-M88:1988 Personal Flotation Devices - Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

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:

1800223022
information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au

Website:

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