Australian Standard AS 1512-1996 Personal Flotation Devices - Type 1 - Victoria


You may be required to comply with this standard of personal floatation device (PFDs) regarding the specifications of general use PFDs.

This standard has been superseded and is now referred to as AS 4758.1:2015 Lifejackets - General requirements. It specifies the requirements for PFDs with buoyancy classifications of level 275, level 150, level 100 and level 50 suitable for use by adults and children.

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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Transport Safety Victoria

Contact details

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Maritime Safety

Transport Safety Victoria

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 223 022
Website: Maritime Safety (Opens in new window)