Australian Standard AS 2261-1990 Rescue Buoys - Victoria


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.

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Code of Practice

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Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Transport Safety Victoria

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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
Phone: 1800 223 022