Australian Standard AS 4758.1:2015 Lifejackets - Part 1:General Requirements - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to use recreational vessel or hire and drive vessel. A personal flotation device (PFD) must be worn on any open area on a marine vessel. This standard sets out the requirements for PFD Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3.

It specifies requirements for personal flotation devices designed for use in supervised situations to assist flotation during short-term immersion in sheltered waters during daylight hours, and also intended for use in water sports or as clothing for special situations where assistance is immediately at hand.

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.

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
Phone: 1800 223 022