This standard applies to personal flotation devices (PFDs) for children intended for constant wear to increase the safety of children in situations where a drowning hazard exists. Compliance may be required by trading and passenger vessel operators, and all occupants of the following vessels are required to ensure that any relevant children are wearing a specified PFD when appropriate:
- 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
- Recreational tenders.
Please consult the Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook for a list of compliant personal flotation devices.