CAN/CGSB 65.15-M88:1988 Personal Flotation Devices for Children - Victoria


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.

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

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 223 022