Friday, January 8, 2010


Jetskis or Personal Watercraft (PWC's) need to be licensed through Marine Safety Victoria.

Jetski operators are supposed to
  • keep 50 m from swimmers, vessels (including other PWC's)
  • if within this distance, to ride at 5 knots.

The blood alocohol limit is the same as for driving ie a limit of zero applies to those under 21 and their supervisor, and a .05 blood alcohol limit applies to those over 21.

Parks Victoria is the waterway manager for Port Phillip Bay and determines the zones where jetskis are permitted. The boating zones have been reviewed and revised zones will be in place for the summer of 20010/11.
If you think jetski operators are putting swimmers at risk through not complying with these requirement, contact Victoria Police.

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