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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Firelight Festival

Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Yarra River upstream of port waters of the Port of Melbourne under the Marine Safety Act 2010 (the Act) makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Act.

For the purpose of conducting the Firelight Festival (in Victoria Harbour), vessels involved in the fireworks and burning effigies, are exempt from:

  1. The requirements of clause 3.3(c) (i) of Schedule 3 of the Notice under the Marine Act 1988 (prohibiting the mooring and or berthing on the waters of the Yarra River upstream of port waters of the Port of Melbourne to Dights Falls).

·Exemption Conditions

  • The exemption applies from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on 30 June, 1 July and 2 July 2017, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the event application and associated documentation are adhered to.

By Order of Parks Victoria

Dated: 27 June 2017

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