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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Life Saving Victoria IRB Carnival

Friday 21 April, 2017

Parks Victoria as the waterway manager for the Local Port of Port Phillip and the waters of Western Port Bay, declare under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that for persons and vessels associated with the respective 2017 Life Saving Victoria IRB Carnival detailed in Table 1 are exempt as follows:  

  1. Vessels associated with the 2017 Life Saving Victoria IRB Carnival are exempt from the requirements to operate a vessel at a speed not exceeding 5 knots:  
    • within 50 metres of a person in the water or another vessel; and  
    • within 200 metres of the waters’ edge; as detailed in clauses 2(a), 2(c), 4(a) and 1.1.9 (a) of the Notice under section 15(2) of the Marine Act 1988 (Vic).   
  2. The exemptions in clause 1 above will be automatically suspended for any periods when swimmers or other vessels not associated with the event approach within 100 metres of any vessel or swimmer involved in the event.   
  3. The exemptions in clause 1 above will apply only to operators and vessels associated with the event which are noted on a list maintained by Life Saving Victoria.   
  4. The vessel exclusion zone of waters bounded by a line commencing at a signpost displaying signs on the shore and on the end of Lagoon Pier, to yellow special mark piles with 'No Vessels' signs, to a signpost displaying 'No Vessels' on the foreshore at the end of Philipson Street, Albert Park.    

The exemptions apply for the times, dates and locations of 2017 Life Saving Victoria IRB Carnival detailed in Table 1, provided that the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Applications for Boating Activity Exemptions and associated documents, are adhered to.  

Table 1: 2017 Life Saving Victoria IRB Carnival  

Date Event Name Venue Start time End time
*23 April 2017 LSV IRB Carnival South Melbourne LSC 7:00am 4:00pm

* Back up dates for this event are 22 April 2017 and 7 May 2017.  

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