AFP Random Boat Checks on LBG

AFP Random Boat Checks on LBG

Please read below recent message from the Australian Federal Water Police to all Lake Users.

‘The AFP wishes to advise all clubs and members that with the warmer weather and increased boating activity, SRG Maritime members have commenced random checks of all powered vessels utilising Lake Burley Griffin and other A.C.T waterways – ‘Safe Summer’.

Dependent upon your user status these checks will involve:

Support and Recreational boats

 Vessel operator to produce a current state recreational boat license;

  • Proof of current state registration and NCA permit for that vessel; and
  • Full operational and safety inspections, including producing all ‘on-board’ safety equipment as specified within state marine safety regulations, and the NCA permit online application form.

Commercial Vessels

 Vessel Master to produce a current commercial vessel operators certificate of an appropriate AMSA classification (eg: Coxswain or Master5);

  • Proof of current AMSA Survey and Operating Certificates;
  • Proof of current NCA permit; and
  • Full operational and safety inspections, including all safety equipment and systems as specified within the Survey & Operating certificates for a vessel of that classification.

Unless you have specific exemptions for these operating requirements, all breaches will be recorded, with any serious/multiple breaches reported to the NCA, AMSA or other relevant authorities for follow up action.’

For information on the requirements for support and recreational boats see

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