Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure presents regulations for life-jackets and Port Adelaide River, ask for boater safety survey participants

New life-jacket laws apply for South Australia
New life-jacket laws apply for South Australia

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has opened a survey until April 2020 to inform its Safety Team on where to take education of future South Australian recreational boaters.

The survey is based around the individual's boating experiences and how much general knowledge recreational boaters have when it comes to laws and safety.

The results from the survey are to assist DPTI's Safety Team and where further education on boating in SA should be taken to improve standards and regulations.

The survey can be accessed online and all participants go into a draw to win one of five life-jackets.

To complete the survey visit

The DPTI Safety team will also have a display on at the 2019 Adelaide Boat Show, June 28-30, in the Adelaide Convention Centre and will be located on site 101.

The presentation will also include new life-jacket regulations and new speed limits for the Port Adelaide River.

An onstage presentation will be available from 2pm each show day and will be followed by a boating licence exam for participants.

It is also highly recommended all boating licence exam participants take part in prior learning which can be found at

The number of exam participants is limited and is essential that all participants book at the SA Volunteer Coast Guard display stand on the day of exam. All participants are required to have identity with proof of age on the day.

Entry to the exam is $40 upfront or $20 for kids (12 to 15 years) with a $43 licence when participants pass exam.