Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics

Servicing your inflatable lifejacket is a legal requirement in NSW. Transport for NSW (Maritime) offers step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself.

About our clinics

Inflatable lifejackets require extra care and attention to ensure they will inflate in an emergency.

Most inflatable lifejackets can be self-serviced, depending on the manufacturer's guidelines.

Our boating educators run free clinics to promote awareness of inflatable lifejacket servicing requirements, including step-by-step instructions on how to self-service your lifejacket.

The clinics are run as part of the NSW Government's 'Wear a Lifejacket' campaign, and in line with the Maritime Safety Plan.

Importance of servicing your lifejacket

Lifejackets are vital for your safety when you're out boating.

In NSW you must service your inflatable lifejacket every year - or in line with the manufacturer's advice.

Most manufacturers specify routine checks and maintenance schedules for keeping your lifejacket in good condition.

Penalties may apply if you fail to service your lifejacket as required.

Online video tutorial

Watch one of our lifejacket clinic livestreams on how to self-service your inflatable lifejacket.

Face to face workshops

Inflatable lifejackets must be serviced at regular intervals to ensure they will work in an emergency.

Register to attend one of our Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics where a Transport for NSW Boating Education Officer will demonstrate inflatable lifejacket servicing requirements, and provide step-by-step instruction on the self-servicing process.

Registered participants are eligible to receive free replacement parts for their inflatable lifejacket, or a $15 discount voucher that can be used towards the purchase of an inflatable lifejacket or self-service parts at a retail partner listed below.

Each clinic is delivered under a Transport for NSW COVIDSafe Plan and follows current NSW Health safety guidelines and capacity limits.

DateLocationSession TimesRegistration
Friday 12 MarchHanging Rock Boat Ramp, Batemans Bay10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Saturday 13 MarchCallala Bay Boat Ramp, Watt Street, Callala Bay10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Sunday, 14 March Skiway Park Boat Ramp, Oak Flats10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Friday 19 MarchFishery Creek Boat Ramp, Ballina10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Saturday 20 MarchCoffs Harbour Boat Ramp, Coffs Harbour10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Sunday 21 MarchForster Boat Ramp, Forster10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Friday 26 MarchLittle Beach Boat Ramp, Nelson Bay10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pmRegister here
Saturday 27 MarchBlacksmiths Boat Ramp, Blacksmiths10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pmRegister here
Sunday 28 MarchDeerubbin Reserve Boat Ramp, Mooney  Mooney10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Saturday 3 AprilAdaminaby Easter Fair, Adaminaby Find out more information
Sunday 4 AprilWidows Inlet Boat Ramp, Jindabyne10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pmRegister here
Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 AprilSailfest Newcastle Regatta, Newcastle  Find out more information
Friday 30 AprilRowlands Reserve Boat Ramp, Bayview10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pmRegister here
Saturday 1 MayTunks Park Boat Ramp, Cammeray10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here
Sunday 2 MayKyeemagh Boat Ramp Reserve, Kyeemagh10am, 11am, 12pmRegister here

Additional information

  • Attendees are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their session at the registration table to check in.
  • Attendees are required to bring their own lifejacket to participate.
  • Limit of one voucher per registered participant. Vouchers are valid for a period of 30 days from the date of issue.
  • Should any clinic be cancelled or registered participants do not attend the scheduled session, no discount vouchers will be issued.
  • All attendees are to follow NSW Government COVID-19 safety guidelines and instruction given by staff to adhere to the events COVIDSafe Plan.

Retail partners

Would you like to participate as a retail partner in our inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic program? Contact us to register your interest.

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