Lifejacket rules and regulations for Tasmania, Australia:
An approved personal flotation device (PFD) is mandatory safety equipment in Tasmania and must be provided for each person on board. It is compulsory to wear a PFD in any recreational motor boat or motor-propelled tender that is under six (6) metres in length and is under power.
It is also compulsory for children under the age of 12 years to wear a PFD in a recreational motor boat or motor-propelled tender of any length while under power.
Boaters are not required to wear a PFD while they are within a deckhouse, cabin or secure enclosed space. Continue reading→