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National Safe Boating Week

From the 1st to the 7th of October National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) is back.  This initiative reminds boaters about the importance of wearing a lifejacket when out on the water and also the necessity of understanding how to use…
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Queensland Boating Facilities Survey

Boating Facilities for Queensland. Have your say!

Maritime Safety Queensland seeks feedback on demand! Recreational boating numbers in Queensland continued to rise at an unprecedented rate. Naturally this has a significant impact on the infrastructure that we use to get out onto the water and what we…
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Queensland Fired and Emergency Services

QRBC welcomes QFES as a new member

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council recently extended an invitation to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to become a member of the council.  The QRBC has been actively working with QFES on the Marine Rescue Implementation Working Group since…
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Boating incidents rising, authorities cracking down

Increasing numbers of incidents on Queensland’s waterways see reminders for safe boating   The Gold Coast Bulletin (Brianna Morris-Grant) reports that almost 1500 warnings have been issued over the last 12 months by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) just on the…
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Brisbane River Code of Conduct

Brisbane River Code of Conduct

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council (QRBC) attended the Brisbane River Code of Conduct meeting at the Pinkenba office of Maritime Safety Queensland in May 2022.  With increasing numbers of users and types of watercraft on the river during all hours…
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Mooloolaba Bar 'lives at risk'

Mooloolaba Bar risking lives and hurting businesses

Issues with shoaling at the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour ‘…is making access for vessels extremely treacherous’ (Fiona Simpson MP, May 2022). The member for Maroochydore has launched a campaign titled “Make It Safe” in an effort to get the bar…
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Andrew FIelding elected as BIA President

BIA appoints new President and Chairman

The Boating Industry Association Ltd. announced this week that a new President and Chairman has been appointed. Andrew Fielding has been unanimously elected to the role following Darren Vaux’s 3 year term coming to an end.   President Fielding paid…
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Cairns Port

Labor promises $150m for Cairns Port upgrade

Cairns Marine Precinct set to be a major player in Australia’s future security.   With the focus very much on strengthening borders and committing to upgrading marine facilities to cope with future requirements, federal Labor today announced an election promise…
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