Tag Archive: queensland

National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week starts 1 October.

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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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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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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Catching and keeping undersized fish

Big fine issued for illegal netting

Following notification from a concerned member of the general public, the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol caught a fisher south of Townsville with an illegal catch and equipment.  Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities,…
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Queensland Waterways clean-up complete

Clean up of the waterways after flooding now complete

The waterways around South-East Queensland, battered following last months flooding, are safe once more. In a joint statement released today from Acting Premier and Minster for the Olympics, The Honourable Cameron Dick and Minister for Transport and Main Roads, The…
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Queensland Fisheries flagship vessel

Major refit of Fisheries flagship vessel complete

Queensland Fisheries vessel ‘KI Ross’ has a 1/2 life refit in Brisbane.   Following an extensive refit in Brisbane which supported many local businesses, Fisheries Queensland is back in the water and has returned to patrolling our waterways. Minister for…
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