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Ture ā-Rohe Mahi Urungi Āhuru 2014

Navigation Safety Bylaw 2014

The Navigation Safety Bylaw sets out the rules for all vessels and people using Auckland's waters to ensure their safety.

​What the Navigation Safety Bylaw does

The bylaw:

  • makes wearing a lifejacket compulsory when on board a vessel that is up to 6m long, unless the person in charge of that vessel gives you permission not to
  • makes it compulsory to carry a communication device
  • prohibits being in charge of a vessel if you are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs
  • specifies requirements around flotation devices
  • specifies requirements around certain water activities, including water skiing, diving, swimming and using recreational vessels
  • specifies navigation safety and operating requirements, including licensing and permits, and restricted areas
  • specifies requirements for large vessels and hazardous cargo.

Get a copy of the Navigation Safety Bylaw