DoT has the power to grant exemptions from current marine safety legislation requirements for boating and other on-water activities.

About exemptions

You can seek an exemption if it is unreasonable, impracticable or possibly even unsafe to comply with the rules. For example, Surf Lifesaving WA rescue craft may need to exceed the speed limit and, in some cases, not carry certain safety equipment because it is safer while operating in surf and other high risk conditions or situations.

DoT can issue an exemption providing the need is justified and other measures are put in place to mitigate any risks.

Exemptions can be issued for set periods normally associated with approved aquatic events or on water works and construction or on an ongoing basis.

For further information please contact the number below.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
    13 11 56   Navigational.Safety@transport.wa.gov.au

Current and ongoing exemptions

See below for all current and ongoing exemptions.

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