Look out for shared activities on the water

Gold Coast waterways are enjoyed by a wide variety of users including recreational and commercial boaties, jet skis, paddle craft, swimmers, wind surfers and more! To make sure everyone stays safe, here are some tips on how to Be Aware and Share:

  • Swimmers and some passive craft can be difficult to see, keep a constant lookout and check for people in the water
  • Be aware of boats and keep clear of their path. Or make yourself as visible as possible
  • Remember the distance off rules from people in the water, e.g. swimmers and passive craft. Reduce speed to 6 knots within:
    • 30 metres from people in the water if you’re in a boat
    • 60 metres from people in the water if you’re on a personal watercraft, e.g. jet ski