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Southern Rural Water as the declared waterway manager for Lake Glenmaggie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Glenmaggie & District Boat Club, persons and vessels involved in the Ski Race Victoria Point Score Series 2021/2022 are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of a person in the water
  2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel
  3. Clause 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of the water’s edge

Marine Safety Regulations 2012

  1. Regulation 96(5) – Requirement to carry a bucket with lanyard on inland waters

Modification   For the purpose of boating activity conducted by the Glenmaggie District Boat Club “schedule 1 types of personal floatation devices”, of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (MSR) is modified to include a personal floatation device (PFD) is a PFD type 1,2 or 3 if it complies with the current Ski Racing Australian (SRA) rules


Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from item 1 and 2 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore.
  • Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 4 for the duration of the events.
  • Occupants of competing vessels and water-skiers must wear a PFD at all times that complies with Rule 10.6 of the current SRA Rules.
  • Occupants of rescue and official vessels associated with the event must wear a PFD at all times, and vessels must have all of the prescribed safety equipment.
  • The exemptions apply from 6:30am – 8:00pm 27 & 28 November 2021, for the waters Lake Glenmaggie, the entire lake will be closed for the event
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.


By order of Southern Rural Water

Edward Smith

Manager Headworks Operations

Dated: 16/11/2021