Coast Guard Brings Safety Message To Docklands Show

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Boating Industry Association of Vic. LTD, Marine House, 24 York Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205

The Coast Guard will offer free Come ’n’ Try Boating

rides at Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival,

plus boat license training and testing sessions.

22 January 2010

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Coast Guard brings safety message to Docklands show

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association

will again be training and testing would-be boaties

at the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle


One of the Coast Guard’s top trainers will deliver

three sessions from Friday 5 February to Sunday 7

February at the Festival at New Quay Marina at


Deputy Squadron Commodore Barry Cordwell will run sessions at 12.30 pm daily with each

session comprising four hours of presentation, discussion, test and assessment.

Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion which they can present at any Vic

Roads office for the conversion to a Recreational Boat Operator License.

The cost is $70 for the boat operator session, $20 for the PWC endorsement session, or $90 for both

combined, and all proceeds go to the Coast Guard to do its vital voluntary work in helping keep the

waterways safe.

People wishing to participate will need to provide proof of identity. A current Victorian driver’s licence

is enough but if you don’t have that you will need photo ID that equals 100 points such as a birth

certificate, Medicare card and a bank statement that has your name and address printed on it.


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For those interested in learning about boating, the Coast Guard is also offering free Come ’n’ Try

Boating sessions from 10 am daily.

Show patrons are invited to jump on board a boat for a ride around Docklands waterways with the

Coast Guard to experience the joys of safe boating for themselves.


Also on offer at the festival is Come ’n’ Try Sea Kayaking, also from 10 am daily, plus Come ’n’ Try

Dragon Boating on Saturday 6 February from 10 am to 8 pm.

Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival is organised by the Boating Industry Association

of Victoria (BIA) and runs from Friday 5 February to Sunday 7 February, 2010. Opening hours are

10am to 6pm daily except Friday, when the show closes at 8pm.

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Media inquiries and images:

Greg Shoemark

0412 316 928 or (03) 9898 5570


2010 Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival

NewQuay and Waterfront City Marina, Docklands Drive, Docklands (Melway Map 2E Ref 4E/F)










10.00 am  -  8.00 pm

10.00 am  -   6.00 pm 

10.00 am  -   6.00 pm

Admission: Adults $15; Kids under 16 & Pensioner Concession Card Holders $8 (with ID);  Family (up to 2

adults and 3 children) $35

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