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Melbourne Boat Hire operates with a Certificate of Operation issued from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) with collaboration from Transport Safety Victoria (TSV).

Our Commitment to you the hirer:

  • Each vessel before hire is checked over by our trained staff to ensure safe to operate
  • We will provide you with a induction onboard the hire vessel and a safety equipment briefing before setting off.
  • We will show you how to operate and drive the hire vessel safely
  • We will provide a map showing hire locations and show locations you can stop at and navigational features of the Yarra River or Maribyrnong River to observe.
  • We provide a working Fire Extinguisher on each vessel
  • We provide a First Aid Kit onboard each vessel
  • We will be brief you on what to do in an Emergency

For Hirers:

  • Never venture out of the designated hire areas
  • Always maintain a vigilant lookout and pay attention to your surroundings
  • No smoking onboard any vessel
  • No dumping of any waste overboard
  • Respect the environment
  • No drugs onboard or no driver under the influence of drugs
  • Supervise any children onboard at all times
  • Ensure any children onboard are wearing lifejackets
  • Adhere to maximum blood alcohol limit of .05
  • Report any injured wildlife to us
  • All incidents and accidents must be reported to us

To view our full Safety Management System that we have in place please contact us.

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