Date ______

Vessel name/registration ______

Date of registration renewal ______

Fuel capacity ______

Approx burn rate (dist/time) ______

Fuel – remember to allow for 1/3rd outbound, 1/3rd return and 1/3rd reserve, for any sea conditions.

Engine hours

Port Time

Total hours _

Starboard Time

Total hours _

Service due ______


o  Engine oil level / o  Gear box oil
o  Engine tilt/trim / o  Coolant water intake
o  Fuel / o  Hydraulic steering
o  Fuel filters / o  Anodes
o  Fuel tanks, lines, clips / o  Propeller (bolts/blades)
o  Visual exterior / o  Collar air pressure (for inflatables)
o  Bilge pump / o  Fuel caps/breathers on portable tanks

Special care is needed when operating vessels with inboard petrol engines. Equipment should be checked regularly by a suitably qualified person.


o  Mooring lines / o  Lanyard
o  Navigation lights / o  Flood lights
o  Compass / o  Deck lights
o  Horn / o  Fenders
o  Steering system / o  Bungs
o  Battery isolation / o  Lines (mooring)
o  Lanyard / o  Batteries/terminals
o  Are the bungs securely placed in the bung holes?


o  VHF / o  27 MHz

VHF radio is recommended for marine use – you will need a licence to operate one. Contact ACMA for details.


o  Lights / o  Visual exterior
o  Winch and cable / o  Safety chains and links
o  Tie down straps / o  Tyre pressures
o  Trailer coupling / o  Safety lock
o  Grease on bearings / o  Rollers/skids
o  Brake lever

Safety equipment

o  PFD for each person / o  Fire extinguisher
o  Waterproof buoyant torch / o  Anchor with chain and line
o  Bailer Bucket and lanyard / o  Bilge pump
o  Oars or paddles / o  Orange smoke signals
o  Red flares / o  Lifebuoy
o  Dinghy or liferaft / o  Compass
o  Marine radio / o  EPIRB
o  Parachute rocket
o  Have personal flotation devices (PFDs) been serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications?
o  Has the fire extinguisher been serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications? Is it free of rust and corrosion?
o  Is the pressure indicator working properly?
o  Are flares and smoke signals in date? If not, dispose of them at selected police stations – contact your local police station for more details.
o  Is your EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) registered with Australian Maritime Safety Authority?

Note: Additional safety equipment is required if you go beyond 2 nautical miles offshore – a compass, rocket flares, marine radio and an EPIRB.

Where to get more information

Phone: 1800 223 022


This publication is intended as general information only and is not a substitute for the relevant legislation, legal or professional advice. Copyright in this publication resides with the Director, Transport Safety and the State of Victoria. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any process except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). The information in this publication is accurate as at October 2016.

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