Aquatic Events Advice - Geelong Port Waters
The VRCA requires notification advice of aquatic events which take place within or enter the port waters of Geelong including the shipping channels
An Aquatic Events Advice is required pursuant to the Harbour Master's Directions made pursuant to sections 86 and 87 of the Port Management Act 1995.
Aquatic Events which occur outside Port waters may require a permit from Parks Victoria. Parks Victoria can be contacted on telephone number 131 963.
Event organizers must ensure that event participants are informed to keep clear of commercial shipping at all times. The responsibility is not negated where there is no advice forwarded from the VRCA. This is a continuing responsibility of both Event organizers and participants.
An Aquatic Events Advice must be lodged not less than 5 working days prior to the scheduled event date(s).
To submit an Aquatic Events Advice.
If the proposed Aquatic Event is approved, the Harbour Master will:
i. add the appropriate comments in the "VRCA comments Section"
The VRCA can issue an Aquatic Events Advice which covers regular events for the whole of the season, for example a single Advice can be issued for "Saturday racing" when the events take place in the same general area, at approximately the same time.
If the proposed Aquatic Event is not approved, you will be provided with reasons for this rejection. Non-approval of an Event must be treated as a Direction by the Harbour Master that the event is not to take place on the basis given in the Aquatic Events Advice form.
Please contact the Harbour Master for assistance with this Advice.