Governance

Queensland launches summer boating drive

A new maritime enforcement team will hit Queensland waters this summer to help stem a rise in boating incidents. The team of specially-trained Maritime Safety

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Purchasing A Second Hand Vessel

Let’s assume that you have found the boat of your dreams that suits you and how you will use it. Now, first be sure that

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Boat Licence? Yes, Please!

If you live on the Gold Coast, and you have considered obtaining a boat licence but haven’t taken the first steps, we encourage you to

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Reporting Marine Incidents

Marine incident. Two words that frighten many a boater, various fears leap to mind: injury, damage, insurance, cost, penalties. On average, a marine incident will

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Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) released the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 in March 2018 following extensive consultation, and it has received positive

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Safety Management Systems for DCVs

Are you operating a domestic commercial vessel (DCV)? Be sure you fully understand your legal obligations relating to your SMS. Safety Management Systems (SMS) for

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Delivering On Gold Coast Waterways

The year 2017 had been an exciting one as we’ve worked hard to secure the future of the Gold Coast’s waterways. With five rivers, creeks,

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Blacks & Whites of Grey Imports

Pitfalls of importing your own boat   With shipping costs at rock bottom, importing US boats remains an attractive option even with a stronger US

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Australian Emission Standards 2018 and Marine Engines

After eleven years in the pipeline, the Product Emissions Standards Act was passed in September 2017, and all the Rules and details approved, ready for

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GCWA on Water and Land

It’s been a busy year on and beside the water for the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) and with the Commonwealth Games just around the

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