River Safety

Have fun but always use caution and common sense

Water safety is absolutely paramount in and on the Murray River and Lake Bonney, and anyone that uses the river must understand and be aware of the dangers.

It is always strongly recommended that children wear life jackets near and around water at all times.

New regulations regarding the wearing of life jackets came into effect in December 2017 and all boaters need to know what to do to make sure that they and their crew comply. You can view the new life jacket requirements here.

For more information about swimming safety in the Murray River, visit the Discover Murray website here.

More information regarding boating and marine safety can be found in the South Australian Boating Safety handbook here.

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