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Recreational vessel standards workshop

1 August @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Australian Recreational Boating Committee (ARBSC) and Standards Australia, with the support of the Boating Industry Association, are hosting a workshop discussing the possible extension of scope of national standards for recreational vessels in Australia.

The workshop will explore opportunities for the introduction of new standards, including vessel construction and identification standards, and to gauge industry’s support.  The workshop will also consider the standardisation of implementation, management and compliance, including competency and authorisation to use standards.

National standards would apply to vessels built in and imported into Australia and would introduce minimum standards for all aspects of vessel design and construction and identification. This would have benefits for consumer safety and confidence by aligning with industry standards already in place internationally.

Information Session and Workshop Program

  • 15:00 Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country and session introduction – Chris Mather, Chair ARBSC
  • 15:20 Background and current situation, scope of AS1799-1 – Martin Jaggs & Vanessa Spark, ABP Working Group 
  • 15:40 Presentation by Standards Australia – Ben Russel, National Standards Manager
  • 16:10 Current international standards and options for Australian Standards – Joe Lynch, CEO ICOMIA
  • 16:30 Panel of leading Australian boat manufacturers – Panel
  • 16:40 Regulation and compliance and enforcement of standards for vessels  – Nik Parker, Chair SA Committee CS114 Small Craft 
  • 17:00 Question and answer session –  Panel 

This event is invite only.


1 August
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


International Convention Centre, Meeting Room E3.4
14 Darling Drive
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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