Health & Wellbeing

Lifejackets save lives! Learn how to service your inflatable lifejacket this weekend at Ballina and Coffs Harbour

Boaters are encouraged to attend free lifejacket self-servicing clinics this weekend at a range of locations on the North Coast.

 NSW Maritime Acting Executive Director Andrew Mogg said people could drop in to clinics set up at Ballina and Coffs Harbour.

“NSW Maritime Boating Education Officers will be on-site to show boaters a step-by- step process to check and maintain their lifejackets,” Mr Mogg said.

Mr Mogg said the clinics would include demonstrations of easy-to-do lifejacket pre-wear checks and self-servicing of inflatable lifejackets.

It is a legal requirement in NSW that inflatable lifejackets are serviced once a year, or in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

While some brands allow self-servicing, others require lifejackets to be serviced by the manufacturer. You can find your nearest service agent and register for servicing reminders here: 

For more information and to register for a clinic visit – due to COVID-19 and NSW health guidelines there is a limit of 14 attendees per session.

For more information on lifejacket wear and servicing visit:





Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, Ballina

Friday 19 March

10am – 1pm

Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp, Coffs Harbour

Saturday 20 March

10am – 1pm