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Pelican Waters QLD - Boating and Fishing

Queensland Transport and Main Roads, in partnership with local government, port authorities and private developers, delivers recreational boating infrastructure to provide Queensland's recreational boaties with access to waterways.

At October 2008 there were 224,000 registered recreational vessels in Queensland, making this State the nation’s leader in registered recreational vessels.

Information relating to Boating is shown below, click onto the site.
If you have any further information please email,au

Boat Sizes for Pelican Waters

To ensure that you operate safely and adhere to the rules relating to Boating, most current and up to date information can be found at 

Maritime Safety Queensland is a division of the Department  of Transport and Main Roads, and their role is to protect Queensland's waterways and the people who use them — providing safer, cleaner seas. Contact: 

Emergency Contact Numbers

Marine Emergencies and Search and Rescue
Call 000 for marine emergencies including search and rescue.

For routine water police enquiries contact:
Sunshine Coast       07 5413 8788

The following is an overview to Boating, and contains basic information, please always check for current up to date information from Maritime Safety Queensland.

Boating Terminology

Marine Driver Licence
Buying a new or used boat

Australian Builders Plate

Capacity labels

Registering a boat
Safety Equipment

Speed Limits
Carbon monoxide and boats

Marine Radio Navigating with a Global Positioning System (GPS)

Boating on Freshwater Boating offshore

Bar Crossing In an Emergency

How to avoid marine incidents How to Report a Marine Accident

Trip preparation Trailer Boat Towing & Preparation


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