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Aboriginal Maritime Safety

The NSW Government is proud to launch its inaugural Aboriginal Maritime Safety Plan 2020-22.

Developed with the community, for the community, the plan will embrace new partnerships to improve our understanding of the issues and help prevent boating incidents involving Aboriginal people.. 

NSW waterways connect Aboriginal people to family, are a means of transport and are important places for participating in cultural events.

In this way, boating safety is linked to cultural, physical and economic, wellbeing.

The Aboriginal Maritime Safety Plan 2020-22 delivers a boating safety strategy for Aboriginal people, which is an action in the Maritime Safety Plan 2017-2021 and supports the vision of Transport for NSW’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2021.

To view the full Aboriginal Maritime Safety Plan click the image below.

Aboriginal man wearing a lifejacket.

Transport for NSW would like to acknowledge the dedication, commitment and passion of the late Ross McKenny in his work with Aboriginal communities to improve boating safety, including his contributions to the Aboriginal Maritime Safety Plan.