The Maritime Branch of Transport for NSW is excited to support the 2022 Southern 80 Ski Race, and we’ll will be attending the event to assist the Moama Water Sports Club in running a safe and successful event as we’ve done for many years.

If you’re competing in this years Southern 80, please remember any practice runs outside the events aquatic licence are subject to all the usual NSW boating rules including noise regulations and other marine legislation such as safe speed, licensing, and the use and carriage of safety equipment. Please also consider residents by not practicing early in the morning.

If you’re heading out on the water outside of event times, please consider your safety and that of other waterway users and those on the riverbank.

Alcohol and other drug limits apply to vessel operators, observers and any people being towed must stay under 0.05 (or zero if under 18).

If you’re visiting from Victoria or another jurisdiction, please remember that NSW regulations apply for all boating activities on the Murray River, and these rules may differ from your home state or territory in several key areas including:

  • when lifejackets must be worn
  • who can be an observer when towing (tubing, wakeboarding, water-skiing etc)
  • use of Personal Water Craft (jet skis) by young adults (under 16 year old)

Please take the time to check the NSW rules and waterway restrictions associated with the Southern 80 before you head out on the river.

Enjoy the race and please help us to keep moving ‘towards zero’ on the water.

Deon Voyer    

Principal Manager South

Transport for NSW – Maritime