Boat Smart Program

Is a one day program requires students to; safely launch a vessel from a trailer, row a tender, conduct a dinghy capsize and rescue exercise, drive a boat, return a boat to its trailer, flush an outboard and wash a boat.

During the course students also discuss maritime employment and boating regulations with local Maritime Boating Officers and run through basic small outboard operation.

Boat Smart PowerPoint

Boat Smart Information Sheet

Boat Smart Booking sheet


Click here to for Draft Boatsmart Handbook



Please see the list below showing your local Boating Education Officers: 



Boating Education Officer





Anita Schulze

Grafton to Tweed Heads*

0448 288 295

Mark Goatcher

South West Rocks to Grafton*

0417 862 156

Peter Bennetts

Forster to South West Rocks*

0417 849 457

Gavin Beck

Hunter Region (Port Stephens & Myall Lakes)*

0417 162 967

Stuart Everitt

Hunter Region (Newcastle & Lake Macquarie)*

0408 121 582


David Little

Long Reef to Norah Head*

0475 831 114

Pascal Geraghty

Sydney Harbour (Long Reef to Maroubra)*

0429 505 481

Owain Brady

Botany Bay to Port Hacking*

0429 101 207

John Searle

NSW State Roving

0408 875 616

Ross McKenny

Aboriginal Identified (state wide)

0491 217 324


Ray Lonsdale

Wollongong to Ulladulla*

0408 954 705

Richard Hanly

Ulladulla to Eden (also includes ACT, Snowy Mountains & Riverina)

0409 677 413

Laura Stahl

Albury to Mildura (Murray, Darling & Edwards Rivers)*

0409 815 470

*Also includes the areas west of these regions