Covid boating rules updated in NSW

RECREATIONAL boating for exercise – including fishing, sailing, PWC riding, paddling activities is allowed, however, the same restrictions apply as with exercise and recreation on land. You must remain within your LGA or be no further than 5km from your where you live.

In areas subject to stay-at-home orders – including Greater Sydney and some regional areas – only five people are allowed on a recreational boat in the following circumstances:
* All people are fully vaccinated
* There is room for one person per four square metres, otherwise the two-person rule applies
* You are not outside your LGA, or more than five kilometres from your home

You must observe physical distancing (one person per 4 square metres) and mask-wearing rules while on land and on-water.

Coastal waters (up to 3 nm off land) are included as part of the adjacent LGA, but you cannot travel on a waterway outside of your LGA or more than 5 kilometres from your home if you are entering another LGA.

You can boat offshore if:
* The location is within your LGA or
* You stay within 5 kilometres from your home.

Where a body of water (a harbour for instance) is bounded by several LGAs you may be in that body of water, but may not travel through or past other LGAs to reach other locations.

The above information was supplied by Transport NSW on Septmeber 28, 2021. For the latest information, visit


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