Old 4 New life jacket program offers chance to save money, save lives

Time to swap: Marine safety officers will be out and about over the next few weeks with the state government's life jacket program. Photo: Supplied.
Time to swap: Marine safety officers will be out and about over the next few weeks with the state government's life jacket program. Photo: Supplied.

If you have old, damaged or non-compliant life jackets in your boat, you can get some financial help when purchasing replacements through a state government program.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is offering to help boaters upgrade their life vests with the Old 4 New voucher exchange project.

The program accepts old, damaged, non-compliant or unsuitable life jackets from the public in exchange for a $20 voucher, which can be redeemed at any participating store when purchasing a new device as long as it meets Australian standard AS4758.

Over the next two months, marine safety officers will visit boat ramps across the state and hand out $20 vouchers in exchange for old life jackets.

Officers will also talk about boat and marine safety.

They will be at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge from 3-6pm on Thursday, and Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum from 3-6pm on Friday.

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