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.
- More information: Visit dpti.sa.gov.au/ondeck.