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Helping passengers with assistance animals 

Safe Transport Victoria’s newest industry program urges taxi and rideshare drivers to Drive with Heart and improve the experience for passengers travelling with assistance animals.

Posted 22 April 2024 in CPV

Have your say on proposed changes to Lake Colac speed limit

Community members are encouraged to have their say on a proposal by Safe Transport Victoria to amend speed restrictions for vessels (boats and paddlecraft) on Lake Colac.

Posted 23 May 2024 in Maritime

Helping passengers with assistance animals 

Safe Transport Victoria’s newest industry program urges taxi and rideshare drivers to Drive with Heart and improve the experience for passengers travelling with assistance animals.

Posted 22 April 2024 in CPV

Safety Alert: Important Information Regarding Halvorsen 40, 42, and 44 Vessels

Ensuring the safety of every boater is our top priority, and we want you to be aware of a recent Coronial Investigation into an incident involving second-hand Halvorsen cabin cruisers (40, 42, and 44 vessels) off the New South Wales coast in early 2020.

Posted 28 March 2024 in Maritime

Get on board with Kindness at the Australian Grand Prix

Safe Transport Victoria’s new interactive marquee will be on show at the Innovation Hub at this year’s Australian Grand Prix, offering patrons the chance to win prizes and learn more about the commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) industry.

Posted 21 March 2024 in CPV

Boaters urged to remember essential safety equipment

Failing to carry a fire extinguisher, not having a torch, and not wearing a lifejacket were some of the safety concerns seen by Safe Transport Victoria safety inspectors during a recent operation at Lake Eildon.

Posted 20 March 2024 in Maritime

Driver prosecuted for defrauding Multi Purpose Taxi Program

ST Vic takes attempts to misuse MPTP funds seriously and investigates any fraudulent activity and prosecute offenders. In a recent court prosecution, a taxi driver was found guilty of defrauding the MPTP.

Posted 19 February 2024 in News

Taking the safety message directly to jet skiers

Safe Transport Victoria is running a trio of beach-side events to engage directly with jet skiers, offering entertainment, free food and merchandise giveaways to reinforce important safety messages.

Posted 5 February 2024 in Maritime

Boaters urged to remember their lifejackets

Boaters are being urged to prioritise their own safety after a joint compliance operation over the New Year long weekend found that nearly one out of five vessels had occupants not wearing lifejackets.

Posted 11 January 2024 in Maritime

Cool your Jets for safer jet skiing this summer

Safe Transport Victoria’s summer behaviour change program, “Cool your jets ”, reminds jet ski riders they must slow down to 5 knots when within 200 metres of other vessels, swimmers, or the shoreline.

Posted 4 January 2024 in Maritime

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