In Australia, Coastsafe (by SLSA) has developed the Aquatic Event Management Safety Guidelines to provide guidelines on the safety requirements for special events where aquatic activity occurs or is expected to occur.
The guidelines cover:
Independent event organisers should make themselves aware of these guidelines when organising an aquatic event.
Surf life saving clubs organising events should consult the Guidelines for Safer Surf Clubs, Volume 4: Event Sanctioning and Management resource which includes contacting your State office for event approval.
Note: We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, however, you should do your own research to ensure you are following all required guidelines for your event.