PFD's & Life Jackets
Types of Personal Floatation Devices
It's important that each person on board has an approved personal floatation device for the activity and conditions that they intend to boat in. If unsure, check with your local marine agency.
New PFDs manufactured to the new Australian Standard 4758 are marked as -
- Level 150 - similiar to inflatable PFD Type 1 and suitable for offshore use
- Level 100 - similiar to PFD Type 1 and the minimum requirement for offshore use
- Level 50 - similiar to PFD Type 2
- Level 50S Special Purpose - to replace PFD Type 3
Please note that some states have applied time limits to accepting older existing PFDs based on when they were manufactured. If you have an existing PFD made to the old standards, it is important that you check with your local marine safety authority to find out if it is still accepted.