*Craft includes launch, yacht, canoe, raft, pontoon and anything capable of carrying persons or goods through or on water
If you are an owner or user of a small boat/vessel the following information is provided to ensure your safety, the safety of others and the prevention of navigation incidents on Lake Burley Griffin.
Recreational and competitive owners and operators of small craft should be aware of, and comply with, the Lighting Rules as set out in Part V, Division 1 of the Lakes Ordinance 1976.
These rules enhance maritime safety and navigation on Lake Burley Griffin. Penalties apply for non compliance.
Whilst the lighting rules apply between the hours of sunset and sunrise it is important that they are also applied during twilight, fog or other poor lighting conditions as small craft may not be visible by other users of the Lake, whether anchored or underway.
A power boat that is less than 5 metres long and underway or anchored between the hours of sunset and sunrise shall show:
A sailing vessel underway or anchored between the hours of sunset and sunrise shall show:
Please note that it is sufficient compliance if the green light and the red light are shown together in a combined lantern not less than 0.50 metres below the bright white light.
Please ensure that lights be placed so as not to interfere with the vision of the vessel's occupants.
In poor or failing light conditions, if lighting is not available, the boating activity should not proceed. If there is doubt - don't go out.
For information on Lake Burley Griffin swimming courses contact NCA on (02) 6271 2888.
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.
We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.