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Old4New

18 Jan 2019

Lifejacket upgrade voucher program

Due to previous success and high demand, the OLD4NEW lifejacket program will run again this summer.

Marine Safety Officers swapped 4000 old, damaged, unsuitable or non-compliant lifejackets at 26 metropolitan and regional boat ramps during the 2017-18 OLD4NEW lifejacket upgrade program.

What is OLD4NEW?

New lifejacket laws came into effect in South Australia on December 1st 2017 to require lifejacket wearing on boats in certain circumstances.

The OLD4NEW lifejacket upgrade voucher exchange program helps boaters to upgrade their old lifejackets for new, safer types which are comfortable and functional.

The program accepts old, damaged, non-compliant or unsuitable lifejackets from the public in exchange for a $20 voucher, which can be redeemed at any of the participating stores when purchasing a new lifejacket as long as it meets the Australian Standard AS 4758.

Click on this link to view lifejacket requirements, or call 1300 183 046 to obtain a print copy.

How can I swap my old lifejacket and use the voucher?

Swap your old lifejacket for a $20 OLD4NEW voucher at the locations listed below between January and March 2019. Marine Safety Officers will usually be at the main boat ramp in the town – look for the big blue van.

You can redeem your $20 OLD4NEW voucher when purchasing any type of lifejacket from participating stores as long as it meets the Australian Standard AS 4758. The retailer will be reimbursed by DPTI.

Vouchers must be redeemed by April 30 2019. A maximum of two vouchers are available per person. Find all terms and conditions here.

You can also visit the big blue van to pick up boating safety information and discuss boating safety with the Marine Safety Officers.

OLD4NEW locations and dates

JANUARY

Monday 21 January

12pm-3pm

Mt Gambier – Cave Gardens car park

Tuesday 22 January

12pm-2pm

Robe – Lake Butler Marina boat ramp

Friday 25 January

12pm-2pm

O’Sullivan Beach boat ramp

Saturday 26 January

10am-12pm

2pm-4pm

North Haven boat ramp

West Beach boat ramp

Sunday 27 January

12pm-2pm

St Kilda boat ramp

FEBRUARY

Wednesday 6 February

11am-2pm

O’Sullivan Beach boat ramp

Thursday 7 February

10am-1pm

West Beach boat ramp

Friday 8 February

9am-11am

St Kilda boat ramp

Saturday 9 February

11am-2pm

Encounter Bay boat ramp

Friday 15 February

11am-2pm

North Haven boat ramp

Thursday 21 February

3pm-6pm

Murray Bridge boat ramp – Sturt Reserve

Friday 22 February

3pm-6pm

Mannum boat ramp – Maryann Reserve

Saturday 23 February

9am-11am

2.30pm-5.30pm

Ceduna – Puckridge boat ramp

Streaky Bay Slidy ramp

Sunday 24 February

3pm-6pm

Port Lincoln – Stenross Slipway boat ramp

Monday 25 February

1pm-3pm

Port Pirie boat ramp

MARCH

Friday 1 March

9am-11am

3pm-5pm

St Kilda boat ramp

West Beach boat ramp

Friday 8 March

3pm-5pm

Port Broughton boat ramp

Saturday 9 March

9am-11am

Wallaroo boat ramp

Sunday 10 March

10am-12pm

Port Vincent Marina boat ramp

Thursday 14 March

4pm-6pm

Murray Bridge boat ramp – Sturt Reserve

Friday 15 March

4pm-6pm

Mannum boat ramp – Maryann Reserve

Sunday 24 March10.30am-12.30pmRenmark boat ramp

What if I can't attend one of the locations?

If you can’t attend one of the locations, you can visit the Regency Park Service SA centre on Kateena Street with your old lifejacket to obtain a voucher.

I have a voucher from the 2017-18 OLD4NEW Program, can I still use it?

Unfortunately, no, vouchers obtained during the 2017-18 OLD4NEW Program expired on 30 April 2018.

What happens to the old lifejackets?

Old lifejackets which accumulate during the program will, where possible be re-purposed by being packaged and donated to communities where no other safety equipment is available. Lifejackets which do not meet a standard, are damaged or in poor condition will be disposed by recycling.