New Australian Builders Plate Standard now available

2 March 2021

Attention all Australian boat builders. A new edition of the National Standard for the Australian Builders Plate for Recreational Boats (the Standard) – edition 5 and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are available here.

The update to the standard was authored by the Australian Recreational Boating Safety Committee consisting of Federal, State and Territory marine regulators following an extensive national consultation process. It’s designed to improve clarity and ease of use, and to deliver better safety guidance for Australian boaters.

Boat builders are encouraged to apply the new standard on or before 5 June 2021. The standard will be enacted in legislation within the next 12 months.

Australian Builders Plate