We know boaters want better facilities and access, less congestion, better facility management, and transparency of funding used for facilities.

That’s why we are developing a Victorian Recreational Boating Strategy that will address long-standing issues in this sector and underpin prioritisation of future boating investment.

A Victorian first, this strategy will provide the road map for future investment and the boating community will have a chance to help us shape it.

The Victorian Government has passed legislation to establish the Better Boating Fund that will return every dollar of marine licensing and boat registration fees to improving boating safety and facilities. The Fund will be operational in July 2021.

The Victorian Recreational Boating Strategy will inform how the Better Boating Fund will be allocated. And that’s why we’ll be working closely with the boating community to understand what they believe are the priorities for Victoria.

A Ministerial Boating Round Table has been established to assist with the planning and development of the Victorian Recreational Boating Strategy. The first Round Table meeting took place in late December 2020.

We now want to hear from the broader boating community about what they believe are the boating priorities across Victoria.


The survey to inform a draft Victorian Recreational Boating Strategy has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. We will be releasing more information about the next steps in this consultation soon.