Schedule 11 - Torquay

This page details the scheduled operating and zoning rules specific to Schedule 11 - Bass Strait – South Barwon – Torquay.

Please note: These scheduled rules must be read in conjunction with the general State rules that apply to all waterways in Victoria.

11.1.Five (5) knot speed restriction zones for the purposes of Clause 7.

The waters of Bass Strait within 200 metres seaward of the low water mark on the foreshore between:

  1. a beacon with a red triangular top-mark situated on the foreshore near the prolongation of Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay
  2. the point known as Rocky Point, Torquay are subject to a speed restriction of five (5) knots.

11.2. Areas prohibited to vessels for the purposes of Clause 9.

The following waters of Bass Strait adjacent to the Surf Coast Shire Council are prohibited to vessels:

  1. the waters within 100 metres to seaward of the low water mark on the foreshore between two signs inscribed with the words 'No Boating' and situated approximately 200 metres apart between the boat launching ramp and the sewage pumping station at Torquay
  2. the waters within 100 metres to seaward of the low water mark on the foreshore between two signs inscribed with the words 'No Boating' and situated approximately 400 metres apart; one sign being situated near the easterly prolongation of Bell Street, Torquay and the other sign being situated near the easterly prolongation of Anderson Street, Torquay
  3. the waters within 100 metres to seaward of the low water mark on the foreshore between two signs inscribed with the words 'No Boating' and situated approximately 250 metres apart; one sign being situated near the southerly prolongation of Park Lane, Torquay and the other sign being situated near the public toilet in the vicinity of the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club clubhouse.

11.3. Exclusive use and special purpose areas for the purposes of Clause 13.

The following waters of the Bass Strait adjacent to the Surf Coast Shire Council are set aside for vessels powered solely by sail only:

  1. the waters within 200 metres to seaward of the low water mark on the foreshore between two lines passing through separate sets of beacons in line on the foreshore and approximately 100 metres apart near the easterly prolongation of Cowrie Road, Torquay
  2. the waters within 200 metres to seaward of the low water mark on the foreshore between two lines passing through separate sets of beacons in line on the foreshore; one set being situated near the easterly prolongation of Bell Street, Torquay and the other set being situated near the southerly prolongation of the Esplanade, at Point Danger, Torquay.

More information

Gazette number/date

Waterway rule made

Relevant legislation

S221 28/06/2012

Schedule 11

MA 1988 s15

Waterway manager

Director, Transport Safety Victoria

T. 1800 223 022 E. information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au W. www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au

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