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HOAC Rules & Regulations
The following is a summary of the HOAC Centre rules. The full rules and regulations are available on request from the HOAC Duty Officer.
  • Water safety cover is provided. However, users (including juniors) are advised that they participate in the activities at their own risk.
  • The Centre has third party liability insurance cover. Users may wish to take out out personal accident insurance prior to any activity.
  • The Centre accepts no liability for the loss or damage to personal property, including money.
  • All craft on the water must be insured for third party risks (minimum), have adequate buoyancy and keep approximately 10 metres from the fishing banks.
  • All water users must be able to swim 10 metres
  • An approved buoyancy aid and whistle must be worn at all times when on or near the water or on the pontoons.
  • Blowing a whistle is the accepted call for assistance.
  • Clothing suitable to the activity and prevailing conditions must be worn. This includes footwear, which must be worn at all times both on and off the water.
  • Swimming is NOT allowed unless under the direct supervision of a HOAC staff member.
  • Users must notify the Duty Officer of the day of any relevant medical or physical condition that may affect their fitness to participate in the activity.
  • Dogs are not encouraged and must be kept on a lead.
  • Any person going on the water must either be an annual member or register as a day member with the Duty Officer. Day members under 14 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • An annual membership card is issued in the name of the member who must be carry it at all times and present it upon request. This card is not transferable and if lost, a 6 replacement fee is required.

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