Make the move to modern lifejackets with the Old4New program. Department of Transport Logo

Royal Life Saving Society WA, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, has implemented the Old4New initiative as part of a lifejacket awareness campaign.

On average there are 5 boating-related drowning deaths recorded each year in Western Australia, with the majority of people involved in these incidents not wearing a lifejacket at the time.

Wearing a lifejacket never ruined a day on the water. In 2015/16 there were 8 boating related deaths recorded in Western Australia. Of this, only 8% of people were wearing a lifejacket at the time of the incident.

Studies have found that wearing a lifejacket doubles a person’s chance of survival once immersed in water. The Old4New program is part of a wider campaign to get people into the habit of putting on a lifejacket each time they go boating.

As part of the initiative a new inflatable lifejacket, along with educational material, is being provided under a trade-in scheme where people can surrender their old, damaged or obsolete lifejacket for a self-inflating, slim-fitting style lifejacket at a discounted price.

Old4New Guidelines and FAQs

Where to upgrade

Old4New upgrade events have been scheduled at locations throughout the state!

Find out more at the link below, and if you cannot make these events and would like to receive information about when and where future Old4New upgrade opportunities will be held please fill in our web form.