Make the move to modern lifejackets with the Old4New program. 

Royal Life Saving WA 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. There have been 49 boating-related drowning deaths recorded in Western Australia between 2009 and 2019. Data suggests that only 8% were wearing a lifejacket at the time of the incident, and only 6% were wearing an appropriately fitting/compliant lifejacket at the time.

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

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Where to upgrade

Old4New upgrades can be completed at the Royal Life Saving WA office in Mount Claremont. Please note that an appointment must be made, due to a current reduction in staff at our head office. Contact our team on 08 9383 8200 or to arrange a time to upgrade.

Find out more at the link below. 

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If you can't make it to these events but would like to receive information about when and where future Old4New upgrade opportunities will be held, please fill in the form below.