Fees

All boating related fees and charges received by Roads and Maritime Services are paid into a Waterways Fund and directly support the delivery of boating related services and infrastructure for our customers.

Boating safety education campaigns, navigation aids and signage and compliance, investigations are supported by the Waterways Fund. Boating NOW is a grant program supporting improvements to boat ramps and related public boating facilities.

For more information: Your boating fees at work.

These fees are current and include the GST where applicable, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please contact us.

Aquatic licence fees

(effective 1 July 2016)

Type Amount
Application for an aquatic licence – commercial activity (More information about aquatic licence fee structure.)
$380

Application for an aquatic licence – non-commercial activity (More information about aquatic licence fee structure.)

$191
Attendance by Roads and Maritime officer at special event or standard event – per hour $183 (per hour)
Replacement licence fee $20

Waterway access fee for an aquatic licence

The new Regulation introduces a waterway access fee, which is a new charge to allow an applicant to have exclusive use of public water space for a period of time. The Regulation states this fee is charged at “an appropriate market rate for the exclusive occupation of waters”.

Roads and Maritime is developing a waterway access fee structure that reflects the value of having an exclusive benefit to a waterway space, and will consult with impacted and affected stakeholders to seek feedback on the implementation of the new structure.

Note

Additional fees may apply. Please contact the Maritime Info Line on 13 12 36 8:30am to 4:30pm, seven days a week.

Boatcode fees

(effective 1 July 2016)

Note: These fees are payable to Boatcode Agents

Type Amount
HIN affixation $86 (incl GST)
HIN validation $86 (incl GST)
New Agent Establishment Fee $1,231
HIN Plates - set of 20 $145
HIN Certificates - pad of 50 $32
Transfer of Boatcode Agency $323

Additional fees may be charged for travel time and expenses. These fees should be arranged with the Boatcode Agent before the service is provided. If you believe that you may have been overcharged, please contact the Maritime Info Line on 13 12 36, 8:30am to 4:30pm, seven days a week.
 

Boat and personal watercraft (PWC) driving licence fees

(effective 1 July 2016)

Item Boat PWC
1 year licence $59 $179
1 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $30 $90
3 year licence $159 $392
3 year concession or persons aged under 16 years $80 $196
5 year licence $249 $615
5 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $125 $308
10 year licence $445 $890
10 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $223 $445
Replacement licence $20 $20
Reinstate licence $36 $36

General Boat / Personal Watercraft (PWC) Driving Licence Knowledge Test fees

(effective 1 July 2016)

Item Boat PWC
General Boat Knowledge Test $34 $51
Personal Watercraft (PWC) upgrade knowledge test Not applicable $17

Vessel registration fees

(all fees effective 1 July 2016)

Initial and renewal fees

Type Amount
Initial and renewal $64 for vessels up to 3 metres, then $10 per half metre there after, to a maximum of $640
Personal Watercraft (PWC) $324
Personal Watercraft (PWC) - Concession $163

Transfer fees

Type Amount
Transfer of vessel registration other than to a dealer (provided vessel has current registration status) $31
Late transfer $36
Transfer of vessel registration to a dealer in vessels for sale $19

Vessel reinstatement fee

Type Amount
A reinstatement fee will apply in addition to the transfer fee if the transfer transaction is processed more than 14 days from purchase of vessel $36

Personalised registration fees

Type Amount
Personalised registration $179
Preserve personalised registration $26

Replacement certificate fees

Type Amount
Replacement certificate $20

Registration numbers

Type Amount
Large (per set) $21
Small (per set) $11
Individual $2

Mooring fees

Private mooring fees

  • GST not applicable
  • Concession fee of 50% applies to private mooring licences
  • Fees listed are for 12 month renewal

(effective 1 July 2016)

Vessel length High rate area
(East Sydney Harbour)
Medium rate area
(Rest of Sydney & Pittwater)
Low rate area (Rest of State)
To & incl. 7m $506 $324 $217
7.01m - 8.00m $676 $435 $264
8.01m - 9.00m $846 $546 $311
9.01m - 10.00m $1,016 $657 $358
10.01m - 11.00m $1,186 $768 $405
11.01m - 12.00m $1,523 $985 $491
12.01m - 13.00m $1,860 $1,202 $577
13.01m - 14.00m $2,197 $1,419 $663
14.01m - 15.00m $2,534 $1,636 $749
15.01m - 16.00m $2,871 $1,853 $835
16.01m - 17.00m $3,208 $2,070 $921
17.01m - 18.00m $3,545 $2,287 $1,007
18.01m - 19.00m $3,882 $2,504 $1,093
19.01m - 20.00 $4,219 $2,721 $1,179
20.01m - 21.00 $4,556 $2,938 $1,265
21.01m - 22.00 $4,893 $3,155 $1,351
22.01m - 23.00 $5,230 $3,372 $1,437
23.01m - 24.00 $5,567 $3,589 $1,523
24.01m - 25.00 $5,904 $3,806 $1,609
Additional per metre over 25m + $337 + $217 + $486

Priority waiting list fees

(effective 1 July 2016)

Priority/Waiting List fees East Sydney Harbour Rest of Sydney & Pittwater Rest of State
Initial fee $506 $324 $217

Berthing fees - Port Kembla Boat Harbour

(effective 1 July 2016)

Item Amount
Vessel Length 7.00m or less $1,191
7.01-8.00m $1,340
8.01-9.00m $1,489
9.01-10.00m $1,638
10.01-11.00m $1,787
Priority Waiting List $224

Commercial mooring fees

(effective 1 July 2016)

Item Amount
Class A - Sydney Harbour and Pittwater $297
Classes B-K - Sydney Harbour and Pittwater $494
Class A - Rest of State $200
Classes B-K - Rest of State $394
Transfer (fee per site) $123

Other mooring fees

(effective 1 July 2016)

Item Amount
Establishment fee $123
Relocation fee $123
Change vessel on mooring fee $123
Mooring transfer fee $123
Special attendance fee $123

Storage rate per day

(effective 1 July 2016)

Type Amount
Vessels to and including 3.5m $7
Vessels over 3.5m to and including 7m $11
Vessels over 7m to and including 9m $15
Vessels over 9m to and including 11m $20
Vessels over 11m to and including 18m $24
Vessels over 18m $32
Towing of vessels $205
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