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, 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 2017)

Type Amount
Application for an aquatic licence – commercial activity (More information about aquatic licence fee structure.) $385
Application for an aquatic licence – non-commercial activity (More information about aquatic licence fee structure.) $194
Attendance by Roads and Maritime officer at special event or standard event – per hour $186 (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 2017)

Note: These fees are payable to Boatcode Agents

Type Amount
Affix new HIN $87 (incl GST)
HIN verification $87 (incl GST)
New Agent Establishment Fee $1,249
HIN Plates - set of 20 $147
HIN Certificates - pad of 50 $32
Transfer of Boatcode Agency $328

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 2017)

Item Boat PWC
1 year licence $60 $182
1 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $30 $91
3 year licence $161 $398
3 year concession or persons aged under 16 years $81 $199
5 year licence $253 $624
5 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $127 $312
10 year licence $451 $903
10 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $226 $452
Replacement licence $20 $20

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

(effective 1 July 2017)

Item Boat PWC
Licence Knowledge Test $34 $52
Personal Watercraft (PWC) upgrade knowledge test Not applicable $17

Vessel registration fees

(all fees effective 1 July 2017)

Initial and renewal fees

Type Amount
Initial and renewal $65 for vessels up to 3 metres, then $10 per half metre there after, to a maximum of $649
Personal Watercraft (PWC) $329
Personal Watercraft (PWC) - Concession $165

Transfer fees

Type Amount
Transfer of vessel registration other than to a dealer (provided vessel has current registration status) $31
Late transfer (Applies in addition to the transfer fee if the transfer transaction is processed more than 14 days after purchase of vessel) $37
Transfer of vessel registration to a dealer in vessels for sale $19

Personalised registration fees

Type Amount
Personalised registration $182
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 2017)

Vessel length High rate area
(East Sydney Harbour)
Medium rate area
(Rest of Sydney & Pittwater)
Low rate area (Rest of State)
To & incl. 7m $513 $329 $220
7.01m - 8.00m $685 $442 $268
8.01m - 9.00m $857 $555 $316
9.01m - 10.00m $1,029 $668 $364
10.01m - 11.00m $1,201 $781 $412
11.01m - 12.00m $1,543 $1,001 $499
12.01m - 13.00m $1,885 $1,221 $586
13.01m - 14.00m $2,227 $1,441 $673
14.01m - 15.00m $2,569 $1,661 $760
15.01m - 16.00m $2,911 $1,881 $847
16.01m - 17.00m $3,253 $2,101 $934
17.01m - 18.00m $3,595 $2,321 $1,021
18.01m - 19.00m $3,937 $2,541 $1,108
19.01m - 20.00m $4,279 $2,761 $1,195
20.01m - 21.00m $4,621 $2,981 $1,282
21.01m - 22.00m $4,963 $3,201 $1,369
22.01m - 23.00m $5,305 $3,421 $1,456
23.01m - 24.00m $5,647 $3,641 $1,543
24.01m - 25.00m $5,989 $3,861 $1,630
Additional per metre over 25m + $342 + $220 + $87

Priority waiting list fees

(effective 1 July 2017)

Priority/Waiting List fees East Sydney Harbour Rest of Sydney & Pittwater Rest of State
Initial fee $513 $329 $220

Berthing fees - Port Kembla Boat Harbour

(effective 1 July 2017)

Item Amount
Vessel Length 7.00m or less $1,208
7.01-8.00m $1,359
8.01-9.00m $1,510
9.01-10.00m $1,661
10.01-11.00m $1,812
Priority Waiting List $227

Commercial mooring fees

(effective 1 July 2017)

Item Amount
Class A - Sydney Harbour and Pittwater $301
Classes B-K - Sydney Harbour and Pittwater $501
Class A - Rest of State $203
Classes B-K - Rest of State $400

Other mooring fees

(effective 1 July 2017)

Item Amount
Establishment fee (per site) $125
Relocation fee $125
Change vessel on mooring fee $125
Mooring licence transfer fee (per site) $125
Special attendance fee $125

Storage rate per day

(effective 1 July 2017)

Type Amount
Daily fee for storage of an impounded vessel $21.00
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