Licence 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, compliance and investigations are supported by the Waterways Fund, as is the Better Boating Program, 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.

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
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