The speed at which a boat is driven determines whether you need a licence. Anyone who is the operator of a power-driven vessel operating recreationally on NSW waters, at a speed of 10 knots (approximately 18.5km/h) or more must have a general boat driving licence. Anyone who drives a personal watercraft (PWC) at any speed must have a PWC driving licence.
Digital boat licence & vessel registration
Boat driving licences and vessel registration is now available in digital form.
Summer aquatic events guide
Find out what's happening around Sydney Harbour this summer.
Combined driver licence and boat licence
Eligible customers can now combine their licences.
Natural disasters and emergencies
How we can help you if you're affected by a natural disaster.