Transfer your registration

You need to transfer a vessel’s registration into your name when it comes into your possession, for example, if you buy a vessel or inherit one. If you sell your vessel, you’ll need to lodge a Notice of Disposal.

Buying a vessel

When you buy a vessel, you must apply to transfer the registration into your name within 14 days of the purchase date.

You can apply to transfer the registration in person at any registry or service centre, or by mail.

You’ll need to provide:

Option 1: Registration Certificate available

Option 2: No Registration Certificate available

Selling a vessel

If you sell your vessel, you must complete and sign the Registered Owner section on the back of the vessel’s registration certificate and give it to the buyer.

You must also complete the Notice of Disposal section, tear it off and send it to Roads and Maritime within 14 days of the sale or disposal of your vessel.

You can also submit a Notice of Disposal online through Service NSW.

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