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 April 2021)

Type Amount
Application for an aquatic licence – commercial activity (More information about aquatic licence fee structure.) $405
Application for an aquatic licence – non-commercial activity (More information about aquatic licence fee structure.) $202
Attendance by Roads and Maritime officer at special event or standard event – per hour $196 (per hour)
Replacement licence fee $21

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 April 2021)

Note: These fees are payable to Boatcode Agents

Type Amount
Affix new HIN $92 (incl GST)
HIN verification $92 (incl GST)
New Agent Establishment Fee $1,314
HIN Plates - set of 20 $154
HIN Certificates - pad of 50 $34
Transfer of Boatcode Agency $345

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.
 

Concession

Concession rates are available on the following Maritime products and services:

  • Recreational boat and PWC Licences
  • Recreational vessel registration
  • Private mooring licences

Concessions apply to individuals only, and are not granted to businesses or other legal entities. In order to be eligible for a concession rate on Maritime products, customers must hold one of the following:

  • NSW Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
  • DVA Gold card endorsed with: 
    • TPI (Totally & Permanently Incapacitated)
    • EDA (Extreme Disablement Adjustment)
    • War widow/er.
  • have evidence from the DVA confirming:
    • you receive a disability pension of 70% or higher or an intermediate pension, or
    • you've been assessed at 50 or more impairment points.

Boat and personal watercraft (PWC) driving licence fees

(effective 1 April 2021)

Item Boat PWC
1 year licence $63 $192
1 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $32 $96
3 year licence $169 $419
3 year concession or persons aged under 16 years $85 $210
5 year licence $266 $656
5 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $133 $328
10 year licence $475 $951
10 year concession licence or persons aged under 16 years $238 $476
Replacement licence $21 $21

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

(effective 1 April 2021

Item Boat PWC
Licence Knowledge Test $36 $55
Personal Watercraft (PWC) upgrade knowledge test Not applicable $18

Vessel registration fees

(all fees effective 1 April 2021)

Initial and renewal fees

  • GST not applicable
  • Concession fee of 50% applies to vessel registration
  • Fees listed are for 12 month renewal
Type Amount
Initial and renewal $68 for vessels up to 3 metres, then $10 per half metre there after, to a maximum of $683
Personal Watercraft (PWC) $346
Personal Watercraft (PWC) - Concession $174

Transfer fees

Type Amount
Transfer of vessel registration other than to a dealer (provided vessel has current registration status) $33
Late transfer (Applies in addition to the transfer fee if the transfer transaction is processed more than 14 days after purchase of vessel) $39
Transfer of vessel registration to a dealer in vessels for sale $20

Personalised registration fees

Type Amount
Personalised registration $192
Preserve personalised registration $28

Replacement certificate fees

Type Amount
Replacement certificate $21

Registration numbers

Type Amount
Large (per set) $22
Small (per set) $11
Individual $2

Mooring fees

(all fees effective 1 April 2021)

Private mooring fees

  • GST not applicable
  • Concession fee of 50% applies to private mooring licences
  • Fees listed are for 12 month renewal
Vessel length High rate area
(East Sydney Harbour)
Medium rate area
(Rest of Sydney & Pittwater)
Low rate area (Rest of State)
To & incl. 7m $540 $346 $232
7.01m - 8.00m $721 $464 $282
8.01m - 9.00m $902 $582 $332
9.01m - 10.00m $1,083 $700 $382
10.01m - 11.00m $1,264 $818 $432
11.01m - 12.00m $1,623 $1,050 $524
12.01m - 13.00m $1,982 $1,282 $616
13.01m - 14.00m $2,341 $1,514 $708
14.01m - 15.00m $2,700 $1,746 $800
15.01m - 16.00m $3,059 $1,978 $892
16.01m - 17.00m $3,418 $2,210 $984
17.01m - 18.00m $3,777 $2,442 $1,076
18.01m - 19.00m $4,136 $2,674 $1,168
19.01m - 20.00m $4,495 $2,906 $1,260
20.01m - 21.00m $4,854 $3,138 $1,352
21.01m - 22.00m $5,213 $3,370 $1,444
22.01m - 23.00m $5,572 $3,602 $1,536
23.01m - 24.00m $5,931 $3,834 $1,628
24.01m - 25.00m $6,290 $4,066 $1,720
Additional per metre over 25m + $359 + $232 + $92

Priority wait list fees

Priority wait list fees High rate area (East Sydney Harbour) Medium rate area (Rest of Sydney & Pittwater) Low rate area (Rest of State)
Initial fee $540 $346 $232

Berthing fees – Port Kembla Boat Harbour

Item Amount
Vessel Length 7.00m or less $1,271
7.01-8.00m $1,430
8.01-9.00m $1,589
9.01-10.00m $1,748
10.01-11.00m $1,907
Priority wait list $239

Commercial mooring fees

Item Amount
Class A - Sydney Harbour and Pittwater $317
Classes B-K - Sydney Harbour and Pittwater $527
Class A - Rest of State $213
Classes B-K - Rest of State $421

Other mooring fees

Item Amount
Establishment fee (per site) $132
Relocation fee $132
Change vessel on mooring fee $132
Mooring licence transfer fee (per site) $132
Special attendance fee $132

Storage rate per day

(effective 1 April 2021)

Type Amount
Daily fee for storage of an impounded vessel $22
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