Your boat & boat licence

This page provides helpful links to everything you need to know to register your boat and how to practice and apply to get your boat licence.

Read about the basics of boat ownership here, including things to consider before buying a boat, taking out boat insurance and getting a boat trailer.

If you are 16 years or older you can apply for a Boat Operators Licence.

If you are 12 to 15 years you can apply for a Special Permit.

Interested in working in the Australian maritime commercial industry? Contact the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for training and competencies required.

If you have the relevant qualifications, certificates and competencies you can apply for a marine pilot’s licence in South Australia.