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Key info

  • Recreational motorboats and personal watercrafts with a motor of 4 hp or more must be registered.
  • You must be 16 or older to apply to register a motorboat or personal watercraft.
  • Motorboat registration is for recreational purposes only.
  • You can apply online or at a service centre.
    Get startedlinkPlease visit Marine and Safety Tasmania to apply to register a boatMAST logo

    About applying to register a boat

    All boat registrations expire on the 31 December each year. If you register part way through the year you pay a pro-rata fee.

    You will be given a unique registration number by Marine and Safety Tasmania.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    Online

    To complete your registration application on-line, you will need a valid email address as well as access to a printer.

    To apply online you must:

    • complete the online application
    • pay a fee (either online or at a service centre)
    • print the email confirmation.

    You must also visit a service centre or MAST and provide:

    • proof of identity
    • a receipt or proof of ownership which can be:
      • an official bill of sale signed by the seller and buyer
      • a certificate of registration signed by the last registered operator
      • a statutory declaration (PDF, 87KB) regarding the purchase.

      Service Centre

      If you apply at a service centre you must:

      • complete an application form (PDF, 246KB)
      • provide proof of identity
      • pay a fee
      • provide a receipt or proof of ownership which can be:
        • an official bill of sale signed by the seller and buyer
        • a certificate of registration signed by the last registered operator
        • a statutory declaration (PDF, 87KB) regarding the purchase.

        Can I apply?

        You can apply if you are 16 or older and the vessel is for recreational purposes only.

        Proving your identity

        There are 2 ways to prove your identity:

        1. your Tasmanian driver licence
        You can show your driver licence, even if it expired up to 2 years ago

        2. provide identity documents
        If you don't have a Tasmanian driver licence, you must show at least:

        • One Category A document and two Category B documents, or
        • Two Category A documents and one Category B document.

        • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
        • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
        • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
        • Overseas passport/visa (can be expired up to 2 years)
        • Australian firearms licence
        • Tasmanian Government personal information card (displaying full name)
        • Australian citizenship papers
        • Travel documents or ImmiCard (issued by Department of Immigration and Border Protection or Australian Government)
        • Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (issued by Department of Immigration and Border Protection)

        • Medicare card
        • Bank or credit card with signature
        • Student identity card with photo (issued by an Australian educational institution)
        • Concession card (Veteran's Affairs/Centrelink/other current entitlement issued by the Australian Government)
        • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate/deed poll (not a church or celebrant issued document)
        • High risk work licence (issued by WorkSafe Tasmania)
        • Working with vulnerable people or children card (issued by the Australian Government).

        If you have changed your address or name

        If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show evidence of your address, and/or change of name documents.

        The following documents can be used to show evidence of a change of address (documents must be less than 6 months old).

        • Financial institution statement
        • Utility account (power, water, telephone)
        • Council rate notice
        • Lease or rent agreement
        • Land tax valuation notice
        • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
        • Certificate of title.

        • Adoption paper issued by court
        • Divorce paper issued by court, indicating the name being reverted to
        • Change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
        • Guardianship order
        • Marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

        How much it costs

        Boat Registration Fees

        All recreational vessels in Tasmania are registered annually with a common expiry date of 31 December.

        Marine and Safety Tasmania provide a handy registration fee calculator to help you work out the cost.

        Boat Registration Renewal Fees

        RenewalCost

        Recreational Vessels

        $85 (to 31/12/2022)

        Transfer of Ownership Fee

        Transfer of OwnershipCost

        Motor Boat

        $28.90

        Duplicate Certificate of Boat Registration

        Issue of DuplicateCost

        Certificate of Boat Registration

        $8.50

        Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

        Payment options

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        More Information

        • If your boat is over 15 metres long you must complete a questionnaire, which will be provided at the service centre.
        • Interstate applicants must provide proof of where the vessel is stored in Tasmania.

        Please visit Marine and Safety Tasmania for more information on applying to register a boat.