|Renewing online takes about 5 minutes.|
- Your boat registration renewal notice will be posted to you in November each year. You can also sign up to receive your renewal notice online.
- You can renew at a service centre, by phone, in person at Australia Post, or online with your payment number using BPAY.
- You can check online to see if your registration is current.
About renewing your boat registration
Renewal notices are sent out by post in November each year, or you can sign up to receive your notice online.
How to renew
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|Renew online||Find your nearest Service Centre||1300 729 859||Australia Post|
What you need to renew
If you are renewing online or by phone, you need:
- the payment details on your renewal notice
- to pay the fee.
If you are renewing at a service centre, you need:
- your renewal notice or proof of identity
- to pay the fee.
If you are renewing at Australia Post you need:
- your renewal notice
- to pay the fee.
Can I renew?
Anyone with a renewal notice can renew.
If you don't have the renewal notice you need to be the registered owner of the boat and:
- visit a service centre and show proof of identity, or
- call the contact centre (1300 135 513) and ask for the payment details so you can pay online.
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).
At least one document must confirm your current Tasmanian residential address
Additional evidentiary documentation may be required from the Evidence of Residential Address section below.
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).
If you are a provisional applicant, and you are unable to provide any of the above documentation to confirm a current Tasmanian residential address, you may provide one of the following:
- Copy of driver licence of either parent (as identified on birth certificate)
- Letter from current school confirming enrolment and address
- Concession card - provisional applicant as a listed dependent
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
$85 (to 31/12/2022)
Transfer of Ownership Fee
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Duplicate Certificate of Boat Registration
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Certificate of Boat Registration
Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.
- If your boat registration has expired for more than a year you can apply to register again and keep the existing registration number. For more information please ask at a service centre.
- If you need to change your personal or boat details, complete an application for change of details form (PDF, 202KB) and lodge it at a service centre with:
- proof of identity
- your change of name document (if you are changing your name).
Please visit Marine and Safety Tasmania for more information on renewing a boat registration.