Boat registration fees

All boating related fees and charges received by Roads and Maritime 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 and signage, compliance and investigations are supported by the Waterways Fund, as is the Better Boating Program, 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.

Registration 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
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