Boating and marine in NSW

How to apply for or renew a boating licence or vessel registration, find information about fishing, and staying safe on the water.

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The NSW Boating Handbook (Jan 2021) is your practical and essential guide to safe and responsible boating on NSW waterways. Here's how to get a copy.
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Lifejackets require care and maintenance to ensure they work effectively in case of an emergency. Servicing your inflatable lifejacket is a legal requirement in NSW. Transport for NSW offers sessions on how to care and service your lifejacket.

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Our boating educators work with the community to encourage safe boating journeys in NSW.
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From weather conditions and maintaining your vessel, to knowing the rules and having the right equipment – be ready for a safe day on the water.
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The boating knowledge test questions and online quiz can help you practice for the general boating or personal watercraft licence test.
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The Boating Licence Practical Logbook and the Boating Handbook will guide you on safe and responsible boating in NSW.

Contact Transport for NSW

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Phone:13 12 36
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Related apps

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Marine Rescue NSW

Marine Rescue NSW is the state’s official volunteer marine rescue service. The MarineRescue App allows you to register details of your next boating trip.

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Deckee

Stay safe and informed on the water. Get official alerts and information from maritime authorities. Explore crowdsourced reports from the boating community. Check the weather conditions and forecasts near you. 

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