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Maritime information

What you need to know about boat driving licences, mooring licences, registering your vessel in NSW, waterway rules and safety.

Apply for a licence or registration

Rules and regulations

Weather and safety

Related information

To fish legally in NSW in freshwater or saltwater, you need to carry your recreational fishing licence or a receipt showing you've paid the fee.
How we monitor and report on beach water quality, causes of beach water pollution, find beaches along our coast and water safety advice.

Related apps

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Marine Rescue NSW

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

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