Renew vessel registration

How to renew your boat or personal watercraft registration in NSW, online, in person, by phone or by post.

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When to renew

You need to renew your vessel registration every 12 months in NSW.

You’ll receive a renewal notice from Transport for NSW around 30 days before the registration is due to expire.

You can renew registration up to 90 days before the expiry date.

What if your registration has expired?

Don’t drive the vessel until it’s registered. Operating an unregistered vessel is an offence with heavy penalties.

If the registration is not renewed by the expiry date, a reminder notice is issued between 15 and 21 days of the expiry.

If your vessel registration expired more than 90 days ago, you can renew it in person, by mail or by phone. There are no late renewals online.

What you need

You will need:

  • your registration number
  • the renewal number on your renewal notice
  • payment for registration fees.

Ways to renew

You can renew your vessel registration online, in person, by phone and by post.

Online or mobile app

You can renew a vessel registration online or on the Service NSW mobile app.

Renewing in person

You can renew your registration in person at any service centre. Remember to take your registration renewal notice and payment for registration fees.

By phone

Call our interactive voice response system on 1300 360 782 or speak to a customer service officer on 13 77 88. Have your registration renewal papers handy. Pay by credit (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express) or debit card.

By post

Send a cheque and your registration renewal notice to:

Agency Business Centre
Transport for NSW
PO Box 21
Parkes NSW 2870

Do I need third party insurance?

It’s not compulsory to have third party insurance to register a vessel in NSW. But Transport for NSW recommends it as part of your comprehensive vessel insurance. Contact your insurer for information.

Change of details after renewal

See Change a vessel's details and the form Adjustment of Records - Maritime Products Only (PDF, 904.92 KB) if you need to change details.

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