All boating related fees and charges received by Transport for NSW (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, 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.
These fees are current and include GST where applicable, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please contact us.
Aquatic licence fees
Effective 1 April 2021
|Application for an aquatic licence – commercial activity*||$405|
|Application for an aquatic licence – non-commercial activity*||$202|
|Attendance by Transport for NSW (Maritime) officer at special event or standard event – per hour||$196 (per hour)|
|Replacement licence fee||
Waterway access fee for an aquatic licence
The new Regulation introduces a waterway access fee, which is a new charge to allow an applicant to have exclusive use of public water space for a period of time. The Regulation states this fee is charged at "an appropriate market rate for the exclusive occupation of waters".
Transport for NSW (Maritime) is developing a waterway access fee structure that reflects the value of having an exclusive benefit to a waterway space, and will consult with impacted and affected stakeholders to seek feedback on the implementation of the new structure.
Additional fees may apply. Please contact the Transport for NSW (Maritime) info line on 13 12 36 8:30am to 4:30pm, seven days a week.