Motor Boat Drivers Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to drive recreational vessels (other than a hire and drive vessel) that have engines of four horsepower or more. Recreational vessels include jet skis (PWC - Personal Water Craft).

Please note you will need a Certificate of Competency to operate a vessel commercially.

To obtain this licence, applicants must complete a BoatSafe Practical Tuition course. Please check with the Agency for a full list of Accredited Providers.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • Undertake a practical training course or log 20 hours of supervised experience;
  • Pass a theory test; and
  • Pay the relevant fees.

Note that a motor boat licence log book or course completion certificate must be produced prior to sitting the licence test.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the licence.

Expiry

Expires on 30 June.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyLicence$45.90
Licence$16.83

Examination for licence to drive a motor boat.

VaryVariation$45.90

Issue of endorsement for PWC on licence.

Lodgement

Lodge

You may sit your theory test, and then lodge your application at a Service Tasmania shop. Please submit it with the relevant fees, identification and log book with 20 hours of supervised experience, or a Course Completion Certificate.


Administering agency

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (Motor Boats and Licences) By-Laws 2013 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries
Marine and Safety Tasmania


Operating address:
5 Franklin Wharf
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 607
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

1300 135 513

Phone:

03 6235 8888

Fax:

03 6233 5662
admin@mast.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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