Personal watercraft licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to operate a personal watercraft (PWC) on Queensland waters. A PWC is a powered ship with a fully enclosed hull that does not take on water if capsized and is designed to be operated by a person standing, crouching or kneeling on it or sitting astride it. Examples of PWCs include jet-skis and wave-runners.

All licence holders have an obligation to ensure their PWC is in good condition, used safely and has the correct safety equipment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To operate a PWC in Queensland you must:

  • hold both a personal watercraft licence and recreational marine driver licence
  • or hold both a personal watercraft licence and a commercial marine licence as master
  • or have a licensed person on board who is able to take immediate control in the case of any trouble.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $123.85

Fees for 2023-24

Application process


To apply for this licence, you must:

  • have a completed a marine licence application (F2334)
  • have proof of identity
  • pay the licence fee.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Maritime Safety Queensland

Contact details

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