Regulated ship registration - Queensland


You will need to register your boat or personal watercraft if it has an engine of 3kW or more and will be used on Queensland waters.

If your boat is not used entirely for private recreation or is not owned by a school, a surf lifesaving club or other community group, you will need to get commercial registration.

If your boat is longer than 15 metres your application will need to be endorsed by the agency before it can be processed.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to take out third party insurance cover.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Application process


To register your boat, you must have the following:

  • a completed Queensland regulated ship registration application (F3525)
  • evidence of the boat's origin (such as a purchase receipt)
  • evidence of your identity (such as a current driver licence)
  • payment for registration costs.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Maritime Safety Queensland

Contact details

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