Boat Code Agent - South Australia


A person or body corporate who intends affixing Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) or validating existing HIN and issuing interim Boat Code certificates must be appointed by DPTI.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for Appointment as a Boat Code Agent the applicant must:

  • Pay the appropriate fee for Appointment as a Boat Code Agent;
  • Successfully complete the DPTI training course;
  • Supply a current National Police Certificate for the Boat Code Agent (and any Nominee) every 3 years; and
  • Be at least 18 years of age

A Boat Code Agent???s business should:

  • Already be associated with the marine industry, unless DPTI approves otherwise;
  • Be open to the general public at least five and a half days per week or as agreed by DPTI;
  • Have the necessary tools and equipment, such as punches and engravers, for affixing a Hull Identification Number (HIN) in a specified range of materials;
  • Have access to an area suitable for accommodating a boat trailer while affixing the HIN is completed.


1 year.


2019-2020 fees:
$165 Approval Fee
$131 Renewal Fee.

Payment may be made by cheque or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).

Act(s) name

Harbors & Navigation Act 1993 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Harbors & Navigation Regulations 2009 South Australia

Additional information

  • Be an employee of a Boat Code Agent
  • Have at least three years??? experience, as a shipwright / boat builder as an approved marine mechanic, or as approved by the CE of the Department
  • Successfully complete the DPTI training
  • Provide an original SAPOL issued National Police Certificate (no older than three years)
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Transport Services Division

Contact details

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Boat Code Coordinator

Mailing address: GPO Box 2526
Regency Park SA 5942
Phone: 1300183046
Fax: 0883489533
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