Boat Code Agent or Examiner Approval - South Australia


You will need approval if you intend to operate as a boat code examiner and / or a boat code agent. Boat code examiners are employees of a boat code agent who affix Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) to vessels.

Boat code agents:

  • examine vessels for signs that they have been stolen and re-birthed
  • issue and / or verify Hull Identification Numbers (HIN)
  • verify vessel details and provide a written certificate to DIT for recording on a database.

A boat code agent may fix HIN plates personally to a vessel, or employ approved boat code examiners to affix HIN plates.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

If applying as a boat code agent, the boat agent's body corporate needs to:

  • be associated with the marine industry
  • be open to the public at least 5 and a half days a week
  • have the necessary tools and equipment (for example, punches and engravers, for affixing a hull identification number (HIN))
  • have access to an area suitable for a boat trailer while affixing HINs.

If applying as a boat code examiner you will need to:

  • be an employee of a boat code agent
  • provide the boat code agent id
  • provide the boat code examiner number
  • have at least 3 years of experience as an approved marine mechanic working as shipwright or boat builder.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Boat code agent or boat code agent and examiner:

  • agent fee - $174.00
  • boat code interim certificates - 1 pad of 50 - $41.00
  • HIN plates - set of 10 - $143.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $93.00

Boat code examiner. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Fees for 2023-24:

  • boat code agent or boat code agent and examiner - $146.00
  • boat code examiner - $47.00.


Administering agency

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Marine Safety

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.