Motor Boat Drivers Licence - Tasmania


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


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
  • 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.


As specified on the licence.


Expires on 30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

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

Lodgement process


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

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Marine and Safety Tasmania

Operating address: Port Tower Building
Level 1
18 Hunter Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 607
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Phone: 03 6235 8888
Fax: 03 6233 5662
Website: Marine and Safety Tasmania (Opens in new window)