Vessel Registration - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to use a vessel. A vessel is any boat or craft that is equipped with an engine capable of being used for propulsion in Victorian waters, whether for personal or commercial use.

The vessel register records the identification details of each vessel and the name and address of the person responsible for it.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A vessel can be registered in the name of a person who is fourteen years old or more, or in the name of a corporation or incorporated body. A vessel can only be registered under one name.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Registration must be renewed every 12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Vessel Registration (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 Victoria

Lodgement process


Lodge your registration application in person or via post. You need to submit a registration form, provide evidence of ownership and identity, and pay the appropriate fees.

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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:

Registration and Licensing


Department of Transport

Contact us other: 13 11 71
Phone: 03 8391 3216