Dealers Plates (Trade Plates for Recreational Vessels) - Western Australia


You may need these plates if you intend to carry on a business of:

  • manufacturing vessels
  • buying or selling new or used vessels
  • repairing vessels
  • buying or selling trade articles used on vessels.

You may apply for Dealer's Plates for the transfer, manufacture, alteration, repair, testing, sale or demonstration of a vessel. The plates, when attached to a vessel, allow you to use it in navigable waters without it being otherwise registered.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $404.10

Initial issue of recreation vessel dealer plates, first set. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $168.90

Trade plate replacement fee. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $306.80

Annual renewal. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Application All $168.90

Purchase of subsequent set of recreational vessel dealer plates. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Marine Fees and Payments (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Navigable Waters Regulations 1958 Western Australia

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.