Dealer's Plates (Trade Plates for Recreational Vessels) - Western Australia


You may require 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.

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 these plates you must:

  • submit any required forms
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $360.00

Issue of first set of plates.

Renew Renewal All -

12 month renewal of a set of plates: $280.

12 month renewal of each additional set of plates: $26.70.

Vary Miscellaneous All $150.00

Additional set of plates.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Dealer's Plate Application - Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for a copy of this document.

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

Marine and Coastal

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 Operations

Marine and Coastal

Department of Transport

Operating address: 14 Capo D'Orlando Drive
South Fremantle, Western Australia 6162
Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 13 11 56