A general boat driving licence is a minimum requirement if you're driving any vessel for recreational purposes at 10 knots (approximately 18.5 km/h) or more, on NSW waters.
To obtain your general boat driving licence, you'll need to:
- provide evidence of practical boating (logbook) experience
- successfully complete the general boat licence knowledge test.
You can book an appointment to undertake the knowledge test and apply for your licence, at a service centre. Alternatively, if you've completed the requirements with a Recognised Training Provider (RTP) you can post your application.
Once your licence has been granted, you can access it digitally using your smartphone or tablet device. You'll need to have a MyServiceNSW Account and the latest version of the Service NSW app. You can then add Maritime to your MyServiceNSW Account.
Note: Discounts are available for pensioners.Book an appointment