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If you need to register your vessel, check the Roads and Maritime Services website for the list of vessels that must be registered, as well as for criteria and exemptions. You must be at least 16 years old to register a vessel. Once you've gathered your documentation, you can either mail in your application, or book an appointment to complete the registration in person at a service centre.

Once you have your registration, 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.

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  • your proof of identity
  • the Application for Vessel Registration form
  • the Maritime transaction payments (credit card authority) form if applicable
  • the proof of acquisition
  • the HIN (Boat Code) certificate (if you require one you need to organise an inspection with a Boat Code Agent), and
  • the Australian Builders Plate (ABP) if the vessel was built on or after 1 July 2006.
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  1. Download, print and complete the Application for Vessel Registration – PDF
  2. Download, print and complete the Maritime transaction payments (credit card authority) form – PDF (if applicable).
  3. Make sure that you have all the required documentation and information.
  4. Book an appointment to lodge your application in person at a service centre, or post to:

Agency Business Centre
Roads and Maritime Services
PO Box 21
Parkes NSW 2870

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To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Roads and Maritime Services

You may be eligible for a 50% discount on the registration fee if you:

  • hold one of the following:
    • NSW Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
    • DVA Gold card endorsed with: 
      • TPI (Totally & Permanently Incapacitated)
      • EDA (Extreme Disablement Adjustment)
      • war widow/er.
  • have evidence from the DVA confirming:
    • you receive a disability pension of 70% or higher or an intermediate pension, or
    • you've been assessed at 50 or more impairment points.
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Payment methods

For online transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay, Diners Club or American Express).

For phone transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For transactions in person at a service centre:

  • cash (in Australian currency)
  • cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
  • money order
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
  • Android Pay app.

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.

* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

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