If you're the holder of a general boat driving licence, you must notify Transport for NSW of any changes to medical or physical conditions (including eyesight), that might cast doubt on your fitness to operate a vessel.
You can visit a service centre and provide the information in person, or post your documents to us.
Holders of a boat driving licence who don't hold any of the following:
- NSW driver licence
- vehicle registration
- combined licence
- Photo Card.
If you do hold one or more of the above, complete the Change of Records – Transport for NSW Products – PDF, and provide the information in person at a service centre.
What you need
- your proof of identity
- your general boat driving licence
- if adding or removing an eyesight condition, supporting documentation, for example one of the following:
- a medical report from an optometrist or ophthalmologist
- a doctor's certificate showing your eyesight standard
- other written advice from a doctor specifically stating that a condition is, or is no longer, required.
- a copy of both sides of your pensioner concession card (if applicable)
- the PDF form – 'Change of Records – Maritime Products Only'.
How to apply
Check the eligibility requirements.
Download and complete the Change of Records – Maritime Products Only – PDF.
Make sure that you have all the required documentation.
Visit a service centre and provide the information in person, or mail the documentation to:
Agency Business Centre
PO Box 21
- an eyesight test may be conducted at the service centre
- changes to eyesight conditions will require a replacement licence
- if you hold an unrestricted NSW driver licence (all classes) and a NSW adult boat licence, you may be eligible to combine these 2 licences on one card.