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If you want to downgrade from a personal watercraft (PWC) driving licence to a general boat driving licence, you'll need to surrender your PWC driving licence. For the general boat driving licence to be issued, your PWC driving licence must be current, or expired/cancelled less than 5 years).

What you need

  • a written request stating that the PWC driving licence is no longer required
  • your proof of identity
  • your PWC driving licence 
  • the Request for Refund form (if applicable).

How to submit

  1. Complete the Request for Refund  – PDF (if applicable).

  2. Make sure that you have all the required documentation.

  3. Visit a service centre and provide the information in person, or post the documentation to:

    Service NSW
    Agency Business Centre
    PO Box 21
    Parkes NSW 2870

More information

  • The duration of a general boat driving licence can be one(1), 3, 5 or 10 years.
  • Licence fees vary depending on the duration of the licence, and whether they are concessional licences.
  • If you hold an unrestricted NSW driver licence (all classes) and a NSW general boat driving licence, you may be eligible to combine these 2 licences on one card. Visit Transport for NSW to make sure you have all the information.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.