General boat driving licences are renewable for 1, 3, 5 or 10 years and can be renewed online. You're also able to update your contact details, if you need to.

You'll receive a renewal notice about 6 weeks before your licence expires.

You can access a digital version of your boat driving licence through the Service NSW app.

Note: If you need to renew your PWC licence, visit Renew or restore a personal watercraft (PWC) driving licence

What you need

  • information on your renewal notice, including your:
    • general boat driving licence number
    • renewal number
    • customer reference number
  • your concession card (if recording a concession for the first time)
  • your payment.

How to renew

  1. Select the 'Renew online' button.
  2. Follow the prompts.

You can also renew in person at a Service NSW service centre or Mobile Service Centre.

Note: Call 13 12 36 if you want to renew by phone, or if you need help when renewing online.

More information

  • Licence fees vary depending on the duration of the licence, and whether they are concessional licences.
  • You must be under 16 years of age, or hold an eligible concession card at the time of payment, to receive a concession.
  • 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.
  • If any of your personal details change, you must notify us within 14 days. You'll need to update your driver licence or photo ID separately to your maritime licence.

Payment methods

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

Last updated: 9 May 2024

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