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Before applying for a general boat driving licence, you need to pass a general boat licence knowledge test.

To obtain a personal watercraft (PWC) driving licence, you'll need to already have a general boat driving licence and then pass a PWC licence knowledge test. 

To take either of these knowledge tests, you will need to call 13 77 88 or visit a service centre to make an appointment. Alternatively, you can choose to take the test with an Authorised Training Provider (ATP)

The general boat licence knowledge test consists of 50 multiple choice questions, while the PWC licence knowledge test has 15 questions. To help you study for these tests you can download the Transport for NSW Boating Handbook and the Personal Watercraft Handbook.

If you'd like to practise further, there is also a boating knowledge quiz that you can take online.

If you choose to take a knowledge test at a service centre, take your documentation with you, because if you're successful you'll receive your boat driving licence at the end of the test.

If you have passed the test through an ATP, you'll need to apply for your licence at a service centre or by post.

When taking a general boat licence knowledge test, you'll need:

When taking a PWC licence knowledge test, you'll need: