Most frequent questions and answers

We make it easy for you to get your boat licence. Simply take the paperwork we’ve given you on the night (after successfully completing the test), along with your completed logbook (if not doing practical), to ServiceNSW. You’ll be able to purchase your licence there and then without doing any further tests. See here for details.

You’ll need to have a valid NSW Boat Licence to purchase the PWC upgrade. This licence can be done on it’s own, if you already have a NSW Boat Licence, or packaged together with a boat licence if you don’t have that already. See here for details.

You can book your place by giving us a call on (02) 9524 5678 9am to 5pm, Mon – Fri. We’ll require payment from a VIsa or Mastercard upon booking. Cash only on the night is not accepted as we need to allocate tickets.

Boat & PWC licence sessions are run every week of the year, with some weeks favouring certain locations over others. You’ll need to call us to get the next date. Our helpful staff will help you select a date that suits you.

As per company policy, once you reserve your seat in any given class, you are securing a space and others may be denied the opportunity to attend. Consequently, we reserve the right to refuse your rescheduling to another class. Boating Licence Course also reserves the right to reschedule any given class due to circumstances beyond our control. If we must reschedule a class, you’ll be given the opportunity to attend any class given by us within 1 year or to a full refund.

As per company policy, all sales are final. In the event that you cannot attend the course, refunds are not available.

No. Once the certificate has gone past 12 months from date of issue, you will need to re-attend a course and re-sit the test. If you do not want to do this, you can simply attempt the test at ServiceNSW instead.

The logbook is a simple, self guided checklist that you must complete. It’s sensible to do pre-departure safety checks etc. prior to every trip. For your convenience, a free digital copy of the logbook is available in your pre-course study material. The new logbook is an essential requirement for those who choose to go on & get a NSW boat licence. It’s designed to help you learn how to operate your vessel & learn your waterways. 

Ticket prices & descriptions are available here.

Yes. Whilst we understand no one wants to fail a test, we must abide by NSW Maritime rules thus strict testing rules will apply. You may be allowed more than one attempt on the day but multiple failed attempts will mean you may need to re-attend after more study.