NSW Boat Licence

Why Do You Need A NSW Boat Licence?

To drive a powered vessel for recreational purposes on NSW waterways at a speed of 10 knots (18.5 km/h) or more, you need a general boat driving licence.

With our NSW boat licence courses, it doesn’t matter if you are brand new to the world of boating or have been boating since you were in diapers. Our courses help you get through the required boating safety education and achieve your NSW boat licence in no time!

Students must be 12 & up to obtain a NSW boat licence, with students aged 12 to up to 16 years being able to obtain a young adult licence with a few restrictions compared to its adult counterpart.

To get the NSW boat licence, you are required to sit the NSW boat licence 50 question exam in addition to obtaining some practical experience, completed in your logbook. For those with prior boating experience, this can be backdated up to 12 months, but if you are new to the boating scene, you’ll need to do at least 3 trips with someone who already has their NSW boat licence for at least 3 years.

NSW Boat Licence Training Locations

From Broken hill To Bega & basically everywhere in between, we do courses everywhere. simply call us to get the closest course for your location.


Daily courses run every day of the week. Training locations include Sutherland Shire, Blacktown, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Sydney Airport, Sydney Hbr, Pittwater, Mona Vale, Manly, Penrith, Windsor, Parramatta & more.

Southern NSW & ACT

NSW boat licence courses run weekly (weeknight & weekend sessions) in & around Wollongong, Nowra, Mittagong, Batemans Bay, Bega, Ulladulla, Canberra, Yass, Wagga, Griffith, Albury, Goulburn & more.

Northern NSW

NSW boat licence sessions run weekly (evening & weekend sessions) in & around Gosford, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth, Armidale, Moree, Lismore, Byron Bay & more.

Western NSW

NSW boat licence sessions run weekly (evening & weekend sessions) in & around Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Mudgee, Parkes, Forbes, Dubbo, Cowra, Condobolin, West Wyalong & more.

Booking only takes 2 minutes!

Why make it hard? Get your NSW boat licence with a few clicks or one simple call…

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Getting The NSW Boat Licence

Our NSW Boat Licence courses make it simple so you can get the licence in 3 easy steps.


Call & Book

Get it done locally this week. We have courses 52 weeks a year or, if you have a few mates keen, organise a day and time & we’ll pop over to your suburb/town


Attend Session

Attend your session with our trainers. You’ll sit the official NSW boat licence 50 question exam at the end of this course.


Get Licence

Once you’ve passed the exam, we’ll give you a certificate. Take this, with your completed logbook, to Service NSW. No further testing is required!

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