Apply as a boat code agent and examiner

Apply as a boat code agent, a boat code examiner, or both.

Approval is valid for 1 year.

What you'll need

You'll need to provide:

If applying as a boat code agent, the boat agent's body corporate needs to:

  • be associated with the marine industry
  • be open to the public at least 5 and a half days a week
  • have the necessary tools and equipment eg punches and engravers, for affixing a hull identification number (HIN)
  • have access to an area suitable for a boat trailer while affixing HINs.

If applying as a boat code examiner you'll need to:

  • be an employee of a boat code agent
  • provide the boat code agent id
  • provide the boat code examiner number
  • have at least 3 years of experience as an approved marine mechanic working as shipwright or boat builder.


Boat code agent or boat code agent and examiner

Agent fee - $174

You must also purchase:

  • Boat code interim certificates - 1 pad of 50 - $39
  • HIN plates - set of 10 - $136

Boat code examiner

Fee - $89

What happens next

If your application is approved Marine Safety SA will contact you to arrange payment. You will receive the interim certificates and plates, if applicable, in the mail within 3 weeks of lodgement.

If you apply using your mySAGOV account, you can check the status of your application.

Contact Marine Safety SA



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