When you buy a boat you must ensure it meets compliance standards before it is registered.
Make sure your boat is compliant
Follow these steps to meet the required boat standards.
- Step 1
When you buy a motorboat, you must register it in your name within 14 days.
- Step 2
Registration numbers must be displayed correctly.
- Step 3
The registration label must be affixed correctly.
- Step 4
Most recreational boats are also required to have an Australian Builders Plate fitted by the manufacturer.
- Step 5
A boat code is compulsory for all recreational boats that are registered for the first time or when they change ownership.
- Step 6
Navigation lights must be fitted if you operate your boat at night. If you have lights fitted, they must meet the legal requirements whether you use them or not.