Transfer an unregistered boat

If you acquire a boat with expired South Australian registration, you will need to re-register the boat in your name.

Who is this for

People who have bought an unregistered boat and wish to re-register it as the new owner.

What you need

Proof of ownership

Evidence of identity


A $18 transfer fee applies.

You need to pay a renewal fee. No concessions are available.

How to apply

Complete an application for new owner re-registration (214.6 KB PDF)

Return the form to a Service SA customer service centre with:

  • registration fee and facilities levy for the period required
  • proof of vessel ownership
  • evidence of identity.

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