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Register a motorboat
If you have a motorboat that has never been registered, this page will help you complete the application form to register it for recreational use in South Australia for the first time.
Who is this for
This application is for people who need to register a motorboat for the first time.
When you buy a motorboat, you must register it in your name within 14 days.
What you need
If your boat has not previously been registered you will need to complete an application for initial registration .
See additional information for assistance in completing your application form.
If your boat has been registered previously in someone else's name, you will need to transfer boat registration into your name.
The length of your boat or vessel determines the registration fee and facilities levy that you need to pay.
What happens next
Submit your application form
Return the completed form to a Service SA customer service centre, with the following:
- registration fee and facilities levy for the period required
- proof of vessel ownership
- evidence of identity.
Display your registration number
If your boat has already been Boat Coded and one of these applies:
- the Hull Identification Number (HIN) and certificate number are already recorded in South Australia
- you can produce the Boat Code certificate
A registration label and certificate will be issued to you.