Renew boat registration

You can renew your boat registration online.

Using a mobile?

By clicking 'Pay now' you will be redirected to a page that will not resize to fit your screen but you will still be able to complete transactions.

If you want to do this later, you could email this page to yourself.

Improved transaction pages will be available soon.

Who is this for

Anyone who needs to renew the registration of their boat.

What you'll need

One of these:

  • the seven-digit payment number printed on the renewal notice
  • the boat registration number and hull type, as shown on the certificate of boat registration, and your surname.


Check the fees page for all motor boat registration renewal fees.

What happens next

Once you have paid the registration, you will be provided with a receipt number and be able to print a tax invoice which can be used to continue to operate the boat for up to 21 days while you wait for your new registration label.

A new registration label will be posted to you within 10 working days.

If your label doesn't arrive within 21 days, telephone 13 10 84 or go to a Service SA customer service centre and check that your address has been recorded correctly. If your address is correct, a replacement will be mailed to you free of charge.

Other ways to pay


Phone Service SA on 1300 363 805 between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. The operator will ask you for the boat registration number, name of the registered owner and some boat details. This information is shown on the certificate of boat registration and on the renewal notice.

In person

Go to a Service SA customer service centre with a completed application for registration renewal of a motor boat (232.9 KB PDF).

Payment can be made by cash, debit card, MasterCard, Visa, money order or a travellers cheque in Australian currency. You can also pay by cheque made payable to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.


Send the completed application to the address printed on the front of the renewal notice or to:
Service SA
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001

You may pay by cash, debit card, MasterCard, Visa, money order, a traveller's cheque in Australian currency, or by cheque made payable to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Visitors to South Australia

If you're visiting from interstate and your vessel is registered in another state or territory, your interstate registration will be recognised for a period of 90 days, after which you'll need to apply for South Australian registration.

Listing on the Australian Register of Ships does not satisfy the registration requirement (this registration is for vessels travelling overseas).

Related information

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Page last updated 22 November 2019

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