Renew boat registration
To renew your boat registration online you'll need the seven digit payment number found on the registration renewal notice.
If you don’t have the payment number you can use the following:
- the boat registration number
- your surname or organisation name.
What happens next
Once the registration has been paid, you can email a copy of your receipt to a nominated email address. Alternatively, your receipt will be provided and available to print 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 phone 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 renew
mySA GOV account
If you have a mySA GOV account you can renew your boat registration within the account.
Phone Service SA on 1300 363 805 between 9:00 am and 5:00 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.
Go to a Service SA customer service centre with your registration renewal notice and appropriate payment. If you do not have your renewal notice, complete an application for registration renewal of a motor boat .
Send the completed application to the address printed on the front of the renewal notice or to:
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
Cheques or money orders are to be made payable to the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.
Visitors to South Australia
If your boat 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).
Contact Service SA
COVID-SAfe Check-In will roll out from 1 December 2020.
Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within three working days.
If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, please phone or visit a customer service centre instead.
Call Service SA Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays on:
- 13 10 84 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
- +61 8 8463 3490 for overseas callers between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.