Boat registration numbers, labels and certificates

When registering a vessel in South Australia you will be issued a registration certificate which includes the registration number.  The registration number must be marked on the vessel before the vessel is operated.

The registration number must be:

  • painted or displayed on both sides of the vessel, towards the bow
  • displayed on a vertical surface
  • in a contrasting colour to the surface on which it is placed
  • for vessels 3 metres or longer, at least 150 mm high and clearly legible from 50 metres away while the vessel is underway in clear weather
  • for vessels less than 3 metres long, at least 100 mm high and clearly legible from 50 metres away while the vessel is underway in clear weather.

If the bow of your vessel is highly flared and it is difficult to display your registration numbers, email dit.marinesafety@sa.gov.au for approval to place the number in a more suitable position.

If you lose or destroy your boat registration label, registration certificate or your Boat Code certificate, you should apply for a replacement as soon as possible.

Replace a registration label or certificate

  1. Download and complete the application for replacement registration label or certificate (278.4 KB PDF) (278.4 KB PDF)
  2. Return it to a Service SA customer service centre.

A $18 fee is payable.

Replace a boat code hull identification number (HIN) - plates

  1. Download and complete the application for replacement boat code HIN plates (79.0 KB PDF)
  2. Return it to a Service SA customer service centre.

A $18 fee is payable.


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Page last updated 14 June 2022

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