Transfer boat registration
When you buy a currently-registered boat, you must register it in your name within 14 days.
What you need
To transfer the remaining period of registration, you will need the registration certificate, signed by the seller and the new owner.
If you buy a boat that is unregistered, you will need to apply for a new owner re-registration (1.45 MB PDF).
If your boat has been never been registered you will need to register it for recreational use in South Australia.
A transfer fee of $18 applies.
How to apply
Lodge the signed registration certificate at Service SA and pay the transfer fee.
Return the completed form to a Service SA customer service centre
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
Contact Service SA
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, phone or visit a customer service centre instead.
Call Service SA between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:
- 13 10 84
- +61 8 8226 0206 (overseas callers).
Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.