Transfer boat registration

When you buy a currently-registered boat, you must register it in your name within 14 days.

Who is this for

People who need to transfer a current boat registration.

Unregistered boats

If you buy a boat that is unregistered, you will need to apply for a new owner re-registration.

If your boat has been never been registered you will need to register it for recreational use in South Australia.

What you need

Registration certificate signed by the seller and you as the new owner.

Evidence of identity


A $18 transfer fee applies.

How to apply

Complete the application form and return it to Service SA.

Application for new owner re-registration (214.6 KB PDF)

In person

Return the completed form to a Service SA customer service centre


Service SA
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001

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