Boat and Fishing Licences

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Boat and Fishing Licences


Boat licence requirements vary in each state and territory of Australia… Each Australian state and territory has different laws regarding recreational boat licences.
Click on each state for specific information:

Most states acknowledge the boating licences of other states for a period of time (usually up to three months). If you move interstate, it’s wise to transfer your boat licence to that state, just as you would your car driver’s licence.


Different laws also apply in each Australian state and territory if you want to go fishing. Make sure you know the rules and apply for your licence and/or permit before you go fishing.

Specific information for each state can be found by clicking on each state:

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