Register a new boat

How to register a new recreational boat with the Department of Transport.

When you buy a new recreational boat you need to register it by downloading and completing the form and taking it to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent.  

You will also need:

Proof of purchase could be a:

  • bill of sale
  • detailed receipt
  • consignment note
  • offer to buy
  • any document that provides evidence of ownership, such as a statutory declaration.

A registration fee as well as annual fees need to be paid.

Page reviewed 23 September 2020