Transfer boat ownership

You can transfer the ownership of a boat online through DoTDirect or by submitting a form.

Buyers and sellers have the option of using a recreational boat transfer form. They should fill in the relevant sections and submit them at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent or post them to:

Department of Transport
GPO Box C102
Perth WA 6839

The buyer must pay a transfer fee and submit their section within 15 days. The seller has seven days to submit their part. 

To make an online transfer through DOTDirect you need:

  • a WA driver’s licence number
  • the date of sale
  • boat’s registration number
  • the hull identification number.

Online transfers cannot be done if the boat is:

  • owned by a company
  • jointly owned
  • part of a court order
  • part of a deceased estate
  • without a hull identification number.
Page reviewed 23 September 2020