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Boating Tips

Boat License: Each state and territory of Australia has different licensing requirements to operate a powered boat.

New South Wales

It is neither the size of a vessel nor the power of an engine which determines whether a person needs to be licensed in New South Wales– it is the speed at which a boat is driven.

Except in the case of a PWC any person who drives a mechanically propelled vessel on NSW waters at 10 knots or more must have a boat drivers licence.

Note: 10 knots is the speed at which an accelerating boat will start to plane – that is rise up and skim along on top of the water instead of ploughing through it.

Anyone who drives a PWC at ANY speed (even below 10 knots) must have a PWC license.

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