NSW Boat Licence Course

Maritime Training School offer the boat license course in Sydney and Canberra as a one day course. Our qualified trainers will ensure you have a fun day out on the water. The boat licence course is designed for both the experienced and the newcomer, even young adults are catered for! Enrol online or over the phone today!

Sydney Boat Licence Course

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A boat licence course from Maritime Training School will teach you everything you need to know to have fun and work on the water safely. In NSW, when operating a powered vessel capable of travelling at speeds over 10 knots, you are required to hold a NSW boat licence and since June 2009 you must have practical training prior to undertaking the NSW Boat Licence test.

With Maritime Training School, you’ll have a fantastic day out on the water! The theory component of the boat licence course in Sydney will take place in one of our waterfront classrooms at Mosman or Cronulla with a pick up service offered for students in the Rose Bay and Cabarita areas. For the practical components, you will board our 6.5m Brig Rib and put your classroom training into practice, whilst getting a great view of the harbour. We will then return to the classroom for a review before you take the NSW General Boat License test.

Commonly asked questions

How long does the boat licence course run in Sydney? All Sydney courses commence at 9am and finish around 3.30pm.

Do I get my boat licence on the day? At the end of the course you get your training certificate and completed application form. The form can be taken into a Roads and Maritime Office (formally known as NSW Maritime and RTA) or you can post it in to Roads and Maritime Services NSW.

Can I do the PWC course on the same day? Yes you can! The PWC course is theory only and no practical is required. Once you’ve completed and passed the general boat licence, you can complete the PWC course.

How many questions are in the exam? For the general boat licence course in Sydney there are 50 multiple choice questions. For the PWC there are 15 multiple choice questions.

What if I fail the exam? If you fail the first time, our seasoned trainers will explain any answers you got wrong and you can resit the exam. If you fail twice in the same day, you can resit the test again when the next course is run for no extra charge.

Got more questions? Try our Frequently Asked Questions Page

Want to test your skills? Try the Boat Test Practice Quiz

Looking for some information before the course? Boat and PWC Handbooks

Don’t forget to bring your identification on the day! Check here to make sure you have the right stuff! POI

Sydney Boat License NSW Theory, Practical and Exam $245 per student* – You must be at least 12 years old to participate in this course. Enrol now by clicking here!

Additional Course Information:

  • Bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water for the practical component on the water.
  • Rain, hail or shine – we haven’t missed one yet!