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Boat License Information Sessions and Testing will be held on Saturday 21st October and Sunday 22nd October at 11am and 2pm at site J31

Each information session lasts one hour followed by examinations in the boat licence exam room, opposite site J31

Fees for examination are

  • Over 16 year (Motor boat operators licence) $40
  • 12 to 15 years (Special permit to operate a motor boat) $19

Fees are payable at the South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron stand, where a receipt will be issued.

Upon successful completion of the exam, a certificate will be issued which must be presented to service SA along with a licence fee of $38 to have the licence issued.

Persons between 12 and 15 years must submit to a further practical test in their boat prior to issue of the permit. This can be arrange with a Marine Safety Officer at any time after the written exam, but must be within 6 months.

Intending participants should note that there is no guarantee of passing the exam. The information sessions will provide helpful tips and refresh knowledge but are not intended as a crash course. Prior study may be undertaken on www.ondeck.sa.gov.au where a practice exam is available, and the SA Recreational Boating Safety Handbook can also be downloaded.