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  • Commercial marine licences
    You need to have a commercial marine licence to operate a commercial vessel. Commercial vessels are generally those used for any business, trade, commerce, government or research activity. They can include fishing ships, tourist or charter boats, work boats, ferries, water taxis and dive boats.

  • Recreational marine licences
    You must have a marine licence to drive a recreational boat that has an engine power greater than 4.5kW. A recreational boat must only be used for recreational activities—not for business, trade or commerce. To drive a personal watercraft or jet ski, you must have a recreational marine licence and a personal watercraft licence.

Last updated
01 May 2015