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Find an Australian Boat Licence Course near you

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Finding the right boat licence course for you and in the right location has been made easy by the number of different providers available around Australia. Whether you are looking for a full recreational boat licence with Jet Ski endorsement, just a boat licence on its own or an upgrade from your existing licence to include a Jet Ski endorsement, there are courses available for every need.

Interested in learning from some of the most skilled and experienced volunteers throughout Australia? Contact your local Australian Volunteer Coast Guard to find out when they are running their next Seamanship course. Courses are often run depending on new volunteer numbers and public interest, so pop your name down so you can jump onboard the next course.

There is no prior knowledge or experience required for these courses.

Often boat licence courses are run on demand, some requiring minimum numbers to attend. Some also have a maximum number of attendees. Therefore, course dates are subject to change and availability.

If you are looking for something specific, don’t be afraid to get in touch with a course provider and ask the question. Trainers are often flexible to meet the needs of their customers and if you don’t ask, you don’t know!

Boat licence course providers often run limited time discounts or savings when more than 1 person attends. It’s worth having a check on their website, grabbing a family member or friend and jumping on a course so you get your licence quickly, whilst saving money!

We’ve hunted high and low to find upcoming boat licence courses around Australia so you can find the best one for you and/or your mates to attend. We update this page regularly so if we’ve missed something, or something isn’t just right, let us know in the contact form at the bottom of the page and we’ll change it!

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Boat licence courses in NSW

Locations available – Windsor, West Ryde, Sylvania Waters, Jamisontown, Newport, Cammeray/Northbridge, Melrose Park and Chipping Norton

NSW Boat Licence – Full day theory and practical

Courses start from $265

NSW Boat & Jet Ski/PWC Licence – Full day theory and practical

Courses start from $370

 

Locations available – Tuncurry, Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Ballina, Grafton, Taree, Wauchope and Yamba.Locations available – Tuncurry, Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Ballina, Grafton, Taree, Wauchope and Yamba.

Boat Licence Course – One day theory, exam and on-water practical

Courses start from $275

Boat & PWC Licence Course – One day theory, exam and on-water practical

Courses start from $375

Boat Licence Course – Theory and Exam only

Courses start from $185

Boat & PWC Licence Course – Theory and exam only

Courses start from $285

Find a boat licence in NSW Australia so you can find your freedom out on the water!

Find a boat licence in NSW Australia so you can find your freedom out on the water!

Locations available – Batemans Bay, Wollongong and Nowra.

Boat Licence Course – 1 day theory, practical and test

Courses start from $300

1 day boat licence theory, practical and test with PWC upgrade

Courses start from $350

 

Locations available – The Entrance and Ettalong

Boat Licence Course – Full day theory, exam and practical

Courses start from $270

Boat & PWC Licence – Full day theory, exam and practical

Courses start from $370

 

Locations available – Wickham, Marmong Point, Soliders Point, Glenbawn and Singleton

Boat Licence Course – Full day theory, exam and practical

Courses start from $270

Boat & PWC Licence Course – Full day theory, exam and on-water practical

Courses start from $370

There is so much to gain from completing your boat licence course!
There is so much to gain from completing your boat licence course!

Boat Licence Courses in QLD

Location – Whitsunday Sailing Club

Recreational Boat Licence Course

Courses start from $160

 

Locations available – Scarborough, Sandstone Point, Cleveland and Karana Downs

Boat licence course

Courses start from $150

Combined boat & jet ski course

Courses start from $250

Jet ski only course – must already hold QLD boat licence

Courses start from $150

 

Courses available on demand, contact directly for more details

 

Locations available – Innisfail and Tinaroo

Boat and jet ski theory (online) and practical

Courses start from $320

Jet Ski Licence Course (PWC) theory (online) and practical

Courses start from $160

 

Boat & PWC practical licence course

Courses start from $250

 

Location – Main Beach

Boat licence course

Courses start from $150

Combined boat and jet ski course

Courses start from $250

Jet ski only course – must already hold a boat licence

Courses start from $150

 

Location – Torquay

Boat licence course – theory completed online

Courses start from $150

PWC licence course – theory completed online

Courses start from $150

Boat and PWC licence course – theory completed online

Courses start from $280

 

Courses available on demand, contact directly for more details

 

Courses available on demand, contact directly for more details

 

Location – Kirwan

1 day boat licence course

Courses start from $150

Boat and jet ski licence

Courses start from $240

Enjoy summer days out on the water by finding your nearest boat licence course in Brisbane and surrounding QLD areas
Enjoy summer days out on the water by finding your nearest boat licence course in Brisbane and surrounding QLD areas

Boat Licence Courses in VIC

Locations available – Pakenham, Heidelberg West, Langwarrin, Mitcham, Ringwood, Cranbourne South and Ivanhoe

Boat and PWC licence (PWC Endorsement Free)

Courses start from $130

 

Boat licence course

Courses start from $125

Boat and PWC Licence Course

Courses start from $150

 

Locations available – Hastings, Mt Martha and West Rosebud

Boat and PWC licence course

Courses start from $130

 

Locations available – Seymour, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Yarrawonga, Mildura and Wangaratta

Boat and Jetski Licence course

Courses start from $130

 

Locations available – Williamstown, Spotswood and Melton

Boat licence course

Courses start from $135

Boat & PWC licence course

Courses start from $135

PWC only course

Courses start from $75

 

Locations available – Ballarat, Ararat and Warrnambool

Boat & Jetski Licence course

Courses start from $130

 

Locations available – Ringwood, Blairgowrie, Moorabbin, Epping, Traralgon, Melton, Mornington, Cranbourne, Doncaster, Williamstown, Geelong, Frankston, Safety Beach, Coburg, Sale, Wodonga, Chadstone, Point Cook, Rosebud, Dandenong and Melbourne City

Boat with jet ski endorsement (optional)

Courses start from $120 (jet ski endorsement free)

 

Locations available – Somerton, Geelong, Ringwood, Ferntree Gully, Greensborough, Berwick, Traralgon, Frankston, Coburg, Sunshine, McCrae, Bairnsdale, Mildura, Berwick, Wodonga and Greensborough

Boat or Boat & PWC (jet ski) courses

Courses start from $120 ($90 for jet ski upgrade if already a boat licence holder)

 

Boat School in Melbourne is ideal situated at Docklands and runs evening courses most Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm until 9.30pm.

Courses start from $129 for a boat and pic licence, with under 15’s costing just $99.

Contact direct for the next available course.

 

Locations available – Epping and Dandenong

Boat & jet ski course

Courses start from $120 (jet ski endorsement $90 with current boat licence)

With so many to choice from, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding your local boat licence course in Melbourne and surrounding VIC areas!
With so many to choose from, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding your local boat licence course in Melbourne and surrounding VIC areas!

Boat licence courses in WA

Locations available – Mandurah, Rockingham, Hillarys, Bayswater, Mindarie and Karawara

Recreational Skippers Ticket Weekday Comprehensive Training and Assessment

Courses start from $250

Recreational Skippers Ticket Weekend Comprehensive Training and Assessment

Courses start from $260

 

Whether it's with family, friends or just enjoying some 'you' time, find your local boat licence course in Perth and surrounding WA areas so you can get out there and enjoy!
Whether it’s with family, friends or just enjoying some ‘you’ time, find your local boat licence course in Perth and surrounding WA areas so you can get out there and enjoy!

Boat Licence Courses in SA

Just about to get your boat licence or looking to hire a boat? Check out the best boat hire in Adelaide so you can get straight out on the water!

Locations available – Glenelg North, Norwood, Noarlunga Downs, Alberton and Modbury

Boat licence course (includes PWC)

Courses start from $125

 

SA boating licence can arrange boat licence training sessions including regional towns such as Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Millicent, Victor Harbour, Kadina, Gawler, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Naracoorte, Bordertown & more. Get in touch directly for more details.

Courses are often run on demand in a range of locations including:

  • Northern Adelaide – Elizabeth, Modbury, Blakeview, Mawson Lakes, Golden Grove and surrounding areas
  • Central & Coastal Adelaide – Port Adelaide, North Haven, Henley Beach, Glenelg, Brighton, Prospect, Richmond and surrounding areas
  • Souther Adelaide – Hallet Cove, Morphett Vale, Christies Beach, Moana, Aldinga Beach and surrounding areas

Get in touch directly to find your next nearest course.

Take this comprehensive 8 week course to take your boating skills and knowledge to the next level. Also suitable for juniors aged between 12 and 15 years inclusive. Upon completion, you will have a valid certificate to apply for an SA Boating licence.

Courses cost $100 for Sea Rescue Members or $160 for non-Sea Rescue Members, including the Seamanship Manual bursting with great information.

Find out more about this course, what is covered and what we thought of it here.

Join this 1 day course which is the most practical boat licence course in South Australia. Find out more in our post here.

 

South Australia has some of the best fishing spots in Australia! Find your local boat licence course so you can take the family out safely and start catching' some!
South Australia has some of the best fishing spots in Australia! Find your local boat licence course so you can take the family out safely and start catching’ some!

Boat Licence Courses in TAS

Locations available – Dodges Ferry, Launceston, Wynyard and King Island

Recreational Boat &/or PWC (jet ski) licence course

Courses start from $275

PWC (Jetski) licence only course

Courses start from $165

Boatbiz Tas

Tasmania boat licence courses are normally held every Saturday and Sunday at the Geilston Bay Yacht Club and prices start from $175.

Find out more information on their website or check for updates on their Facebook page for local course updates.

Tasmania was made for exploring and what better way than from the waters edge! Find your local Tasmania boat licence course and start planning your next adventure!
Tasmania was made for exploring and what better way than from the waters edge! Find your local Tasmania boat licence course and start planning your next adventure!

Boat licence courses in NT

As Darwin and surrounding NT does not currently require a boat licence to operate a recreational vessel, there are currently no boat licence courses provided.

However, if you are in Darwin and want to gain or brush up on some skills, The Darwin Sailing Club offers a great opportunity to take part in a Powerboat Handling course. Learn about handling techniques, navigation, engine and fuel checks and towing to give yourself a boost in confidence. Courses start from $160 – get in touch directly for the next available dates and more information.

And that’s a wrap! As you can see, there are plenty of boat licence courses out there, all across Australia to choose from. As mentioned earlier, drop us a note in the contact box below if something isn’t quite right on this page. We regularly update it but we will know we’ll occasionally get something wrong! Well, ok, maybe more than occasionally!

Good luck and Happy Boating!

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