Boat Licence

Need a licence?  Don’t get caught without one.

It is an offence in Qld to drive a vessel with an engine larger than 6 Hp without a licence. Huge penalties are handed out to those caught by the Water Police and Fisheries Officers.

Live your dream … Let Townsville Boat and Jet Ski help you obtain your licence.

To gain a Boat Licence you must be 16 yrs of age. The Cert of Competency given to you on the day is valid for 6 months; so the course can be completed by those 15 and a half and the licence issued when you turn 16. #

Join Robin in his classroom in South Townsville for a great day of training to obtain your boat licence (recreational marine drivers licence).



$160.00 for Boat Licence (Recreational Marine Drivers Licence)
$120.00 for Jet Ski (Personal Watercraft Licence)
$260.00 if you wish to complete both
Ask about group discounts


$180 for Boat Licence
$130.00 for Jet Ski licence
$290.00 if you wish to complete both.

We start at 7.50 am (for an 8.00 am start) at 4/147 Boundary Street, South Townsville finishing around 2.30pm. All you need to bring is photo ID and a smile. Wear appropriate clothing for the practical. If you are participating in Jet Ski training, wear protective clothing in the stinger season. Wet suit pants are recommended for safety.

Tea, Coffee and Bickies are provided throughout the day. Please bring a healthy snack and also a water bottle for the Practical Session.

  • The desired outcome is for everyone to achieve competency, to do this a theory component as well as a practical component will be required to be passed. Robin’s experience as a Mariner and relaxed style of teaching makes this easy. You will have a few laughs as the day goes on.
  • Every opportunity will be given to allow students to achieve the outcomes.

Weather permitting the theory will start the proceedings followed by the water based practical components, if the weather is not in our favour the day can be changed to another when the conditions are more favourable

# Under 18.   Those students under 18 will need to have a Parent/Guardian sign a Medical Disclaimer. It can be done on the day of the course, prior to the course starting at our training centre or by Downloading the Form Medical Disclaimer and bringing it along on the day.  Download here >>>