Motor Boat Registration

Recreational boats with  a motor of 4 hp or more and personal water craft must be registered.

  • Complete a registration form available from MAST or Service Tasmania.
  • A registration fee will apply
  • A certificate of boat registration and label will be sent by mail
  • Registration renewals are mailed in November each year
  • The registration label is to be placed so that it is visible from outside the vessel
  • Registration numbers must be 150 mm high and displayed on each side of the vessel
  • A capacity label will also need to be displayed.

 

Tenders not exceeding 4.5 metres and used within a distance of 0.5 nautical miles of the larger vessel need only carry the registration number of the larger vessel.

If your vessel carries valid registration from another state it does not require Tasmanian registration unless you are settling permanently in Tasmania.

Vessels carrying Australian Ship Registration with AMSA must also be registered with MAST.

  • A Transfer of Ownership of Motor Boat/Mooring form should be completed and signed by both the vendor and the purchaser.
  • The form must then be posted to MAST or taken to Service Tasmania with the transfer fee within seven (7) days.
  • Forms are available from MAST or Service Tasmania
  • Vessels that you bareboat charter or pay to board as a passenger must be in commercial survey.
  • A certificate of survey should be displayed on board the vessel. This lets passengers know the vessel has been inspected by a surveyor for their safety.
  • Motor boat registration is for recreational purposes only. Contact MAST (6235 8888) for details on how to place a vessel in commercial survey