Boat Registration – South Australia
Are you keen to get your boat out on the water? Trust us, we get it! But first you’ll need to ensure you’ve sorted out the registration.
At Boat Names Australia we know that there are different requirements in each state for registering you boat so it can get pretty confusing when working out what you need to do. We’ve broken it down for you to make it as quick and painless as possible, so you can get back to enjoying your boat.
When and how to organise boat registration in SA
In South Australia it is a requirement to register all boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC) that are powered by a motor.
You can do this by posting the required documentation (including the application for registration, proof of identity, details on the length of your vessel and payment of the registration fee). Alternatively you can attend a Service SA Centre. you will then be advised of your boat’s registration number as well as provided with a registration certificate and label.
How to display your boat registration numbers in SA
Just like cars, there are requirements for how to display your registration number on the hull of your boat:
- The registration label must be displayed on the boat, adjacent to the steering position
- Registration numbers must be visible from 50m away
- Numbers are to be contrasting in colour to the ship’s hull
- Registration numbers must be at least 15cm high or at least 10cm high for boats less than 3 metres long
- Registration numbers must be displayed on both sides of the boat, toward the bow
- PWCs must meet all of the same requirements as well as displaying a Ride Smart sticker
Personalised boat names and registration numbers from Boat Names Australia
Now you’ve got that out of the way, it’s on to the fun part – designing your boat name and the matching registration numbers to display on your boat.
Design your own boat name online or work with our experienced team of designers to find the perfect look for your boat. At Boat Names Australia we strive to make the process of naming your boat enjoyable.
How do I check if a boat is registered in SA?
You can easily check boat registration in SA online
How do I check ownership of a boat?
If you’re wanting to check out the legal ownership of a boat before purchasing it you can do so online using the Personal Property Securities Register and through the Service SA website. This will tell you if there is any finance owing on the boat or if it has been reported as stolen, written off or defected.
Do you need to register a tinny in SA?
All boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC) that are powered by a motor need to be registered.