Getting behind the helm of a boat to explore the open Australian waters is a special experience. However, it’s a legal requirement in Queensland for you to obtain a boat licence. If you’re not sure where to start, call us and we can help you with the first step which is: passing your theory test online for your boat licence in QLD. If you can drive a car, you can operate a water-based vessel. The key is to have a basic understanding of the fundamental rules and to follow the proper process to acquire a boat licence.
The Queensland government stipulates that anyone over 16 requires a marine licence to operate a vessel with an engine power of 4.5 kW or bigger. The boat can only be used for recreational, surf lifesaving and other community activities. However, business, trade or commerce are prohibited.
To acquire a marine licence in Queensland, you must pass a BoatSafe course, which means you must disclose your medical fitness status upfront. After that, the trainer issues you with a statement of competency to start the online boat licence theory application process in QLD. Note that the competency statement of competency is valid for six months upon completing the BoatSafe course, while your QLD boat licence obtained online itself is valid for life.
Our team assists you with the theoretical and practical components so you can get out on the water with the necessary qualifications and knowledge for a safe trip. We cater for beginners and experienced operators alike. No matter the stage of your boating journey, our team provides all the advice and assistance for your online boat licence theory test that you may need in QLD. We even offer a combined boat and jet ski licence.
We take our job seriously and focus on the relevant government regulations for licencing. We adhere to Queensland Maritime Safety’s boat competency standards and never take shortcuts with your licensing process.