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Six-month rego from 3 October

22 Sep 2014

The State Government is introducing a six-month boat registration option on 3 October for vessels up to seven metres in length and personal watercraft such as jet skis.

The option effectively halves the cost of registration for people who only use their boats in the summer months.

About 236,000 people participate each year in recreational fishing in South Australia as well as water skiing, jet skiing and other activities. Many of SA’s 59,000 registered boat owners only use their vessels during summer and put them away in the winter.

The six-month boat registration amendment will see:

  • owners of vessels up to six metres save up to $68 for new registrations ($69 for 6 months as opposed to $137 for 12 months), and $57 as opposed to $113 for renewals
  • owners of vessels greater than six metres and up to seven metres save $119 for new registrations ($119 for 6 months as opposed to $238 for 12 months), and $107 as opposed to $213 for renewals
  • jet ski owners save $173 for new registrations ($173 for 6 months as opposed to $346 for 12 months) and $160 as opposed to $320 for renewals.

The registration renewal will be available online through EzyReg.

For more information boaters can visit www.sa.gov.au/boatingmarine or call 13 10 84. They can also get information at the Club Marine SA Boat and Fishing Show at Wayville Showground 24 – 26 October.

Helping SA boat owners enjoy their activities by providing safe and convenient facilities along our rivers, lakes and coastline has also been a priority for the State Government:

  • In 2013/14 funding of around $1.8 million was approved for projects including the Black Point boat ramp, Port Augusta (Carpenter’s Landing) boat ramp, Moorook Riverfront, Blackfellows Caves, and the Port MacDonnell boat ramp and wharf.
  • In 2014/15, projects set for completion include the Beachport boat ramp, the Berri (Riverview Drive Marina) boat ramp and the Weeroona Island boat ramp.

The Government promotes boat safety and use through On Deck articles and e-newsletters to around 6000 recreational vessel owners, and free safety guides and handouts at events and Service SA centres.

DPTI Transport Safety Compliance Officers also provide on-water education and compliance, and run boat licence nights and other presentations to community groups throughout the State.

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