22 September 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:
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:
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.