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Old 08-08-2022, 23:00   #1
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Boat license

Hi all.

We are new to Australia, specifically Aldinga Beach, SA.

We are keen fisherman and would like to buy a tinny or bigger in the near future. Where do you recommend we start, getting the boat license that is? I see the options are theory exam at SA gov or just doing a qualifying course.

What would you guys recommend, the gov way ot the course/certificate way? Also uncertain which course would be best for us.

Any suggestions on most time effective and costly option getting out boat license please??
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Old 09-08-2022, 14:49   #2
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Re: Boat license


You might be better putting this question in a forum that is more focussed on fishing than cruising.

Anyway, what I suggest is joining your local fishing club.
They will probably have lots of people willing to help out and may even run “new to boating” classes.
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Re: Boat license

Vans I am not sure how it works down your way but here in Queensland you need the government licence to operate a boat. Once you have done the course then they put an indorsement on your licence.
If the SA course is like the Queensland course then its a bit of a joke. My competent 12 year old daughter could pass the Queensland course it's that easy.
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Re: Boat license

Download the Recreational Boating Safety Handbook, do the test online, pay the tax and your good to go.
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