New to recreational boating

In the Northern Territory (NT), you don't need to hold a licence to operate a recreational boat.

You don't have to register your boat.

However, you must know the boat laws in the NT.  You may be prosecuted if you do not obey these laws.

Before taking to the water, you should read the safety guide for recreational boating.

You should also consider installing a marine radio on your recreational boat.

Last updated: 18 December 2015

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