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pwc lic
#1
I have a WA skippers ticket and want to take my ski to QLD on a holiday do I have to set a QLD lic to ride in Brisbane etc
Bruce
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#2
http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Licensing/Recreational.aspx

Interstate and overseas licencesValid recreational marine licences issued by other marine safety authorities in Australia can be used in Queensland while they are current. We recommend you get a RMDL and/or PWCL if you move to Queensland—only current interstate licences will be accepted for conversion to a Queensland marine licence. If your interstate licence has expired you need to:
  • renew your licence with the relevant interstate marine safety authority
  • meet Queensland’s requirements for a new RMDL or PWCL and apply.
Maritime Safety Queensland also recognises overseas recreational licences ( http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Licensing/Recr...ences.aspx ) in some situations.

Personal Watercraft info page
http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Safety/Persona...craft.aspx
or

Customer Service Direct
Department of Transport and Main Roads
GPO Box 2451
Brisbane Queensland 4001 going to a Transport and Main Roads customer service centre ( http://www.qld.gov.au/transport/contacts...index.html )
calling the Transport and Main Roads customer information—13 23 80[SUP]b[/SUP].

Hope this is helpful
A PWC representative on Recreational Vessels Advisory Group
NSW Maritime Authority - RVAG
Sea Doo RXT-X 255hp (2008 - )
Yamaha GP800x 120hp (1999-2007)
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#3
http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Safety/Persona...craft.aspx
Ride Smart stickers and capacity labels


You must have a Ride Smart sticker and capacity label ( http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Registration/R...x#capacity ) attached to the PWC and visible to the operator at all times.
Maritime Safety Queensland no longer provides Ride Smart stickers. However they can be purchased through a number of suppliers such as marine chandleries. Businesses or individuals interested in producing Ride Smart stickers should contact Maritime Safety Queensland ( http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/About-us/How-t...ct-us.aspx ) for assistance with details of printing specifications.

Please note: Ride Smart stickers are only required for PWCs (that is, jet skis). If you have a boat you will only need to display a capacity label.


Everytime we visit the QLD regulators say you MUST display a QLD Ridesmart sticker and capaciaty label, however reading the above statement is double dutch on the capacity label requirements. Pop into one of the PWC dealers and grab a sticker is easiest.
A PWC representative on Recreational Vessels Advisory Group
NSW Maritime Authority - RVAG
Sea Doo RXT-X 255hp (2008 - )
Yamaha GP800x 120hp (1999-2007)
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#4
Hi Pete,
I have the opposite problem, I have moved back to WA from QLD and my PWC licence is not recognised over here as only a boat licence (skippers ticket) is required to operate a PWC (which I believe is ludicrous - a PWC licence is a must). I have been able to keep hold of my Qld drivers licence as proof that I have a PWC licence for when I head back to QLD or NSW for the Variety Jettrek but this licence will expire in a few years time.

The skippers ticket is a separate licence to your drivers licence so it is not marked on your drivers licence that you have a licence to operate a boat.

Have you come across this? Is their a way I can retain my QLD PWC licence.

Ay help would be appreciated as the authorities over here have never heard of a PWC licence - yes behind the times and backward.
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#5
Hey Cookie,

The QLD Licence is a Life licence, so you should always hold onto your QLD Licence, the new photo card licence in QLD had an expiry date, you should be able to write to QLD and ask for the older style paper licence as proof. My understanding from QLD legislation is the paper one will be valid for ever (at this stage). A second option is like we do it from Canberra and we all hold QLD PWC endorced licences in QLD, there is no requirements in Vic, NSW, or QLD legislation that you must be a resident of that state. Far too often the counter staff believe there is, as they are used to dealing with road transport law, not waterways or marine laws.

We could also try and put forward a mutual reconition case to WA, do this under the AJSBA and Darren Williams can help. I have transport collegues under vehicle standrads thru work, I'll see if I can get some assistance. Darren is better answerng this in the first instance.
A PWC representative on Recreational Vessels Advisory Group
NSW Maritime Authority - RVAG
Sea Doo RXT-X 255hp (2008 - )
Yamaha GP800x 120hp (1999-2007)
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#6
Cookie have you had an RST RTO tell you your QLD PWC Licence is not an RPL equivilent?
http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/r...alents.asp
http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFile...ations.pdf

Cookie Wrote:Hi Pete,
I have the opposite problem, I have moved back to WA from QLD and my PWC licence is not recognised over here as only a boat licence (skippers ticket) is required to operate a PWC (which I believe is ludicrous - a PWC licence is a must). I have been able to keep hold of my Qld drivers licence as proof that I have a PWC licence for when I head back to QLD or NSW for the Variety Jettrek but this licence will expire in a few years time.

The skippers ticket is a separate licence to your drivers licence so it is not marked on your drivers licence that you have a licence to operate a boat.

Have you come across this? Is their a way I can retain my QLD PWC licence.

Ay help would be appreciated as the authorities over here have never heard of a PWC licence - yes behind the times and backward.
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Cookie Wrote:Hi Pete,
I have the opposite problem, I have moved back to WA from QLD and my PWC licence is not recognised over here as only a boat licence (skippers ticket) is required to operate a PWC (which I believe is ludicrous - a PWC licence is a must). I have been able to keep hold of my Qld drivers licence as proof that I have a PWC licence for when I head back to QLD or NSW for the Variety Jettrek but this licence will expire in a few years time.

The skippers ticket is a separate licence to your drivers licence so it is not marked on your drivers licence that you have a licence to operate a boat.

Have you come across this? Is their a way I can retain my QLD PWC licence.

Ay help would be appreciated as the authorities over here have never heard of a PWC licence - yes behind the times and backward.

You can get a maritime license indicator card that is not linked to a drivers license. My 18 yr old has one after electing not to have a drivers lic. It is a green coloured plastic card that contains the rmdl and pwc details only and has photo Id.
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#8
Thanks Peter
Bruce
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#9
is it possible to hold/get a QLD PWC licence when a resident of NSW?
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#10
ari Wrote:is it possible to hold/get a QLD PWC licence when a resident of NSW?

Hi Ari,

Unfortunately no, you can't. As a NSW resident you are required by law to hold a NSW boating/PWC licence. You are not permitted to hold a licence from another State/Territory. If you are stopped and produce a boat/PWC licence issued in another State/Territory and are discovered to be a resident of NSW then you will be fined. Unfortunately us NSW residents are stuck having to pay the high PWC licence and registration costs.

Regards
Rory
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