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Better Boating Resources

For more resources on recreational safety including marine safety, boating registration and fishing licences as well as our associated peak and industry bodies, please see below.

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Boat Registration and Marine Licensing

Any boat with an engine capable of being used for propulsion in Victorian waters must be registered and in a seaworthy condition. You also need a marine licence to operate it.

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Marine Safety Handbook

Essential reading for all recreational boaters, including sailors, kayakers, canoeists, rowers, wakeboarders, water-skiers, and kite surfers. This handbook contains key information for ensuring you have a safe and fun day out.

Download Handbook

Boating Industry Association of Victoria

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) is the peak body for the marine sector promoting safe, sustainable boating and facilities through industry leadership. The BIAV provides a range of services and education for the boating industry and boat owners.

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Victorian fishing regulations and licencing

You need a licence to recreationally fish in Victoria and you also need to be aware of the recreational fishing regulations. For more information and to buy a fishing licence, visit the website.

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