PWC Licence

what we do

It is a Queensland Transport pre-requisite to be the holder of a Queensland Recreational Marine Drivers Licence (boat licence) before you will be issued a Personal Watercraft Licence in Queensland.

This Personal Watercraft Licence course is offered as a half day course, alternatively it can be offered at the end of  scheduled boat licence courses by prior arrangement.


Pre-course study is mandatory

Before attending this course on our website if you click on “Course Study” on the top banner of each website page.  This pre-course study comprises of about 40 minutes reading with 15 Questions at the end to test yourself.  Answers to the questions are provided to ensure you are on the right track. 


Meet individual needs

This course can be offered to meet individual needs.  Persons who already have a boat licence and are only needing their PWC licence are invited to sit in on the boat course as a refresher free of charge on days when both Boat and PWC are offered.

If you are attending the Refresher Boat Licence course pre-course study is not mandatory in this instance.



The Boatsafe PWC Licence Course includes a written assessment and practical on-water training and assessment.  We supply a commercially registered PWC fully insured for Public Liability and an approved Level 50 PFD to fit your size.  Our instructors will sit on the back of the PWC and give you personal one on one  tuition and assessment on the water. 



Tuition is personally tailored to suit the needs of the client and on successful completion of this course you will be issued with a Statement of Competency. You would need to present this document to a Queensland Transport Customer Service or Q-Gap office for issue of your PWC licence. Country areas may need to see their courthouse or police station.


licence application

A fee will be charged by Queensland Transport for processing your licence application. Your identification is required to be sighted by us and your Queensland Transport office at the time of attending.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy Support

If any learning or language problems exist, please discuss this with your instructor prior to the commencement of the course. 

Your instructor can arrange to conduct a verbal assessment rather than the written assessment or extra tuition if required.