Licence to Boat 

0481 395 360

Doing your Maritime Safety Queensland, and Boatsafe approved RMDL (Boat licence) course, couldn’t be easier than with Licence to Boat. Our simple step-by-step system guides you through the requirements for your licence quickly and easily. We are located on the Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.

Step 1: The online theory course walks you through required information for your licence, and you can do it at home, at your own pace (fast or slow!).

Step 2: Mike or Ben (our instructors) will guide you patiently through the practical part of the course until you are confident and capable, this is done on our fantastic boat (see pictures).

It really couldn’t be easier!

  • Simple to follow step-by-step online theory.
  • Practical can be completed in just a couple of hours.
  • Safe, fun and exciting boat.
  • Small course sizes, Max 5.
  • More time on the water and less in the classroom! (That’s got to be good!)
  • Start your course today, have your licence tomorrow!

In Queensland you must have a recreational marine drivers licence to drive a recreational boat with a motor greater than 6HP. Licence to Boat has developed a simply two step system to gain this.

Step 1: Consists of our online theory training package, Queensland’s first and best Boatsafe approved online training package. This is a fantastic course, and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned boatie there is something in it for you. You can do the course at home in one session and complete it in an evening, or break it up into smaller sessions over a few days. The training package automatically logs you back in to where you left off in your previous session.

Step 2: The second step is the practical part of your RMDL (recreational marine drivers licence). The practical course can be completed in 2-3 hours. So instead of spending your whole day sitting in a stuffy classroom, our online theory course allows more time for the practical on water experience. Practical courses are conducted on the beautiful Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.

Once you have completed your online theory course, it’s time to book your practical assessment. There are a Maximum of 5 people on any course (larger group bookings are available) offering you a more personal and friendly experience. We are here to help and guide you to become a safe boatie.

Licence to Boat uses a 5.8m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). “LTB One” provides a safe, comfortable and quiet boat on which to learn, its also fun to drive. Its no wonder that Police, Lifesavers and Navy all use Ribs, they are safe and practical vessels.

The Practical training goes like this:

We will give you a briefing of the vessel, safety, launch/retrieval tips and voyage planning.

Then you take the wheel under the guidance of our instructor and learn how to handle it like a pro! You will learn how to bring the vessel alongside a jetty, pick up a mooring, anchoring, conduct a “person over board” scenario and learn to manoeuvre the boat competently and confidently.

It’s as easy as that! 

Once competent we will issue you with a statement of competency. This must be presented to Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) within 6 months, you then pay their fee to receive your licence.

Please note: The statement of competency is not a licence, it must be taken to TMR within 6 months to gain your licence.

To get a Queensland marine licence, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old. (you can complete the course at 15 and a half years old)
  • Complete and pass a BoatSafe course or have a recognised and valid interstate or overseas marine licence.

Testimonials

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Jessie Bolin
Jessie Bolin
2017-09-09T09:08:40+0000
Mike is a legend! Had a great arvo on the water in the boat - he is super knowledgeable, patient, and an all round top bloke. I could not recommend this company highly enough!!!! Cheers!read more
Matthew Matijevic
Matthew Matijevic
2017-08-23T05:17:44+0000
Thanks for the training Mike, had a great day out on the water and will recommend the course to all my other mates. Thanks Matt.read more
Ben Wieden
Ben Wieden
2017-07-31T09:03:08+0000
Thanks mike, was a awesome arvo! Highly recomended to anyone wanting to do their licence. A+
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
2017-07-24T04:36:53+0000
Thanks mike for a great day on the water learning new skills
Troy Pattenden
Troy Pattenden
2017-06-23T09:34:59+0000
Excellent day learning the ropes! Mike provided excellent knowledge alongside plenty of time out on the water. It was a stress free and enjoyable experience. Highly recommend these guys! � ��read more
Jess Sheehy
Jess Sheehy
2017-06-05T11:09:51+0000
Been meaning to get my boat licence for years, if I new it was going to be this easy I would have done it sooner! Thanks Mike �read more
Stacey Burns
Stacey Burns
2017-03-14T00:42:20+0000
Catherine Hughes
Catherine Hughes
2017-03-11T09:11:13+0000
Mikes an awesome guy.. made it feel less stressful than had made myself.. his knowledge is awesome. You are in the right job for sure! Recommend any day!read more
Janet Newing
Janet Newing
2017-03-09T08:02:51+0000
Thanks Mike for our boat/jet ski training and licensing
Robert Craig
Robert Craig
2017-02-19T00:57:28+0000
Just finished my boat licence course with Mike. Great service and explains everything you need to know in detail! Thanks again for the great morning Mike! Cheers Robread more
Trevor Long
Trevor Long
2017-02-17T02:35:07+0000
Jodie Sempf
Jodie Sempf
2017-02-13T03:04:03+0000
Thanks Mike, had a great morning, and really enjoyed myself. Well worth booking in with these people and taking the time to do your licence. Helpful, friendly and patient. Now to work on the Wives Club for boat licences. I shall send word..read more
Joel Armbruster
Joel Armbruster
2017-02-12T11:23:17+0000
Linden Bailey
Linden Bailey
2017-01-13T06:26:48+0000
Cheers mate for today awesome job! Recommend these guys 100% worth it �
Stacy Thompson
Stacy Thompson
2017-01-12T00:50:50+0000
Awesome boat experience, top bloke , chilled surrounds. I'm sending the rest of the family to get qualified. Cheers guys
Brooke Matheson
Brooke Matheson
2017-01-04T08:26:43+0000
Wet conditions out on the water today but Mike still made the day very enjoyable! Highly recommend! Thanks again
Ash Baartz
Ash Baartz
2016-12-28T00:51:19+0000
Great guys to deal with. Had a great morning. Highly recommend!
Rachelle Hatton
Rachelle Hatton
2016-12-20T04:03:15+0000
Thanks Mike for making me feel comfortable and a great informative morning...Now if I could just understand that map (� chart, map whatever�)read more
Samantha Clayton
Samantha Clayton
2016-11-13T21:17:33+0000
Could not fault our morning out. Mike was knowledgable, kind and just made it a really enjoyable time. Will be recommending licence to boat to all friends and family.read more
Garon John
Garon John
2016-11-02T05:12:32+0000
Completed my boat and jetski license today with Mike, was a great session learnt alot and couldn't ask for a nicer bloke.read more
Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor
2016-10-31T10:39:41+0000
Had a great day out. Mike was friendly, helpful and very informative. He's a great teacher. He even got us coffee! The boat and jet ski was great to drive too. Highly recommend.read more
Melissa Mann
Melissa Mann
2016-10-31T08:54:39+0000
Great experience and very professional.. we had a group of 4 together and had a few laughs along the way. Good job Mike ! Highly recommend! �read more
Russ Smith
Russ Smith
2016-10-30T09:42:52+0000
Awesome afternoon on the water learning for my boat license. Would definitely recommend to everyone I know
Drue Burns
Drue Burns
2016-10-27T07:50:37+0000
Completed my boat licence today with mike i have a lot of respect for this bloke. I am hard of hearing and he didn't mind having to speak a bit louder so i could understand him on the water and he didn't get frustrated with repeating himself. I learnt a lot today and highly recommend licence to boat to anyone looking to get a marine licence. Cheersread more
Budd N BettyNugs
Budd N BettyNugs
2016-10-23T03:17:25+0000
Thanks again Mike. Highly recommend going for your licence with Licence to Boat. Extremely knowledgeable on all facets of boating & the water. Very cheery person to talk to & creates an awesome atmosphere. See you on the water Mike!! �read more
Kylie Glover
Kylie Glover
2016-09-15T02:06:08+0000
Hubby & Myself done our boating licence today with Mike, We highly recommend Licence to Boat thanks Mike we had a great morning �⚓️�read more
Matthew Dixon
Matthew Dixon
2016-09-03T00:19:19+0000
I had a great time driving around the maroochy river yesterday. The boat we did the licence in was beautiful and the skis were a blast. I learned heaps and the instructor was a top bloke. I would recommend to anyone.read more
Hayley Hansen
Hayley Hansen
2016-09-02T21:21:05+0000
My husband and I did our combination licence. Mike was extremely accommodating working with a tight rnr schedule and allowing us to bring our children. He was extremely patient, knowledgable and friendly. Thanks for making it great day for us ��read more
Sandra Hennessy
Sandra Hennessy
2016-08-11T09:18:14+0000
We booked in for combination licences and completed our training with Mike on Wednesday 10 August 2016. Mike is extremely knowledgeable, patient and very professional. Mike's tips and advice were extremely helpful. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to obtain their licence. Thanks Mike, you're awesome!read more
Hayley Jayne
Hayley Jayne
2016-06-10T04:24:24+0000
Myself and the team from Rivershore Resort were all booked in for their boat licence on 10/06/2016 and completed our training with Mike. Mike was friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable of the local waterways, would highly recommend to anyone seeking to obtain their licence. Thanks again!read more
Cindy Hetherington
Cindy Hetherington
2016-05-06T11:13:35+0000
Jill Davidson Spellman
Jill Davidson Spellman
2016-04-01T22:38:35+0000
Laura Stevens
Laura Stevens
2016-03-26T10:16:47+0000
Adrian Dominic Spellman
Adrian Dominic Spellman
2016-03-21T06:03:44+0000
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You must complete the theory element prior to the date of your practical training.