Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie

Bookwhen Licence Training

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting NSW, Marine Rescue NSW has introduced preventative measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our people and the community while also allowing us to maintain our vital emergency services.

We are continuing our key services to the boating community, including monitoring marine radio and responding to emergencies on the water.

However as a measure to help prevent the spread of this disease and so enable us to continue to provide these services, the decision has been made to temporarily halt all public training gatherings.

This includes boat & jetski licence courses.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this decision.

However in preparation for the recommencement of our training calendar, the following information may assist you in preparing for that day:

To obtain your boat licence, you must:

  • Successfully complete the boat licence knowledge test
  • Provide a completed Boat Driving License Practical Logbook

It's up to you to fulfil the practical requirements, but you can get started on doing this before the theory component. For more details and to download the practical logbook, please go to the RMS website here:

To complete the theory course and test with Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie costs $80 and the jetski course (PWC) is $50. (Note: You must have a boat licence prior to obtaining a PWC licence)

To get started on learning boating theory, you can download the Boating Handbook from here:

There is a practice boat & PWC licence test available here:

There is a glossary of boating terms available here:

The courses will be resumed once the situation has improved, so please do check back here regularly.


Mal Wardrop

Unit Commander

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie

0427 952 432

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