Available Courses

  • Recreational Marine Driver Licence (Boat)
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski Licence)
  • Combined Boat and PWC Licence
  • There is no fee to commence the online training

Allstate Boat Licence Location

QLD Boat & PWC Licence Courses for Brisbane North to Bribie Island and Caboolture

Address: Spinnaker Sound Marina and VMR Brisbane

Your trainer is:

Josh Belsham

Phone: 0478545269

Email: josh@boatlicensing.com.au

  I have been teaching sailing since the age of 13 and have been working in the marine industry ever since.  I worked for Yachting Australia as a Senior Dinghy, Powerboat and Keelboat Instructor and spent many years working for The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and Southport Yacht Clubs. When I was not teaching on the water I would still involve myself in other areas of the industry such as marine trimming, boat sales, chandleries and wholesale. I obtained my commercial marine licence not long after leaving high school and soon after that was head hunted by the proprietor of Allstate to begin as a trainee trainer in 2004, before being approved by MSQ in April of 2005. I have been on the water teaching various forms of boating for the last 23 years and am looking forward to the opportunity to teach you valuable life long skills and set you off in the right direction. Have fun and stay safe on the water. Josh Belsham





Location Course Dates

Course Dates and Locations:

Courses run at Spinnaker Sound Marina in Sandstone Point every Saturday and VMR Brisbane in Shorncliffe every Sunday, numbers permitting. 


SATURDAYS - Spinnaker Sound Marina, rear training room:

9-11 Spinnaker Dr, Sandstone Point QLD 4511


SUNDAYS - VMR Brisbane, downstairs training room:

95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe QLD 4017


NB: I am unavailable Saturday the 4th of November

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or SMS me.  I also work full time so if I do not answer during the day I will endeavour to call you back either on my lunch break or after hours.

Kind Regards

Josh Belsham - 0478 545 269


Location Course Fees

“The BoatSafe program management documents have been reviewed (1 September 2020) to provide a clearer framework for the BoatSafe trainers and outline MSQ's expectations for how our new boaties are being assessed as competent skippers.”
As published by Marine Safety Queensland https://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Licensing

As a result of the MSQ directive, please be aware of the increased cost of your Boat and/or PWC Licence Training and Assessment to meet MSQ requirements. Revised BoatSafe Rules and costs are effective from 1 October 2020.

Online Theory incl. Practical Assessment

Boat Licence
$300 - per Person


PWC Licence
$250 - per person


Combined Boat & PWC Licence
$500 - per person


Face 2 Face Theory and Practical Assessments
Boat Licence Course
$350 - per person


PWC Licence Course
$280 - per person


Boat & PWC Licence Course
$550 per person


Payment is cash on the day when attending the course unless previously arranged with direct transfer, as we do not have eftpos or card facilities at this time.……………………

PLEASE BE AWARE:- Reassessment fee - $100 per licence applicable where you do not pass 100% on both the theory validation questions and/or practical assessment.
You will be reassessed on a separate scheduled available course date
$200/hr on another day, includes Assessor and vessel costs

The latest edition of the fully illustrated & comprehensive boating work book is available (valued at RRP $19:95)

For  larger & multiple groups, please inquire for special rates.

Once you have successfully completed the training course YOU DO NOT HAVE a licence to operate a recreational vessel.

You must take your Statement of Competency given to you following the completion of the course/s to a Queensland Transport & Main Roads Customer Service Center.
You have only 6 months from the date of issue of this Statement of Competency, for the issue or you licence/s. The current fee as of 1st July 2022 is $119.85 for the boat licence and $119.85 for the PWC (Jet Ski) Licence.
There are no exams to complete at Queensland Transport & Main Roads.

$50 Replacement Certificate of Competency

Advanced Boat Handling - Contact Josh on 0478 545 269 for details

Large groups, Schools and clubs are our speciality, contact us for custom packages and suitable dates


Location Details

Brisbane North Specialises in:
- Recreational Marine Drivers Licence
- Personal Water Craft Licence.
- Advanced Boat Handling

Allstate Boat Licensing and Training Brisbane North provides Boat Safe training for the following locations:
Brisbane Northern suburbs including The Moreton Bay Region:
Shorncliffe, Albany Creek, Albion, Alderley, Ascot, Aspley, Banyo, Bald Hills, Bardon, Beachmere, Boondall, Bracken Ridge, Bray Park, Bribie Island, Brighton, Bridgeman Downs, Burpengary, Caboolture, Carseldine, Cashmere, Chermside, Clayfield, Clear Mountain, Clontarf, Dakabin, Dayboro, Deagon, Deception Bay, Draper, Eagle Farm, Eatons Hill, Enoggera, Everton Park, Ferny Grove, Fortitude Valley, Fitzgibbon, Gordon Park, Grange, Grovely, Hamilton, Kallangur, Kedron, Kurwongbah, Lawnton, Mango Hill, Margate, Mitchelton, Morayfield, Murrumba Downs, Narangba, Newmarket, Northgate, North Lakes, Nudgee, Nundah, Petrie, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Samford, Samsonvale, Sandgate, Scarborough, St. Lucia, Stafford, Strathpine, Teneriffe, The Gap, Toombul, Toowong, Virginia, Warner, Wavell Heights, Wilston, Woody Point, Woodford, Wooloowin and surrounding areas.

Welcome to the website for Allstate Boat licensing and Training for Brisbane North . We trust that the information on this site will assist you to obtain your boat and/or jet ski licence at our training facility. You will be dealing with an organisation with an enviable reputation, leading the industry in quality course delivery and total customer satisfaction.

We have well qualified and experienced instructors with extensive participation in the recreational and commercial maritime industry. Our comprehensive training courses are easy to follow, designed to accommodate everyone, from the first time boatie to the more experienced.

Our training is conducted at:

Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane training facility on Allpass Parade / Sinbad St. Shorncliffe opposite the Sandgate Golf Club and

Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point.

Training can be conducted at other suitable locations if required.

The training courses for both the boat and jet ski are run on Sundays plus Saturdays when required and at least one day mid-week if there are sufficient numbers and other days are available by arrangement.

Large groups, schools and clubs are our speciality and can be accommodated and welcomed.

Our courses for both the boat and jet ski are usually conducted on the same day with some exceptions during the winter months or bad weather.

We have available, the latest BoatSafe Workbook. This is yours if required and it provides a very suitable reference for review and to increase your marine knowledge. There is no need to buy or bring any documentation as everything is provided at the course.

We ask people to arrive around 7.15 AM to complete the required registration paperwork and the combined theory course for the boat and PWC licences commence at 7.30 AM. The practical training and assessment will be conducted as the weather and conditions permit or class formation demands. Finish time is around 4.00 PM depending on numbers.

The on water training is conducted on the waters of Cabbage Tree / Nundah creeks and Bramble Bay being part of Moreton Bay. Consideration is always given to the weather conditions at the time. "Your safety is our Priority"

The vessels used for the training are :-
5.7 Quintrex Cruiseabout powered by Suzuki 150hp outboard and
2018 - 155 hp GTX SeaDoo Jet Ski.
Both vessels meet the survey and operating requirements of AMSA, (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) and MSQ, (Maritime Safety Queensland.)

Come and enjoy the relaxed and informative learning environment of Allstate Boat Licensing and Training BN at one of our courses at Shorncliffe by the sea. Please contact Peter to discuss any aspect of our courses.

We assist SLSQ clubs and members by working in with Chief Training Officers and Club Captains in providing the avenue to gain the "Statement of Competency" for Recreational Marine Drivers Licence and Personal Water Craft licence as a prerequisite to White Water Rescue awards through Surf Life Saving.

Vessel deliveries around the Australian coast has been part of our passion for some 31 years. Supply of experienced crew in both Deck and Engineering to suit your application is our specialty. Your vessel is our priority. Give us a call to enquire how we can help you achieve your time frame.

What To Bring

Please bring a smile and a good attitude, we will take care of the rest!

Other than that, I would suggest appropriate clothing for the conditions, payment and your ID.

Tea and coffee is available during the course. There is a suitable café / lunch bar within walking distance with a good range of food. Sufficient time is provided for course participants to have lunch if required.

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Comments from Josh's clients:

Hi Josh

just wanted to say thanks again for a great course experience.

You are an amazing trainer with so much knowledge and professionalism as well as good sense of humour.
I really enjoyed the day and will certainly recommend you!

Have a sensational Sunday and once again thanks for the super experience.




I completed my boat and jet ski licence with Josh.  Josh is a fantastic trainer, very engaging and extremely knowledgeable and experienced.  Highly recommend if you are new to boating - Vee via Facebook


Awesome service from a great bloke.  Highly recommend! - Xavier via Facebook

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Boat Licence (RMDL) requirements

  • It is a requirement of Maritime Safety Queensland that a person be 16 years of age or older to be issued with a Recreational Marine Drivers Licence. A person may attend the training once they are 15 years and 6 months of age.
  • You must demonstrate you are competent to navigate and manage a recreational boat.
  • You must complete a Medical Disclosure Statement.
  • You must provide suitable identification.
  • It does not matter where you live, you can attend the training in any of the Allstate Locations
  • On successful completion of the course you will be issued with a Statement of Competency which must be validated at any Queensland Transport & Main Roads Customer Service Centre that issues marine licences. The Queensland Transport Licence fee is payable when your licence is issued.

Jetski (PWC) Licence requirements

  • You must hold a current and valid marine licence before being able to obtain a personal watercraft licence.
  • The PWC Licence training can be held on a different day to the boat licence training depending on local conditions.


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