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 Mackay and Surrounding District

Address: Mackay, Queensland

Your trainer is:

John Wilson

Phone: 0413049656

Email: johnw@boatlicensing.com.au

Your Mackay trainer is John, who has extensive knowledge and experience of the marine industry and licensing requirements . He is a commercial skipper who spent his early days of boating and fishing on the waters of Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast. He gained additional sea time working throughout Queensland in the Boating and Fisheries Patrol. John is well qualified to provide the BoatSafe training and will put you at ease when attending the training.


Location Course Dates

Bookings are essential and the training will not proceed if sufficient people are not attending the boat or PWC licence training.

As enrolments are taken, course dates may become unavailable. These changes will not be show immediately in this calendar.

A weight restriction of 105 kg per student applies to the use of the trainers PWC (Jet Ski).

Note Weather conditions or some other unforeseen event may require a course to be cancelled or rescheduled.

January 2022

Sunday, 30th - 1 places is currently available for boat only

February 2022

Saturday, 5th - 4 places are currently available for boat only 

Sunday, 6th - 4 places are currently available for boat only 

Thursday, 17th - 4 places are currently available for boat only

Sunday, 20th - 4 places are currently available for boat only 


Please contact John on 0413049656 for available RMDL (Boat) and PWC (Jet Ski) licence training & assessment dates.


Location Course Fees

Course fees include the theory assessment, practical training and practical assessment.


Boat Licence Course -  $350 - each person

Jet Ski Licence Course - $350 each person

Boat & Jet Ski Licence Combined Course - $650 each person


Practical reassessment - $150 each person

Extra practical training - $150 per hour – each person - minimum of two hours

All payments are to be made prior to attending the training or at the commencement of training.

All payments are by direct deposit or cash, EFTPOS facilities are not available

Once you have successfully completed the training you do not have a licence to operate your vessel. You must take your paperwork to a Queensland Transport & Main Roads Customer Service Centre, within 6 months of the date of issue of the Statement of Competency, for the issue or you licence/s. The current fee is $116.85 for the boat licence and $116.85 for the PWC (Jet Ski) Licence. There are no exams to complete at Qld. Transport & Main Roads.

Contact John on 0413049656 for custom packages for large groups, Schools and Clubs

Location Details

Your training in Mackay for a Recreational Marine Drivers Licence (RMDL) or Personal Water Craft Licences (PWCL) will commence at Mackay Auto-Tech, 28 Victoria Street (corner Tennyson Street) Mackay.

Entry to Mackay Auto-Tech is via Victoria Street, Mackay

When you are at Mackay Auto-Tech you will complete paperwork, be provided with a refresher of the online theory training and complete the theory assessment.

The practical training and assessment will follow and this will generally be from the Pioneer River boat ramp on River Street, Mackay.

If you are completing the combined Boat and PWC Licence training the boat and PWC practical training and assessment will be held on different days.

A weight restriction of 105 kg per student applies to the use of the trainers PWC (Jet Ski).

The boat ramp is located about 800 metres from Mackay Auto-Tech.

Please refer to the training calendar for current dates for boat and jet ski licensing.

Minimum enrolments are required for a course to proceed.

Gift Certificates are not provided at this location.

Contact John for details are 0413 049 656 or at johnw@boatlicensing.com.au

What To Bring

If it is necessary to provide your own PWC (Jet Ski), it must comply with the registration and safety equipment requirements of Maritime Safety Queensland and must have current comprehensive and third party insurance and must be registered in the users name. Sea Doo Sparks are not approved by Maritime Safety Qld for the purpose of obtaining a PWC Licence.

It is your responsibility to provide your own meals and bottled water.

Please bring suitable identification e.g. Photo Driver's Licence or Photographic ID or ID bearing signature of Candidate.

It is recommended that you bring a change of clothes and towel especially in wet weather or when attending the PWC Licence Training.

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Contact Your Trainer

John Wilson

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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Birkdale Qld 4159
Ph: 07 3822 4432 or 0428 137 579
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