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 Sunshine Coast and Surrounding Areas

Address: Lions Park Fishermans Road Maroochydore

Your trainer is:

Jeff Guinea

Phone: 0412161559

Email: jeff@boatlicensing.com.au

Sunshine Coast South Burnett


Location Course Dates

Next available course date

June 5 - boat and jet ski licensing

Other course dates for boat and jet ski licensing - start time 0800 unless stated otherwise

June - 5, 8 (booked out), 11, 27

July - 3, 6 (0700), 11, 13 (0700), 17, 20 (0700), 23, 27 (0700), 28 (1200 - boat only), 30

August - 3, 7, 10 (0700), 14

What you can expect

  • Our proven professional reputation and experience, a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, thorough and well run courses and value for money.
  • Easy to follow comprehensive training courses designed to accommodate everyone from the first time boatie to the more experienced.
  • An excellent online learning course - at no upfront cost - where you study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • A theory refresher session with the trainer before you are asked to do the theory assessment multi choice questions.
  • A "Safe Boating in Queensland" Workbook to keep for future reference - valued at $20 and endorsed by the Boating Industry Association.
  • Small practical class sizes - less pressure for our students - and more time to practice your skills. We can seat 6 students plus the trainer but usually limit the course to 3.
  • Even if it's just one person in the course it goes ahead - we do not cancel courses due to low numbers. You take the trouble to attend - so do we!
  • Unsuitable weather, illness or mechanical problems can necessitate course postponement or delay though.
  • A 5.35 metre bowrider speedboat with full bimini for shelter. There is comfortable seating for up to 7 and it is powered by a 2022 Mercury 115hp outboard motor.
  • For those doing the jet ski licence course, we have our own 2022 Kawasaki Ultra LX jet ski, renowned for handling, ride, stability and simplicity of controls.

The trainer

  • Jeff Guinea is our Sunshine Coast trainer and is a well respected ex officer in charge of the Mooloolaba branch of the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol. This background brings a thorough legal understanding and a strong safety perspective to the courses.
  • Jeff has Coxswain and Master Class 5 qualifications and extensive experience throughout Queensland.
  • Jeff holds the TAE 40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Jeff knows the local waterways extremely well and can pass on local knowledge to you during your time on the course.
  • Jeff runs most of the practical training and assessment on the Maroochy River but by arrangement can take you out on other local waterways such as Pumicestone Passage or the Mooloolah River.

Location Course Fees


Online theory courses- no charge
Boat licence course - $400 (includes assessment - no hidden fees)
Jet ski licence course - $400 (includes assessment - no hidden fees)
Combined Boat and jet ski licence course- $750 (includes assessment - no hidden fees)

Group discounts are available - ask us for details.

Reassessment fee -  If a person is unsuccessful in their theory or practical assessment and needs to re-attend, a reassessment fee may be charged.  However, there is no charge if you can fit into another course from our planned schedule. A fee of $100 per licence per attempt will be payable if we need to make a special arrangement with you.

Additional training - if you don't have access to a licensed person and suitable vessel for further on-water time to hone your skills, our trainer and vessel are available for $200/hour.

Classroom option  Generally not available but we have the capacity and approval to provide this option if arranged with us.

Location Details

Maroochydore - Lions Park, Fishermans Road. This is our main location and is where the famous Sunday Markets are held. It's opposite the AFL footy ground

Mooloolaba - any of the three public boat ramps - or our classroom in the event of inclement weather

Caloundra - The Powerboat Club boat ramp, Lamerough Street, Golden Beach

See our South Burnett page for details of courses and locations at the dams


What To Bring

- Identification: Current Driver Licence, School Identification, Passport, Birth Certificate or 18+ card. If necessary call us to discuss other options.

- Payment options: Bank Transfer, Cash or Eftpos.

- Clothing suitable for a boat or jet ski that is exposed to wind, sun and rain – we will be on the water after all. Please check the weather forecast.

- The boat has a full sunshade/canopy for sun protection and some shelter from light rain. A hat, polarised sunglasses and sunscreen are still recommended.

- Please wear footwear when attending your training and assessment. Shoes may need to be removed to board the boat or Jet Ski unless waterproof.

- Hydration and depending of time of day - a packed lunch.

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Jeff is a brilliant instructor. I have a long and distinguished career as a high school teacher and senior member of the teaching executive for talented students and I can tell you that teachers of Jeff’s calibre do not come along very often. I picked his school at random from the internet and I feel as though I won the educational lottery when I signed up with him. He is patient, talented, encouraging, interesting, experienced and humble – a rare and winning combination in any industry. I have enrolled in boating courses before and have been a member of a very experienced boating club whose members have thousands of hours experience between them. I have sailed with people who have won Sydney to Hobart yacht races, raced in Fastnet, crossed the Atlantic, the North Sea, the Coral Sea, cruised the Med and the Carribean and I can tell you confidently that no-one comes close to this man’s natural gift for gently encouraging and inspiring confidence. If you sign up to this school, you are honestly getting the very best of the best teaching available.
Dee Taylor

A very interesting coarse. I would truly recommend Jeff Guinea. If you wanted to know anything about boating, this man knew it. He's a walking marine Encyclopaedia. This man and his coarse taught me a lot and thanks to Jeff I now have a basic knowledge of reading waters, markers,winds etc. If you need a coarse in boating give Jeff a call. You won't be disappointed. Trevor Lutkin

A big thanks to Jeff on the Sunshine Coast. And thanks to all the team members for an amazing way to obtain my boat license. The on line corse was really informative and the way it is set up is just so good. On the day I did my practical Jeff’s knowledge of boating rules and regulations was second to none, and the information he passed on to me will be a great help when I am on the water. Once again thank you very much for all the help and support.
David Lister.

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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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