Commercial vessel licences

Licences are required for commercial vessel operators, and must be renewed by 31 October each year.

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Unlicensed operators are liable to an instant fine or prosecution upon discovery.

To request more information or to discuss a proposed operation: 


Guide to Boating and Water Sports in Tasman District (pdf, 2.2 MB) (pdf, 3.3 MB)


Application for Commercial Vessel Operation Licence 2020/2021 (pdf, 62 KB)



Do I need a licence?
Tasman district regulatory requirements
Navigation safety bylaw
Commercial Operator’s Licence fees
Summary of national regulatory requirements

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