Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) is seeking feedback on a proposal to remove the requirement to display registration labels on Queensland registered boats and personal watercraft from 1 October 2019.
Registration labels have been issued for many years, and is commonly accepted by the public and enforcement agencies as an indicator of a boat having current registration. However, with advancements in technology over recent years, owners/masters and enforcement officers now have the ability to easily check the registration status of a boat without relying on the registration label.
MSQ will continue to provide boaties with registration information and tools to remind them of their registration expiry/due date. This will include:
- Renewal notices – will continue to be sent approximately 4 weeks prior to registration expiry.
- Overdue registration fees notice – will continue to be sent to customers if their boat registration expires.
- Direct Debit – provides a convenient ‘set and forget’ payment option for customers.
- E-reminders – customers can sign up to receive email reminders for their boat registration.