BoatCode and HIN

Boatcode provides a means to positively identify a boat using its Hull Identification Number (HIN).

  Your responsibility as a boat owner

If you are the owner of a boat that does not have a Hull Identification Number (HIN), you will need one on transfer of ownership.

Note:

  • Before transfer of ownership of a boat can take place, a HIN Certificate must be obtained and a HIN plate must be fixed to the boat. The Department of Transport also recommends that you get a HIN for security reasons.
  • If your boat already has a HIN, you can have it verified and entered onto the database, along with the boat details.

To register for a new HIN or to have a HIN verified, please contact a BoatCode provider listed below.

  Your responsibility as a boat builder

Boat builders are required to attach a unique Hull Identification Number (HIN) to all newly constructed vessels, according to ISO 10087:1995(E) standards.

The HIN must include the allocated Manufacturer's Identity Code (MIC). If you do not have a MIC, please contact the Boating Industry Association in your state.

Opens in a new window Boating Industry Association (BIA)

  BoatCode system

Boatcode provides a means to positively identify a boat using its Hull Identification Number (HIN).

A HIN/Boatcode is compulsory:

  • On new vessels before initial registration.
  • On transfer of registration, where the vessel has not previously been affixed with a HIN.
  • For second-hand vessels being registered for the first time.

Exception from HIN/Boatcode requirements:

  • Any commercial vessel or a regulated Australian vessel.
  • A vessel regulated under the Navigation Act 2012 of the Commonwealth.
  • A vessel being registered to a benefactor of a will, or to the estate of the late owner or within a family following the death of the registered controller this being and including spouse, legal de facto and children.
  • An expired registration when there is no change of ownership and the payment of a late and renewal fee is made.

The HIN will be verified and recorded into a database, which is linked to the WA Police Service and the WA Department of Commerce.

The Department of Transport updates the database, so that:

  • Any person trying to re-register a stolen boat will be referred to the WA Police Service.
  • Buyers of second hand boats can check the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) for any outstanding financial obligations attached to the vessel.

The security offered by the system may also help buyers get easier financing and better insurance rates from financial providers.

Please download the brochure below for more information.

MAC-B-HINsAndBoatCode.pdf icon BoatCode (Brochure) Kb
Opens in a new window Department of Commerce
External Link Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)
Opens in a new window Western Australian Police

  BoatCode providers (list)

BoatCode providers assist recreational boat owners by:

  • Affixing new Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) plates and issuing HIN certificates.
  • Verifying existing HINs on vessels.

Some providers provide a mobile service and visit yacht clubs, moorings etc. for craft that are unable to be trailered.

The providers may charge for their services, but there are no additional government fees.

The Department of Transport issues the HINs and accredits the BoatCodes providers.

Note:

HIN Certificates are required when registering or transferring ownership of a vessel.

Please find below a list of BoatCode providers and their contact details.

Service Type Suburb Business Name Phone number Phone number (secondary) Fax Pre-booking required Business Hours Email Street address Postal address Business Type Comments
Boatcode providers (HIN) Albany Rusty's Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9842 1022 No Please call for details. rustysmarine@bigpond.com Unit 2, 205 Chester Pass Road, Albany WA 6330 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Albany Watercraft Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9844 1819 No Please call for details. info@watercraft.com.au Boat Pens, Emu Point, Albany WA 6330 P.O. Box 5103, Albany WA 5103 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Augusta Augusta Marine (Boatcode provider) 0438 851 364 No Please call for details. blackwoodmechanical@bigpond.com 619 Brindley Street, Augusta WA 6290 Authorised Agency
Boatcode providers (HIN) Baldivis Malibu Boats (Boatcode provider) (08) 9418 6815 No Please call for details. sales@malibuboatswa.com.au 136 St Albans Road, Baldivis WA 6171 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Ballajura Devil Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9275 8453 0433 688 367 No Please call for details. devilmarine@iprimus.com.au 13 Pine Gardens, Ballajura WA 6066 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Beaconsfield Portside Marine (Boatcode provider) 0412 299 016 No Please call for details. service@portsidemarine.com 1 Naylor Street, Beaconsfield WA 6162 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Beckenham Combined Boating Service (Boatcode provider) 0413 735 726 No Please call for details. bobslight@tpg.com.au 3 Hersey Place, Beckenham WA 6107 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Broome Broome Boat Shop (Boatcode provider) (08) 9191 6777 No Please call for details. sales@broomeboatshop.com.au 23 Clemenston Street, Broome WA 6725 WA Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Broome Pearl Shed Trailers (Boatcode provider) (08) 9193 7330 No Please call for details. info@kimberleytrailerparts.com.au 6 Gregory Street, Broome WA 6725 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Bunbury Millard Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9721 3033 No Please call for details. sales@millardbunbury.com.au 5 Sandridge Road, Bunbury WA 6230 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Bunbury Pacemaker Boats (Boatcode provider) 0409 114 950 No Please call for details. pmblowfield@hotmail.com 24 Petherick Street, Bunbury WA 6230 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Bunbury Sportsmarine Boat Centre (Boatcode provider) (08) 9721 4390 No Please call for details. damian@sportsmarine.com.au 57 Strickland Street, Bunbury WA 6230 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Busselton Busselton Machinery (Boatcode provider) (08) 9752 1522 No Please call for details. admin@busseltonmachinery.com.au 4824 Bussell Highway, Busselton WA 6280 P.O. Box 215, Busselton WA 2680 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Canning Vale R Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9583 5355 No Please call for details. carl@rmarinemandurah.com.au 53-55 Catalano Circuit, Canning Vale WA 6155 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Carnarvon Craig's Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9941 1213 No Please call for details. can@craigsmarine.com.au 302 Robinson Street, Carnarvon WA 6701 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Coodanup John Mantle Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9581 4708 No Please call for details. johnmantle1@bigpond.com Unit 55, 18 Maclaggan Turn, Coodanup WA 6210 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Dampier Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club (Boatcode provider) (08) 9183 1116 No Please call for details. hhbsc@bigpond.net.au 17 The Esplanade, Dampier WA 6713 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Denham PG & SJ Wood (Boatcode provider) 0427 080 063 No Please call for details. pgsj.wood@bigpond.com 153 Knight Terrace, Denham WA 6537 Authorised Agency
Boatcode providers (HIN) Derby Derby Sea Search and Rescue (Boatcode provider) (08) 9191 1316 0400 964 181 No Please call for details. seepjsea@bigpond.com Derby Jetty Wharf, Jetty Road, Derby WA 6728 P.O. Box 258, Derby WA 6728 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Dunsborough Bosun Honda Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9755 3439 No Please call for details. bosunmarine@aapt.net.au 214 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough WA 6281 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) East Fremantle Boatarama (Boatcode provider) 0401 864 187 0418 918 341 No Please call for details. hins_boatcode@optusnet.com.au 110 Riverside Road (Aquarama Marina), East Fremantle WA 6158 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Esperance Moby Marine Services (Boatcode provider) (08) 9071 5765 No Please call for details. mobymarine@westnet.com.au Lot 84 Norseman Road, Esperance WA 6450 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Exmouth Exmouth Automotive and Boat (Boatcode provider) (08) 9949 2795 No Please call for details. exautomotive@bigpond.com 957 Griffiths Way, Exmouth WA 6707 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Fremantle Fast Ferries Australia (Boatcode provider) 0412 472 329 No Please call for details. chris@mewsmarine.com.au Fremantle P.O. Box 1520, Fremantle WA 6160 Authorised Agency
Boatcode providers (HIN) Fremantle Quay Maritime Consultancy (Boatcode provider) (08) 9336 4344 No Please call for details. captkeys@iinet.net.au Unit 34, 11 Cliff Street, Fremantle WA 6962 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Fremantle Sound Boating (Boatcode provider) (08) 9430 7623 No Please call for details. michael@northportmarine.com.au Corner of Sultan Road and Rous Head Road, Fremantle WA 6159 Authorised Agency
Boatcode providers (HIN) Geraldton Bayside Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9964 3477 No Please call for details. baysidemarine@westnet.com.au 284 Place Road, Geraldton WA 6530 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Greenfields Boat Land (Boatcode provider) (08) 9582 0992 No Please call for details. info@boatlandwa.com 7B Panton Road, Greenfields WA 6210 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Guildford Offshore Marine (Boatcode provider) 0417 945 831 No Please call for details. geoffreyellis@me.com 52 James Street, Guildford WA 6055 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Herne Hill Combined Boating Service (Boatcode provider) 0413 735 726 No Please call for details. bobslight@tpg.com.au 273 Oakover Road, Herne Hill WA 6056 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Hillarys Greg Adams (Boatcode provider) 0404 844 234 No Please call for details. greg.lai@bigpond.com 11 Fenton Way, Hillarys WA 6025 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Hopetoun Ravena Nominees (Boatcode provider) (08) 9838 3069 0428 383 069 No Please call for details. ravena@westnet.com.au 5 Flinders Street, Hopetoun WA 6348 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Joondalup Joondalup Boat Shack (Boatcode provider) (08) 9300 9970 No Please call for details. rod@boatshack.com.au 18 Winton Road, Joondalup WA 6027 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Jurien Bay Jurien Marine Supplies (Boatcode provider) (08) 9652 1294 No Please call for details. jurienmarinesup@bigpond.com Lot 649 Carmella Street, Jurien Bay WA 6516 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Kalbarri Breaksea Nominees (Boatcode provider) (08) 9937 1291 No Please call for details. brcarter@westnet.com.au Lot 832 Bridgeman Road, Kalbarri WA 6536 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Kununurra Baradise Boating Essentials (Boatcode provider) 0407 728 486 No Please call for details. cmwknx@gmail.com 16 Poincettia Way, Kununurra WA 6743 P.O. Box 2021, Kununurra WA 6743 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Leederville Boat Craft (Boatcode provider) 0418 956 793 No Please call for details. masters.paul@hotmail.com 19 Byron Street, Leederville WA 6007 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Maddington F and L Marine and Mechanical (Boatcode provider) 0403 684 257 No Please call for details. malakai@iinet.net.au 15 Miller Street, Maddington WA 6109 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Mandurah Bouvard Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9581 8281 No Please call for details. admin@bouvardmarine.com.au 4 Delmont Place, Mandurah WA 6210 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Mandurah Mandurah Outboards (Boatcode provider) (08) 9581 7224 No Please call for details. mandurahoutboards@tpg.com.au 53 Gordon Road, Mandurah WA 6210 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Mandurah Oceanwater Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9581 3233 No Please call for details. omsc@bigpond.com 99A Park Road, Mandurah WA 6210 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Mandurah Waterside Marine (Boatcode provider) 0400 339 215 No Please call for details. rod@mandurahcruises.com.au 80A Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Maylands Weststar Nominees Pty Ltd (Boatcode provider) (08) 9371 8114 0419 944 418 No Please call for details. weststar@iinet.net.au 21 Sopwith Road, Maylands WA 6051 Authorised Agency
Boatcode providers (HIN) Munster Alan Johns (Boatcode provider) 0404 000 856 No Please call for details. alanrobertjohns@hotmail.com 7 Grizen Way, Munster WA 6166 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) O'Connor David Etheridge (Boatcode provider) 0417 948 262 No Please call for details. heyjude15@bigpond.com Unit 18, 31 Stockdale Road, O'Connor WA 6163 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) O'Connor Ocean Life Mobile Marine (Boatcode provider) 0438 903 589 No Please call for details. service@oceanlifemarine.com.au Unit 2, 67 Forsyth Street, O'Connor WA 6163 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Onslow KHB Mechanical (Boatcode provider) 0408 096 547 No Please call for details. k.hbrett@bigpond.com Lot 455 Cornish Way, Onslow WA 6710 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Orelia Marine Doctor (Boatcode provider) 0412 279 101 No Please call for details. sonny@marinedoctor.com.au 2B Clark Way, Orelia WA 6167 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Osborne Park Ram Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9446 7433 No Please call for details. rappleby@bigpond.net.au 46 Sundercombe Street, Osborne Park WA 6017 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Port Hedland Daniel Frost (Boatcode provider) 0434 714 292 No Please call for details. daniel.frost@live.com.au 33 Morgans Street, Port Hedland WA 6721 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Quindalup Dunsborough Marine (Boatcode provider) 0427 189 642 No Please call for details. kahern@aapt.net.au 1068 Caves Road, Quindalup WA 6281 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Rockingham Midway Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9527 6963 No Please call for details. midwaymarine@iinet.net.au 43 Hurrell Way, Rockingham WA 6168 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Rockingham Rockingham Boating (Boatcode provider) (08) 9527 2999 No Please call for details. sales@rockinghamboating.com.au 7 Crocker Street, Rockingham WA 6168 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Sorrento Blaxell Holdings (Boatcode provider) (08) 9447 6068 0409 101 300 No Please call for details. tom@mansfieldmarine.com.au Shop 44 Sorrento Quay Boardwalk, 58 Southside Drive, Sorrento WA 6025 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) South Fremantle Boating Western Australia (Boatcode provider) (08) 9335 3296 No Please call for details. secretary@boatingwa.com.au 110 Railway Street, South Fremantle WA 6162 P.O. Box 692, South Fremantle WA 6162 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Walpole Walpole Motors (Boatcode provider) (08) 9840 1315 No Please call for details. walmotor@wn.com.au Unit Lot 1, 628 Miguel Place, Walpole WA 6398 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Webberton Midwest Marine (Boatcode provider) (08) 9964-9874 No Please call for details. admin@midwestmarine.com.au 61 Anderson Street, Webberton WA 6530 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Westminster Boat City (Boatcode provider) (08) 9345 4311 No Please call for details. info@boatcity.com.au 430 Wanneroo Road, Westminster WA 6061 Authorised Agency Fixed
Boatcode providers (HIN) Willagee Stockden Marine (Boatcode provider) 0417 989 536 No Please call for details. stockdenmarine@gmail.com 143B North Lake Road, Willagee WA 6156 Authorised Agency Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Woodlands Power Boats (Boatcode provider) (08) 9446 4118 0413 581 990 No Please call for details. powerboatsupport@hotmail.com 4 Smithing Street, Woodlands WA 6018 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile
Boatcode providers (HIN) Wyndham Kimberley Motors (Boatcode provider) (08) 9161 1281 No Please call for details. lorredaniel@bigpond.com 6 Great Northern Highway, Wyndham WA 6740 Authorised Agency Fixed and Mobile

  Hull Identification Number (HIN)

Hull Identification Number HIN

The Hull Identification Number (HIN), also known as a BoatCode, is a unique series of characters and numbers assigned to your vessel, similar to the chassis number (VIN) on motor vehicles. It is usually moulded in the hull or engraved on a metal plate that is fastened the hull.

A HIN is required when a boat is:

  • Registered for the first time.
  • Transferred to another owner.

HINs are for newer boats will usually be provided by the manufacturer. Older boats that do not have a HIN can get one from a BoatCode provider.

The HIN contains the following information, in conformance with ISO 10087:2006).

Opens in a new window International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO 10087:1995 Small craft - Hull identification - Coding system

  Applying for a HIN

Recreational boat owners who need a Hull Identification Number (HIN) should make their own arrangements with a BoatCode provider.

To apply for a HIN, you will need to submit:

Please download the application form and a blank statutory declaration below.

Fees charged by BoatCode providers to clients

Fee type Fee
Maximum fee to be charged by a BoatCode Provider for affixing a HIN to a vessel presented at the Provider's premises. $90.00 (+GST)
Maximum fee to be charged by a BoatCode Provider for inspecting and validating a HIN on a vessel at the Provider's premises. $50.00 (+GST)

BoatCode Providers are permitted to charge additional fees to cover travel and accommodation costs when a HIN is affixed, inspected or validated at a location other than the Provider's normal premises. This will be subject to the client being advised of the additional fee prior to the travel being undertaken.

MAC-F-HINApplication.pdf icon HIN application form Kb
MAC-F-HINStatDeclaration0612.pdf icon HIN Statutory declaration Kb

  BoatCode and HIN: Documents

 

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