A person, business or body corporate, is required to provide full Evidence of Identity (EOI) if they’re not already recorded on the Recreational Boating System (RBS) database, don't exist on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission website (if applying for registration in a business name), and are attempting one of the following licence or registration transactions:
- First ever issue of a boat operator's licence or special permit
- Issue of an SA boat licence to the holder of an interstate boat operator's licence
- A duplicate boat operator's licence or special permit.
- Transfer of registration or new owner re-registration of a recreational vessel and the client is not recorded on the database
- Initial registration of a recreational vessel to a client not recorded on the database.
Providing full evidence of identity
A minimum of three original documents are required to establish full evidence of identity:
NB: As an applicant for a duplicate copy of a motor boat operator's licence may not be resident in South Australia, or may for some other reason be unable to provide a customer service centre with original EOI documents, photocopies of EOI documents are acceptable but only if a Justice of the Peace (JP) certifies that they have sighted the originals and the copies are also certified by the JP.
Documents accepted for children
Children aged less than 16 years may not have access to many of the acceptable documents from each Category. In this case, a letter on official school or other education institution stationery, verifying the student’s name, date of birth and address, signed by the student and witnessed by a teacher may be acceptable.
Category A - evidence of existence
At least one document is required from:
- Australian birth certificate bearing both a registration & certificate number (not a commemorative certificate, certified copy or extract). If the certificate is not in the name currently used - appropriate linking documentation will be required - refer evidence of change of name.
- Australian Citizenship Certificate or Naturalisation Certificate
- Australian Passport (current or expired up to 2 years)
- Foreign Passport (current or expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian Visa)
- Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) travel document (valid up to 5 years after issue)
- DIMIA Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status
- Australian photo driver licence (current or expired up to 2 years)
- Australian Defence Force Photo Identity Card (excluding civilians)
- South Australian or Federal Police Officer photo identity card
- New South Wales Photo Card issued by the Roads & Traffic Authority (only Photo Cards issued after 14 December 2005 will be accepted)
- South Australian proof of age card (issued after 9 October 2006).
Category B – evidence of use of identity
At least one document is required from:
- Medicare Card
- financial institution account card or credit card with signature and embossed name
- student identity document from an educational institution showing photograph and signature
- Department of Veterans' Affairs, Commonwealth Pensioner Concession or Health Care concession card
- Australian issued security guard or crowd controller licence showing photograph
- Australian issued firearm licence showing photograph.
Evidence of residential address
The following documents are acceptable as evidence of a person's residential address:
- contract of purchase, lease or rental, mortgage or land ownership certificate
- a telephone, gas or electricity account (up to one year old)
- water rates, local government council rates or land valuation notice (up to two years old)
- certificate or statement of enrolment from an educational institution (up to two years old)
- a passbook or statement from a bank, building society or credit union (up to one year old)
- current Australian vehicle registration certificate
- Australian driver’s licence or vehicle registration renewal for the coming period
- last or current financial year Australian Taxation Office tax assessment
- Australian Electoral enrolment confirmation
- a letter from the principal of a recognised educational institution that is no more than 1 year old, on the institution letterhead and signed by the student (can also be used as a Category A or B document by a person aged between 12 and 15 years who is applying for a special permit).
For more information telephone 13 10 84 or contact a Service SA customer service centre.