If you own a jetski or personal watercraft (PWC) in the Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Northland regions, it must be registered with AT's Harbourmaster. Boat registration is not required in Auckland.
Note: If a six digit number is already displayed on the jetski or PWC, this means it is already registered and does not require a new registration. See transferring jetski registration.
Note: If the jetski is carried on board a foreign flagged visiting vessel do not use this portal instead contact the Harbourmaster's Office for instruction.
What is a personal watercraft?
A jetski or personal watercraft is a power-driven vessel with a fully enclosed hull. It does not take on water if capsized and is designed to be operated by a person standing, sitting, or kneeling on it.
AT's Harbourmaster manages jetski registrations in Auckland and Northland and Bay of Plenty. Waikato jetski registrations (including Taupō) are managed by Waikato Regional Council.
Registering a jetski
Registration is a one-off process, costs $56 (plus $20 for registration stickers), and is valid for the lifetime of the vessel.
When you sell or buy a jetski, you will need to transfer the registration to the new owner.
Find out how to display your registration stickers and where you can get them from.
Using your jetski
Find out about where you can use your jetski, what happens if your jetski is registered outside Auckland, and safety regulations.