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About Border Boat Licence

Who is Border Boat Licence?

Border Boat Licence (BBL) is based in Albury/Wodonga and offers both NSW and Victorian Boat & PWC Safety Courses accompanied by the licence exam.  BBL is locally owned and operated by Blair & Natalie Talbot. ABN 95 672 537 701  

Why choose Border Boat Licence?

Value for money

We are locally owned and operated offering not only a superior boating safety course but also great value for money.  

Blair’s boating experience speaks for itself.

  • 1991 – Obtained his general boating licence.
  • 2001-2005 - 4 years full time in the NSW Water Police stationed at Sydney Water Police, Botany Bay Water Police and Port Kembla Water Police. During this time, Blair attained an unrestricted Master V commercial ticket to Master commercial vessels up to 24 metres in length. Blair also performed several years doing part time on water duties leading up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
  • 2005 – 2014 - Blair left the Police Force in 2005 to join what was then known as the NSW Maritime Authority as a Boating Safety Officer. Blair was based at Rozelle (Sydney Harbour) for two years on what was affectionately known as the ‘jet ski squad’ before accepting a transfer to Albury where he became well known and respected in his role as the Albury North Boating Safety Officer. This position entailed patrolling areas such as the Murray River, Lake Mulwala, Murrumbidgee River, Blowering and Talbingo Reservoirs to name a few locations.  

Blair left his role as a Boating Safety Officer and started Border Boat Licence in April 2014. 

Where Do We Operate?

Border Boat Licence is happy to travel within a 300-400km radius from Albury. Minimum student numbers will apply to most courses, particularly those conducted in remote areas.  We generally operate within the Greater Riverina area and North East Victoria but we can conduct courses in Southern NSW, South Western NSW, the A.C.T. and anywhere in Victoria if requested.

Ongoing Support

We are proud to offer our customers ongoing support, even after you have competed your course with us.  We are always available to answers any questions you might have about boating safety.

How Do We Operate?

Blair is an Approved Boat and PWC Licence Trainer for the National Maritime College (NMC) RTO Code 90984. NMC is a recognised, accredited training provider with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV).


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