Boating Western Australia (Inc.)

BoatingWA representing all recreational boaters in Western Australia

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Boating Western Australia (BWA) is a non-profit association, established for the promotion and development of safe, economic and enjoyable recreational boating throughout Western Australia.

It was established by ordinary boaters to assist with the needs of those interested in boating so that they may have a central body to represent them in matters of common interest, social contact and the broadening of further knowledge about boating and associated issues.

BoatingWA is committed to represent your views.

Membership is available to all those who enjoy recreational boating.

The Swan Yacht Club, Bunbury Yacht Club and Fremantle Sailing Club are affiliate member clubs.

Rottnest from Fremantle
Planning a trip to Rottnest? Members now receive 20% discount on a return or one-way fares from Sealink.
Excludes Island Admission Fees.

Could it be any better?

BoatingWA has established a regular meeting with Rottnest CEO Michelle Reynolds to investigate issues and facilities.

To make Rottnest more enjoyable for boaters

We want your concerns to discuss and resolve with the Rottnest Island Authority

To put forward your suggestion to bring your isues to notice, click on the suggestion box


As a Club Marine agent, we rebate our members up to 10% of their premium!
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Pile driving and construction works to start on Rottnest Fuel Jetty

Preparations are underway for the commencement of piling and construction works as part of the Fuel Jetty upgrade project.

In the new campaign boaties will be able to participate in FREE special lifejacket clinics to learn how to maintain their inflatable lifejacket and vouchers are available to assist with the cost of servicing or replacing a lifejacket when required. The importance of wearing a lifejacket while boating will continue to be reinforced and Make a difference – maintain and wear your lifejacket continues work on changing boating behaviour in WA and reduce the number of boating related deaths in WA.

Make a difference lifejacket clinic will now be delivered in the following locations


The Department of Transport (DoT) recently invited comment from you on options for the future marking of the existing Phillip Rock Port Marker.

All submissions have now been assessed by DoT and the recommendation is to replace this marker with a new (Sectored) Port Lateral Marker as shown in the attached plan.

This marker will be a driven (in-water) steel pile with access ladder, the light will be sectored and have a range of 6 nautical miles, matching the light range of the adjacent Starboard Lateral Marker at Transit Reef.

Thank you once again for your valuable input, if you have any further question please contact navigational safety at


Rottnest Island

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)  Drones

The use of Drones is not permitted on  Rottnest