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.
BWA PRESS RELEASE
Saturday 13 April, 2019
BWA (Boating Western Australia) welcomes Transport Minister Rita Saffioti’s announcement of a Swan River Speed Radar trial commencing in the lead up to Easter.
BWA, who proposed this initiative, has been working with the Department of Transport Marine Safety, State Member for Bicton Lisa O’Malley and Radar Sign Company Jenoptik to bring this to a reality.
Planning a trip to Rottnest? Members now receive 20% discount on a return or one-way fares from Sealink.
Rottnest from Hillarys
For the north! Rottnest Fast Ferries now offer 20% off crossings for day returns & extended stays.
Excludes Island Admission Fees.
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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
• Nine new navigation marks around the island.
• Ten new FREE beach moorings.
(5 Thomson Bay + 5 Georde Bay)
• Geordie Bay toilet refurbshment
• Quokka doors around toilets and much more.
• 20% discounts off Rottnest Ferry tickets and the same for all their Island tours.
• Removal of the “Landing Fee” for those round trips back to the mainland and return.
(Currently under consideration.)
• Extremely good season passes and day rates from Adams Coaches.
Oversize boats on public roads
Did you know that there are oversize boat requirements to travel on public roads?
A boat trailer carrying a boat in excess of 2.5 metres in width, requires a permit to travel on the public road network.
Permits are issued to the boat trailer not the towing vehicle; the trailer registration should be listed on the permit application form.
Boats exceeding 2.7 metres in width are prohibited from travelling at night time, during public holidays and peak traffic periods.
Boats exceeding 2.5 metres in width are prohibited from travelling on all freeways.
The maximum speed for a vehicle towing a trailer is 100km/h.
For more information go to www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or contact the Heavy Vehicle Helpdesk on 138 486.
Pyramids Beach the focus of coastal work
Work will begin this week to ensure safe navigation at the entrance to the Dawesville Cut and sandy beaches to the north are maintained.
Department of Transport (DoT) General Manager of Coastal Infrastructure Steve Jenkins said the annual sand bypassing project would see about 100,000 cubic metres of sand relocated.
DoT recommences flare disposal service
You can again dispose of out of date flares at selected Department of Transport (DoT) offices.
For information about DoT offices currently accepting flares for disposal and other locations including the Western Australian Local Government Association centres or Volunteer Marine Rescue groups please visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/flares to read all about flares.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Drones
The use of Drones is not permitted on Rottnest