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.


CHRISTMAS COMES A LITTLE EARLY !!!!

Dear Members,

After four letters to the Rottnest Island Authority, Minister for Tourism, and Premier, plus two meetings with the Minister and the CEO of Rottnest Island – we are pleased to announce to all Members – THE ENTRANCE FEE AND MOORINGS FEE LOST DURING THE COVID QUARANTINE WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL TO ALL EFFECTED MEMBERS.


That will amount to 20% of your fees for the 2020 season.

We are now working on the “mechanics” of how this refund will be paid.

This has involved much negotiation and effort by Boating Western Australia, but we are now in receipt of the confirmatory letter from Minister for Tourism Mr Paul Papalia.

The West Australian Government and the Rottnest Island Authority have agreed to the refund of Admission Fee, and Annual Mooring License Fee for the period of the quarantine.

Minister Papalia has asked of Boaters that we consider what is in the long-term interests of Rottnest Island ‘s marine facilities before accepting your refund. Much has been done on the Island and much more is planned. Any funds not claimed by Boaters/lease Holders, will further contribute to the improvements on Rottnest.

So – enjoy your Christmas (SAFELY !) and know that if you decide to claim/accept your refund, it will soon be with you – compliments of BoatingWA and the WA Government.

To read the letter received from Minister Paul Papalia [CLICK HERE]

Safe Boating !!

Kindest regards

Colin Lockley

PRESIDENT

Boating Western Australia


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Rottnest from Fremantle

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  • 20% off all Return or one way Ferry Fares (Offer excludes Rottnest Island Admission Fee of $18.50 same day, or $24.50 extended stay, and is not valid with any other promotional offer)
  • SeaLink Rottnest Island is Rottnest Island’s newest and friendliest Ferry company, operating daily year-round services from B-Shed in Fremantle.
  • All you need to do is visit Sealink Website select your date/s and enter the promo code

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


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Rottnest Island

MOORING ETIQUETTE

Here are some simple rules to follow ensure the protection of the mooring apparatus for all of us to enjoy. “Treat it as if you owned it”. They are: if you’re part of the Shared Mooring System (SMS), then use only moorings with in your colour code disc to avoid undue stress on the mooring, even if you are only going to be ‘5 minutes’. Clearly display your name and contact number on the port side of your vessel and ensure that you are available on your mobile – should the Owner arrive. Never attach stern first.

Use both pickup lines at all times. Secure your tenders and any additional vessels alongside. Report any mooring damage to the rangers immediately.

Garden Island

Welcome to Garden Island BrochureDOWNLOAD

Garden Island (HMAS Stirling) is controlled by the Dept. of Defence, there is limited public access from sunrise to sunset to the island. The downloadable brochure gives the environmental guidelines for visitors to Garden Island.

The moorings in Pig Trough and Herring Bays are not public moorings are are controlled by the Garden Island Fishing and Aquatic Association (Inc.).  


Notice regarding opening of new Rottnest Island Fuel Jetty

We are pleased to advise that Rottnest Island’s new Fuel Jetty will open at 7:00am on Saturday 5 December.

The new jetty provides improved facilities and accessibility to the Island including additional power and water outlets, new finger jetties at lower level between pens and enhanced refuelling for smaller vessels.

The facility also includes a new multi-level landing platform with disability access and improved berthing for smaller vessels. Bookings for the multi-level platform and pens will be available from 9:00am on Monday 7 December Click Here.

Jetty users are reminded of the 20-minute time limit for use of loading zones.


For more information about boating safety visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine


We would like to share some very exciting news and give you a heads up on the latest Maritime safety initiative. The Department of Transport Maritime and the popular Deckee boating app have been working in collaboration to bring specific boating information to WA water users. We are pleased to advise you that DOT has just launched a WA recreational boating app –  Deckee. .

The app provides skippers with Information to plan a safe day on the water including MORE INFO


Rottnest Island

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)  Drones

The use of Drones is not permitted on  Rottnest