BoatingWA representing all recreational boaters in Western Australia

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 Express 30% discount off Rottnest ferry tickets and tours for BoatingWA member



Moving around Rottnest will now cost you LESS!

ADAMS Coachlines have released the rates for the 2017/18 season.



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 issues to notice, click on the suggestion box

So far

  • 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.

Rottnest and Garden Island

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) 

The use of Drones is not permitted on both Rottnest & Gardens Islands. 

Marine House counter closure

Marine House service counter at 1 Essex Street Fremantle will permanently close on Thursday 29 March 2018 at 4:30 pm.: FIND OUT MORE

Individuals and businesses now have convenience at their fingertips with the Department of Transport's (DoT) DoTDirect online customer account.

A DoTDirect account is the easiest and most convenient way to access your boat registration details and pay renewals.

Save time and go online today!

Get started today

To sign up for an account visit - DoTDirect on your phone, tablet or computer, select the 'Register' button and follow the instructions.

All you’ll need is your current driver’s licence details and a valid email address. It’s that easy!

Don't forget you can always ask one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants to help you.

Disposal of unserviceable flares

Temporarily unavailable at DoT offices Dear Marine Safety Partner

Due to difficulties with a Department of Transport (DoT) contractor engaged to dispose of expired flares, DoT is unfortunately temporarily unable to accept flares for disposal. Until these issues are resolved please keep your flares in a safe and secure location or dispse of your flares at one of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) centres listed at the following website For the latest information about when flares will be accepted for disposal at DoT offices please refer to Please do not discard unserviceable flares in general rubbish or land fill. Up to 10 flares may still be disposed of at the participating Household Hazardous Waste Program centres provided by the WALGA or Volunteer Marine Rescue groups.

Product Safety Recall 

The Jetpilot Kids NeoVest sold online and by major water sports stores in Australia and New Zealand between August 2016 to January 2018 are being recalled by the manufacturer. The product does not comply with the minimum buoyancy requirements of the voluntary Australian Standard AS 4758.1:2015 for lifejackets. The flotation material in the product provides insufficient buoyancy. To find out more: jetpilotrecall 

The Jarvis Walker Pty Ltd — Adult Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Type 1 sold under Platinum brand July 2011 – December 2015 and JW Brand January 2012 to October 2017, is being recalled as it has design faults. Please follow the link to find out more.   Jarvis Walker recall



As a Club Marine agent, we rebate our members up to 10% of their premium!

Huge discounts available across an enormous range of goods including cars, vehicle accessories, electrical equipment.

Looking for a new or pre-owned boat?


See Brian Cain for your Hull Identification Number