Boating Western Australia (Inc.)

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.


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

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.


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

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

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.

Point Walter boat ramp, Swan River

Mariners are advised that demolition and construction works at the Point Walter boat ramp are scheduled to commence on Monday 3 December 2018 and are expected to be completed by 8 March 2019: These works will be carried out Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

GOTO for more information

 30 Second Challenge - test your readiness for an emergency  

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Recreational Skipper's Ticket workbook and quizzes



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You can again dispose of out of date flares at selected Department of Transport (DoT) offices.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

Rottnest and Garden Island

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)  Drones

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



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