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

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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


June 8, 2020

Mandurah Entrance Channel dredging to commence

Beach users are being asked to take extra care as important annual coastal maintenance work commences at Mandurah Ocean Entrance.

Upgrade your lifejacket now with Old4New

If you want to save some money with a voucher to upgrade your lifejacket take advantage of the upcoming Old4New opportunities at boat ramps and community events where you can also get the latest lifejacket information and advice on maintenance:

 30 Second Challenge - test your readiness for an emergency  

Winter is here, and boating conditions can change rapidly. Before heading out on the water skippers and passengers should take the 30 Second Challenge to measure readiness for an emergency on board.

Find out how to do the challenge or take the challenge in person at the newly rebadged Marine Safety Education Trailer at the following locations as it heads north for the northern boating season:


Rottnest Island

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)  Drones

The use of Drones is not permitted on  Rottnest