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.

BOATS DO NOT ABIDE BY THE RULES: injured diver calls for better regulation

A couple weeks ago Geoff was free diving with a friend off Cockburn Sound when he was struck by a boat and suffered extensive injuries.

More information ABC Radio, Perth CLICK HERE

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

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Rottnest from Fremantle


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  • SeaLink Rottnest Island is Rottnest Island’s newest and friendliest Ferry company, operating daily year-round services from B-Shed in Fremantle.
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BoatingWA has established a regular meeting with Rottnest CEO Jason Banks 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 via the Contact Form


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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.

Woodman Point ramps to get major upgrade

Skippers are being warned there could be delays launching vessels at Woodman Point from later this month as four of the eight boat ramps are temporarily closed for major maintenance works.

For more information: CLICK HERE

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