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.
Planning a trip to Rottnest? Members now receive 20% discount on a return or one-way fares from Sealink.
Rottnest from Hillarys
For the north! Rottnest Fast Ferries now offer 20% off crossings for day returns & extended stays.
Excludes Island Admission Fees.
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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
• 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.
• 20% discounts off Rottnest Ferry tickets and the same for all their Island tours.
• Removal of the “Landing Fee” for those round trips back to the mainland and return.
(Currently under consideration.)
• Extremely good season passes and day rates from Adams Coaches.
Dredging complete at Johns Creek Boat Harbour, Point Samson
The Department of Transport (DoT) has completed the first maintenance dredging at Johns Creek in 20 years - improving navigation for skippers by restoring the depths at the boat harbour.
DoT Coastal Infrastructure General Manager Steve Jenkins said the four-month project had been completed one month ahead of time, helping to minimise disruption for facility users and the boating community.
Pyramids Beach the focus of coastal work
Work will begin this week to ensure safe navigation at the entrance to the Dawesville Cut and sandy beaches to the north are maintained.
Department of Transport (DoT) General Manager of Coastal Infrastructure Steve Jenkins said the annual sand bypassing project would see about 100,000 cubic metres of sand relocated.
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 https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/swan-and-canning-rivers-tntm.asp#42234 for more information
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 www.transport.wa.gov.au/flares to read all about flares.
The next events are:
March 2: Kalbarri Boat Ramp
March 3: Augusta River Festival
March 8-9: Wagin Woolorama
March 10: Esperance Fishing Classic
March 16-17: Mandurah Crab Fest
March 16: Condingup Community Fair
March 22-23: Kalgoorlie Boulder Community Fair
Rottnest and Garden Island
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Drones
The use of Drones is not permitted on both Rottnest & Gardens Islands.