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


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Pile driving and construction works to start on Fuel Jetty

Preparations are underway for the commencement of piling and construction works as part of the Fuel Jetty upgrade project.

Contractor Total AMS (TAMS) will use the following vessels during this phase of the project:

· TAMS 129, construction barge, full-time,

· Charlie Bill, work punt, full-time,

· Flinders Bay, materials barge, adhoc,

· Carnac, tugboat, adhoc, and

· Total Assist, tugboat, adhoc.

The construction barge will initially be located on the southern side of the jetty and eventually relocate to the northern side as works progress.

There is a permanent 10m exclusion zone around the entire jetty as well as a temporary exclusion zone around the construction barge which extends up to 35m from the jetty.

Some hammering noise will be expected due to pile driving works planned to commence on Friday 24 July (subject to sea and weather conditions) until the end of August.

TAMS will utilise a combination of the following hammer equipment to conduct these works which will generate various levels of noise:

· Impact hammer, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

· Vibratory hammer, Monday to Sunday, 7am to 6pm.

For more information please contact Amir Tabei, Project Superintendent, on 9432 9357 or

In the new campaign boaties will be able to participate in FREE special lifejacket clinics to learn how to maintain their inflatable lifejacket and vouchers are available to assist with the cost of servicing or replacing a lifejacket when required. The importance of wearing a lifejacket while boating will continue to be reinforced and Make a difference – maintain and wear your lifejacket continues work on changing boating behaviour in WA and reduce the number of boating related deaths in WA.

In the nearly five years from July 2015 there have been 34 recreational boating deaths in WA. However, incident investigations have revealed 25 deaths, or 73 per cent, may have been avoided if the person had been wearing a lifejacket.

The campaign builds on the success of the Old4New lifejacket replacement program launched in 2016 in partnership with the Royal Lifesaving Society of Western Australia that saw more than 5000 old damaged or obsolete lifejackets removed from recreational vessels throughout WA and replaced with new, easy to wear inflatable lifejackets.

From Monday, you can visit for clinic venues and guidelines outlining limits and requirements for participants.

This latest initiative continues the important work over many years to make it automatic for people to put on a lifejacket when going boating. DoT will deliver the campaign with the valued assistance of our retail partners who must be acknowledged for their commitment to the promotion of boating safety.

Hopefully we will see you at one of the clinics.


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.

Rottnest Island

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)  Drones

The use of Drones is not permitted on  Rottnest