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 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.

Rottnest from Hillarys
For the north! Rottnest Fast Ferries now offer 20% off crossings for day returns & extended stays.
Excludes Island Admission Fees.

Moving around Rottnest will now cost you LESS!

ADAMS Coachlines have released the rates for the 2018/19 season.


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

Looking for a new or pre-owned boat?


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.
•  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.


Oversize boats on public roads

Did you know that there are oversize boat requirements to travel on public roads?

A boat trailer carrying a boat in excess of 2.5 metres in width, requires a permit to travel on the public road network.

Permits are issued to the boat trailer not the towing vehicle; the trailer registration should be listed on the permit application form.

Boats exceeding 2.7 metres in width are prohibited from travelling at night time, during public holidays and peak traffic periods.

Boats exceeding 2.5 metres in width are prohibited from travelling on all freeways.

The maximum speed for a vehicle towing a trailer is 100km/h.

For more information go to or contact the Heavy Vehicle Helpdesk on 138 486.

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.


 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 to read all about flares.


Rottnest Island

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)  Drones

The use of Drones is not permitted on  Rottnest



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