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.
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 issues 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.
Skippers urged to be safe and take 30 Second Challenge
In an emergency on the water 30 seconds could be all the time skippers and passengers have to grab life-saving safety equipment.
The Department of Transport (DoT) wants those heading out on the water this summer to be prepared and is advocating skippers and passengers take the 30 Second Challenge which tests readiness for an emergency response on board a vessel.
Boats and trailers targeted in Transport’s pre-summer safety campaign
Skippers are being reminded of the need for regular maintenance of their vessel, trailer and safety equipment before heading out on the water this season.
The Department of Transport (DoT) will conduct weekend long campaigns targeting boat ramps north and south of the river over the next month to reinforce safe boating practice.
DoT Director Waterways Safety Chris Mather said the first of two campaigns involving marine and vehicle compliance officers would focus on boat ramps from Hillarys to Two Rocks next weekend (Nov 19 and 20, 2017) and the second, on December 2 and 3, 2017, would concentrate on launch sites from Woodman Point to Port Kennedy.
“To assist the boating community DoT produces a free BEST Check guide which identifies items under the headings boat, equipment, safety equipment and trailer to be maintained before each trip and lists items for an annual 45 point check,” Mr Mather said.
Another focus of each operation will be reinforcing the need for skippers to carry in-date flares.
Mr Mather said it was the responsibility of the skipper to ensure their vessel and trailer are properly maintained and that the required safety equipment is on board, in good order and accessible in an emergency.
For more information about boating safety visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine