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Rottnest Island

New beach anchor points - Geordie Bay and Thomson Bay South

The Rottnest Island Authority in collaboration with Club Marine and Boating Western Australia (BWA) has installed ten (10) new beach anchor points for visitors to the Reserve. Five (5) points are located just south of the Hotel Jetty in Thomson Bay and five (5) at the most eastern end of Geordie Bay.

The beach anchor points are most suitable for vessels less than 8 meters in length that can beach anchor.  Users will need two lines to secure their stern to each point which is shared with their neighbour and deploy their anchor seaward.

Users can adjust the amount of line out to best suit tide and weather conditions. The use of these facilities is free and are used on a “first in best dressed” basis.

Read more about the Beach Anchoring System in Thomson Bay and Geordie Bay

Temporary Notice to Mariners

Pains Wessex Rottnest Escorted Safety Convoy (RESC)

The Boating Industry Association of WA (BIAWA) have organised the biannual Pains Wessex Rottnest Escorted Safety Convoy (RESC) for over 30 years together with Marine Safety, Water Police, Challenger TAFE and Sea Rescue. The RESC is a fantastic opportunity for new boat owners and their families to enjoy a weekend that is educational and fun.

Rottnest Safety Convoys provide boaties with an interactive experience unique to Western Australia, with the experienced convoy escorts leading the group in tours of the bays and allowing the opportunity for participants to explore Rottnest Island. Participants benefit from safety advice including the teaching safe approaches, learning correct procedures for the use of safety equipment, knot tying and splicing.

For further details, dates and to book visit