Boating Information & Marine News

Narrow Neck Toilets

The toilets at Narrow Neck will be closed from today, 8 February until Monday 18 February to allow works to be undertaken. The toilets at Strickland Bay will remain open during this period but will close for ongoing maintenance following the opening of the Narrow Neck toilets.


Temporary Notice to Mariners - Closure of Waters to Boating- Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island - Rottnest Channel Swim Saturday 23 February 2019

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the following waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency and authorised vessels as set out below between 1200hrs on Friday 22 February 2019 to 1800hrs on Saturday 23 February 2019.

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Temporary Notice to Mariners - Closure of Waters to Boating- North Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island - Champs of the Bay Swim Sunday 24 February 2019

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the following waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency and authorised vessels as set out below between 0900hrs and 1030hrs on Sunday 24 February 2019.

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Boating Management Strategy

Rottnest Island is the leading tourism destination in Western Australia much-loved by Western Australians who make up over three-quarters of regular visitors, and equally popular with interstate and international visitors. Approximately 500,000 visits to the Island each year include around 185,000 by private boat.

Following public consultation last year the Boating Management Strategy will be implemented as a sub-strategy of the Rottnest Island Management Plan, and operate alongside other strategies that address tourism and recreation, terrestrial, and cultural heritage management within the Rottnest Island Reserve.

Download the Boating Management Strategy 2014 (5.58MB)


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