Facilities

Rottnest Island offers a range of facilities to help maximise and enhance the Island experience for all boat operators.

Beach anchor points
There are 37 beach anchor points for visitors to the Rottnest Island marine reserve; 27 are in and around Thomson Bay five are at the eastern end of Geordie Bay and five at the eastern end of Longreach Bay.

The beach anchor points are suitable for vessels eight metres or less in length. Users need two lines to secure the stern to each point, which is shared with their neighbour. Anchor should be deployed seaward.

Users can adjust the amount of line to best suit tide and weather conditions.

The use of these facilities is free and offered on a first-in/best-served basis.

Find out more: Beach Anchoring System in Thomson and Geordie bays

Swing moorings
There are 47 offshore swing moorings available for daily hire (for 24 hours from 10am) through the Rottnest Island Authority. Swing moorings for hire are available in Thomson, Geordie and Longreach Bays. Download the rental moorings map here.

Most island moorings are licenced moorings that are part of the Shared Mooring System.

The Shared Mooring System encompasses both licensee and authorised-user access. Licensed moorings can only be used by licensees and authorised users, who both pay annual fees.

Jetties and beach pens
There are 47 jetty pens available for hire on three jetties (Stark, Fuel and Hotel) in Thomson Bay. There are also 25 Bathurst beach pens on the north Thomson Bay beachfront that are available for hire for small vessels up to 7.5m long. Boat operators hiring the facilities must supply their own mooring lines.

A map of swing moorings and jetty pen locations can be found here.
Please note, Stark Jetty is currently closed for repairs until further notice.

Fuel and Potable Water
Fuel, (Diesel, Unleaded and Premium Unleaded) is available from the Fuel Jetty in Thomson Bay 24 hours/7 days a week on a self-service basis.

Payment to be made by credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or EFTPOS.

Small quantities of unleaded fuel and LPG are available from the Geordie Bay Store.

Potable water is available from the service pillar at the head of the Fuel Jetty and a single point in the Geordie Bay Jetty. Fuel Jetty users need to provide their own hose which takes a standard domestic tap fitting. A 20m hose reel is provided on Geordie Bay Jetty. Users are asked to only take what water is necessary and reminded that both areas are 20-minute loading zones.