Recreational boating and water sports

Find out everything you need to know about recreational boating and water sports in Western Australia, including safety and regulations, voyage planning, vessel registration, maintenance, and the Recreational Skipper's Ticket.

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If you have received a renewal account notice, you can pay by credit card using Pay Online, part of DoTDirect, your services access point. Your renewal account number is located on the boat renewal notice.

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Boating guides

The boating guides have been developed for popular boating locations and contain local marine safety information including boating hazards, facilities, speed restricted areas, water-ski, PWC and closed water areas.

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Recreational rules and regulations

Find out about general rules and regulations, rules of the road and specific rules relating to sewage, diving, personal watercraft, tow-in surfing and water skiing.

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Water sports

Find out about safety and rules related to watersports in Western Australia, including diving, water skiing, tow-in surfing and personal watercraft.

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Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST)

Find out if you need a Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) and how to get one. Information on RST equivalents is also provided here.

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Boating safety campaigns

Find out about the recreational boating safety campaigns run by the Department of Transport.

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Planning your trip

Find out how to plan for your boat trip, including what you need to bring and how to operate a boat trailer. Also remember to set up an emergency contact before your leave.

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Maintaining your boat

Find out about maintaining your boat including electrical system, water pump, gearbox, propellers and routine maintenance checks.

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Boat registration

Find out about buying and selling recreational boats, registering a boat, and what the BoatCode, Hull Identification Number and Australian Builders Plate are.

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Recreation boating fees and payments

Find out about fees and charges in Western Australia for recreational vessel registrations, boating activities and Marine Education Boatshed activities, and how to get a refund.

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Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) grants

Find out about the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, which provides grants for the planning and construction of public recreational boating infrastructure in Western Australia.

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Page last updated: Thu Jan 15 2015 2:18:56 PM