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.
Boating Communities Newsletter
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.Go to Boating guides
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.Go to Recreational rules and regulations
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.
- About the RST
- How to get an RST
- RST skills recognition and equivalents
- Change details/replace card
- Frequently asked questions (RST)
Boating safety campaigns
Find out about the recreational boating safety campaigns run by the Department of Transport.
- Australia Day Skyworks
- Don't go overboard on alcohol
- Don't let safety expire
- Kite and windsurfing safe
- Paddle Safe
- Take care - be prop aware
- You're the skipper
Maintaining your boat
Find out about maintaining your boat including electrical system, water pump, gearbox, propellers and routine maintenance checks.Go to Maintaining your boat
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.Go to Recreation boating fees and payments
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.
- About the Scheme
- Grant categories and applications
- Application process
- How applications are assessed
- Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme FAQs