Augusta Boat Harbour

The $36.47 million Augusta Boat Harbour was officially opened in November 2014 after almost three years of construction.

  About Augusta Boat Harbour

Augusta Boat Harbour aerial view
Augusta Boat Harbour aerial view

The Augusta boat harbour provides the much-needed safe haven for vessels between facilities at Albany to the east, and Busselton, to the north.

This world-class, landmark facility provides commercial and recreational users with appropriate infrastructure to service the region's tourism and commercial fleet with the 2.8 hectares of sheltered water and 5 hectares of land for service facilities including:

  • A four-lane boat launching facility with floating finger jetties.
  • A 50 metre land-backed service wharf.
  • Forty boat pens for commercial and recreational vessels.
  • Car-and-trailer parking for 160 vehicles.
  • Four fully-serviced land development lots for marine related purposes.
  • Amenities building and pavilion.
  • 24 hour closed circuit television security surveillance.

It will also serve as a regional base for sea search and rescue operations, supported by the Augusta airstrip.

There are a number of pens available for annual and casual hiring, and all enquiries can be directed to the Department of Transport's (DoT) Bunbury regional office.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
    (08) 9216 8200   Email
MAC-P-AugustaBH_VAP.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Vessel accommodation plan Kb
MAC_G_Boating_AugustaMargaretRiver.pdf icon Augusta Margaret River boating guide Kb
MAC_G_ElectGasInsurance.pdf icon Electrical, gas and insurance requirements: Transport operated maritime facilities Kb
MAC_PO_LiveOnboard.pdf icon Live onboard policy Kb
MAC-G-Fees-MaritimeFacilities1819.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of marine fees and charges (2018/2019) Kb
MAC-G-Fees-MaritimeFacilitiesFAQ1819.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of marine fees and charges - Frequently Asked Questions (2018/2019) Kb
MAC-G-UseDoTJettyWharf1819.pdf icon Use of DoT service jetties and wharves (2018/2019) Kb
MAC_G_VesselAccommTypes1819.pdf icon Vessel accommodation types (2018/2019) Kb

  Environmental approvals

Environmental approval EPBC 2008/4506 for the Augusta Boat Harbour (Flat Rock Boating Facility) was issued under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act (1999) on the 22 August 2011. The approval conditions require the publishing of the approved management plans and annual compliance assessment reports on Transports website.

MAC-R_AugustaBH-EnvComplianceCompletionReport2018.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Environmental compliance assessment report (2018) - EPBC approval 2008/4506 Kb
MAC-R_AugustaBH-EnvComplianceCompletionReport2017.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Environmental compliance assessment report (2017) Kb
MAC-R_AugustaBH-EnvComplianceCompletionReport2016.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Environmental compliance assessment report (2016) Kb
MAC-R_AugustaBH-EnvComplianceCompletionReport2015.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Rehabilitation block 2012 compliance completion report (2015) Kb
MAC-R_AugustaBH-EnvStatementofCompliance2015.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Statement of compliance (2015) Kb
MAC-R-AugustaBH-EnvComplianceAssessment2014.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Environmental compliance assessment report (2014) Kb
MAC-R_AugustaBH-EnvComplianceAssessment2013.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Environmental compliance assessment report (2013) Kb
MAC-R-AugustaBH-EnvComplianceAssessment2012.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Environmental compliance assessment report (2012) Kb
MAC-PL-AugustaBH-DesignChanges.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Changes to concept designs Kb
MAC-PL-AugustaBH-CurrentConcept.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Current concept Kb
MAC-PL-AugustaBH-MarineNoiseMgmtPlan.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Marine noise management plan Kb
MAC-PL-AugustaBH-SREMP.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Site rehabilitation and management plan Kb
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  Mooring/pen availability and contacts

Boating pens promotion
Boating pens promotion

Boat pens are available at Department of Transports metropolitan and regional boating facilities providing a secure, convenient option to easily access your favourite boating destination.

The Department of Transport has vacant pens available in both metropolitan areas such as Fremantle and Two Rocks Marina, as well as regional areas including the Mid-West, Southwest and Great Southern.

Pens range in size from 8 to 25 metres. Having your own pen will provide you with a safe and convenient facility for your boat with secure access giving you more time on the water.

For information relating to fees and charges applying to pens, please refer to the Schedule of Maritime facilities fees and charges (2016/2017).

Wait lists

The Department of Transport manages boat harbours and other maritime facilities for small craft around the State. Vessel accommodation offered at each maritime facility is different, and may include pens, swing or pile moorings, or a mix of both. There will usually be different size pens or moorings available at each facility, catering for vessels from 6 metres upwards.

Vessel accommodation is always in high demand. Where the number of pens/moorings available is not sufficient to satisfy demand, the DoT maritime facility maintains a waiting list.

Facilities that may have a wait list

  • Bunbury, Casuarina Boat Harbour moorings.
  • Bunbury, Casuarina Boat Harbour pens.
  • Exmouth boating facility.
  • Fremantle Challenger Harbour.
  • Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
  • Geraldton boating facility.
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Members of the public who wish to be considered for a long term (annual) vacancy in the pen/mooring system when one becomes available are able to put their name on the wait list.


A separate form is to be used for moorings in Mooring Control Areas (MCAs). Go to Mooring control area rules.

Wait list process

  1. If you would like to be on a wait list for a pen or mooring please contact us via the application form below.
  2. You will be assigned a wait list number. (example: CBH 001)
  3. Once a suitable pen/mooring is available, you will be contacted in writing by the Department. You will be given two-weeks to respond.
  4. If you do not respond within the 2 week period your name will automatically come off the wait list. You will need to re-apply to go on the wait list again.
  5. You will get a maximum of 2 offers within a year. If you decline both offers, your name will be removed from the wait list.

Need to come off the wait list?

If you are on a wait list, but have acquired a pen or mooring elsewhere, please notify the wait list facility and ask to have your name removed.

Mooring/pen contacts

Region Facility Office location Phone contact Email contact
Gascoyne Carnarvon Small Boat Harbour Department of Transport, Gascoyne, Harbour Road Carnarvon WA 6701 (08) 9941 8230 Email
Gascoyne Exmouth Boating Facility Department of Transport, 21 Maidstone Crescent Exmouth WA 6707 (08) 9216 8220 Email
Goldfields/Esperance Bandy Creek Boat Harbour, Esperance Department of Transport, Goldfields Esperance, Unit 4/35 Brookman Street Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (08) 9216 8099 Email
Great Southern Albany Waterfront Marina Department of Transport, Great Southern, Suite 2, 178 Stirling Terrace Albany WA 6330 (08) 9216 8520 Email
Great Southern Emu Point Boat Harbour, Albany   (08) 9216 8520 Email
Metropolitan Challenger Boat Harbour   (08) 9431 1020 Email
Metropolitan Two Rocks Marina Hillarys Boat Harbour, Level 1 Southside Drive Hillarys WA 6025 (08) 6241 5503 Email
Mid West Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton   (08) 9216 8170 Email
Mid West Jurien Bay Boat Harbour Department of Transport, Mid West, 65 Chapman Road, Geraldton WA 6530 (08) 9216 8170 Email
Mid West Kalbarri Maritime Facility   (08) 9216 8170 Email
Southwest Augusta Boat Harbour Department of Transport, South West, 24 Wellington Street Bunbury WA 6231 (08) 9216 8200 Email
Southwest Casuarina Boat Harbour, Bunbury   (08) 9216 8200 Email

  Augusta Volunteer Marine & Rescue Group

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
  C/- Post Office,
Augusta WA 6290
408 907 966 (08) 9758 1278 Email

  Boating facilities related links

  Coastal data related links

  Nautical charts and notices to mariners related links


Page last updated: Wed Feb 13 2019 9:28:40 AM