Augusta Boat Harbour
Augusta Boat Harbour services the commercial fishing, charter and tourism industry and provides safe recreational boat launching facilities. Find out about facilities, fees and leasing a pen.
Plan your Augusta boating trip
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Augusta Boat Harbour is WA’s newest boat harbour, built by the Department of Transport and opened in 2014.
Located south of the town centre at Flinders Bay, the harbour is an important business and community hub servicing the commercial fishing, charter and tourism industry and provides safe launching facilities for smaller craft.
Great ideas for your next harbour experience:
- Follow one of the harbour walking trails. Download the map below.
- Spot a whale during the migration months from June to September from the harbour’s viewing platform.
- See the annual Blessing of the Fleet and Community Market Day – always on the June long weekend.
- Buy some seafood direct from a vessel alongside Service Jetty.
- Stop and enjoy the view from one of the facility BBQs, grassed seating areas or the shaded pavilion.
- Enjoy the interpretive artwork at the harbour.
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Mooring and pen waitlists and contacts
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 metropolitan areas such as Fremantle and Two Rocks Marina, as well as regional areas including the Mid-West, South West 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 (2019/2020).
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 six 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.
Wait list process
- If you would like to be on a wait list for a pen or mooring please contact us via the application form below.
- You will be assigned a wait list number. (example: CBH 001)
- Once a suitable pen/mooring is available, you will be contacted in writing by the Department. You will be given two-weeks to respond.
- If you do not respond within the two week period your name will automatically come off the wait list. You will need to re-apply to go on the wait list again.
- You will get a maximum of two offers within a year. If you decline both offers, your name will be removed from the wait list.
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|How to apply for a pen or mooring wait list (application form)||Kb|
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.
|Region||Facility||Office location||Phone contact||Email contact|
|Gascoyne||Carnarvon Small Boat Harbour||Department of Transport, Gascoyne, Harbour Road Carnarvon WA 6701||(08) 9216 8230|
|Gascoyne||Exmouth Boating Facility||Department of Transport, 21 Maidstone Crescent Exmouth WA 6707||(08) 9216 8220|
|Goldfields/Esperance||Bandy Creek Boat Harbour, Esperance||Department of Transport, Great Southern, Suite 2, 178 Stirling Terrace Albany WA 6330||(08) 9216 8520|
|Great Southern||Albany Waterfront Marina||Department of Transport, Great Southern, Suite 2, 178 Stirling Terrace Albany WA 6330||(08) 9216 8520|
|Great Southern||Emu Point Boat Harbour, Albany||(08) 9216 8520|
|Metropolitan||Challenger Boat Harbour||(08) 9431 1020|
|Metropolitan||Two Rocks Marina||Hillarys Boat Harbour, Level 1 Southside Drive Hillarys WA 6025||(08) 6241 5503|
|Mid West||Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton||(08) 9216 8170|
|Mid West||Jurien Bay Boat Harbour||Department of Transport, Mid West, 65 Chapman Road, Geraldton WA 6530||(08) 9216 8170|
|Mid West||Kalbarri Maritime Facility||(08) 9216 8170|
|Southwest||Augusta Boat Harbour||Department of Transport, South West, 24 Wellington Street Bunbury WA 6231||(08) 9216 8200|
|Southwest||Casuarina Boat Harbour, Bunbury||(08) 9216 8200|
Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges (2021/2022)
For information regarding fees and charges applying until 30 June 2022 at DoT maritime facilities, please refer to the documents below. For information regarding fees and charges to be applied from 1 July 2022, please refer to Maritime facilities: Schedule of marine fees and charges (2022/2023).
|Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges (2021/2022)||Kb|
|Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges – Frequently Asked Questions (2021/2022)||Kb|
|Use of DoT service jetties and wharves (2021/2022)||Kb|
The 'Maritime facilities: Schedule of marine fees and charges' document contains fees and vessel accommodation information on numerous DoT managed facilities, including the following;
- Ferry licence fees.
- Fuel wharfage fees.
- General notes.
- Jetty and mooring area licence fees.
- Statewide fees.
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 the Department of Transport's website.
Augusta historical wave data
Historical wave data
The table below shows the dates during which wave data was collected at various locations around Augusta.
Legend: A = Analogue, D = Digital
|Location No.||Depth||Latitude (S)||Longitude (E)||Installed||Removed||Format|
|26||8 metres||34° 22' 30"||115° 09' 16"||14/05/1987||22/09/1990||A|
|30||10 metres||34° 21' 59"||115° 10' 10"||02/09/1988||22/02/1990||A|
|32||13 metres||34° 19' 39"||115° 12' 46"||05/10/1989||13/11/1990||A|
Tide predictions and resources
Find out about annual tide predictions at various locations along Western Australia's coast. All data provided is subject to DoT's disclaimer, conditions of use and copyright policy.
Bureau of Meteorology resources
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) offers a range of tide related information:
|Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Interactive tide map|
|Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature and currents|
|Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature analysis|
|Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): The wind across Australia|
About the weather and wave information on this page
All information is provided to the public subject to the Department of Transport's disclaimer, privacy, copyright and conditions of use policy.
Weather information is gathered from the Bureau of Meteorology website.
The wave climate at any location can be, and usually is, a combination of sea and swell and is often referred to as the total wave.
The graphs provide information on sea waves and swell waves. They are updated as near to real-time as possible.
The near real-time wave data is downloaded from recording sites and graphics created for the web using software developed by Tremarfon Pty Ltd.