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Augusta Boat Harbour

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

Augusta Boat Harbour

Augusta Boat Harbour location

  Plan your Augusta boating trip

Download our boating guide and check the weather forecast before heading out on the water. Find out more about boating safety and planning your trip.

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  Augusta Boat Harbour facilities

MAC-P-AugustaBH_VAP.pdf icon Augusta Boat Harbour: Vessel accommodation plan 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

  Harbour experiences

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.


MAC_M_Augusta_Walking_Map.pdf icon Augusta walking trail map Kb

  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 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).

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 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

  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 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.
  5. 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.
MAC_P_PenMoorings_BunburyCasuarinaBH_Waitlist.pdf icon Casuarina Bunbury Boat Harbour wait list Kb
MAC_F_ApplyPenMooringWaitlist.pdf icon 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.

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) 9216 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

  Maritime facilities: schedule of fees and charges (2020/2021)

In recognition of the current economic environment DoT has not increased vessel accommodation fees in 2020-21, and invoicing for vessel accommodation will reflect 2019-20 charges.  For further information regarding fees and charges applying from 1 July 2020 at DoT maritime facilities, please refer to the documents below.

MAC_G_Fees_MaritimeFacilities2021.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_Fees_FAQ_MaritimeFacilities2021.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges – Frequently Asked Questions (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_UseDoTJettyWharf2021.pdf icon Use of DoT service jetties and wharves (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_VesselAccommTypes2021.pdf icon Vessel accommodation types (2020/2021) 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.

  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

  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 the Department of Transport's 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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  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.

MAC_P_TidesComb2020.pdf icon 2020: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2019.pdf icon 2019: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2018.pdf icon 2018: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2017.pdf icon 2017: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2016.pdf icon 2016: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2015.pdf icon 2015: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2014.pdf icon 2014: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb

Bureau of Meteorology resources

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) offers a range of tide related information:

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Interactive tide map
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature and currents
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature analysis
Opens in a new window 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.

Wave information

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.

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External Link Marine Safety Tasmania: MetEye - Weather forecasting tool from the BOM (video)


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