Augusta Boat Harbour

Augusta Boat Harbour services the fishing, charter and tourism industry and provides safe boat launching facilities. Find out about facilities, fees and boat pens.

Augusta Boat Harbour was opened in 2014 to service recreational and commercial boating, fishing, and the charter and tourism industries. 

The harbour has steadily grown with investment from the aquaculture industry and eco-tourism and is well known as a tourist departure point for whale watching cruises and a popular location for community events, including the Gourmet Escape and Blessing of the Fleet. 

The harbour has BBQs and a spacious grassed area perfect for picnics. Spectacular views of Flinders Bay can be seen from the harbour entrance road lookout.

Boating facilities include 40 boat pens, four lane boat ramp, well equipped service jetty, toilets, and showers.

Harbour facilities

Service jetty

The 50 metre jetty provides single and three phase power, water, lighting and a fire hose reel.

Wharf load limits
  • Berth load: Maximum 50 tonne displacement 25 metre vessel berthing at 0.3 m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°.
  • Mooring load: Based on ultimate design wind speed of 30 m/s, for the above design vessel.
  • Stack load: 1500 kg/m2
  • Crane load: 20 tonne point load capacity with 4 metre outrigger spacing.

Boat ramp

There is a four-lane boat ramp with floating jetties and car and boat trailer parking. No wash down facility available.

Toilets/showers

Public toilets are available and additional toilet and shower blocks provided for boat pen holders.

Accessible and inclusive facilities and services

Augusta Boat Harbour provides purpose-built facilities for people with disability, their families and carers and friends including:

  • Universal access pontoon
  • Car parking
  • Toilets and showers
  • Tactile pathways.

Bicycle facilities

Bicycle racks are available throughout the harbour. 

Expired flare disposal

Flare disposal is available nearby at the Augusta Volunteer Marine and Rescue Group, Lot 244 Leeuwin Road, Augusta. Find out more about flare disposal locations.

Waterway entrance channel

Latitude: -34.991 S 
Longitude: 117.946 E

Boat pens

Number of pens Lengths Services
40 pens

Pens range from 10m to 20 metres

Single phase and three phase power, CCTV, water, lighting, toilets, and showers. 

Fees

See below for current fees at Augusta Boat Harbour.

Floating pens with a walkway are charged per metre of pen length. The floating alongside berth option is charged per metre of the vessel length.

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST and should be paid in advance.

12 months

Fee type Fee
Floating pen with walkway $696.00
Floating alongside berth $696.00

3 months or more per month

Fee type Fee
Floating pen with walkway $63.50
Floating alongside berth $63.50

1 month

Fee type Fee
Floating pen with walkway $104.40
Floating alongside berth $104.40

1 week

Fee type Fee
Floating pen with walkway $31.30
Floating alongside berth $31.30

Other facility fees

Fee type Fee
Electricity supply - metered COST
Water supply - metered COST
Rubbish removal - including any not placed in supplied bins or containers not removed; waste oil in excess of 150 litres; or rubbish from source other than fee paying vessel. COST

Service jetty fees

There are fees and conditions for use for service jetties and wharves at DoT managed maritime facilities.  
Find out more about service jetty and wharf fees.

Apply for a boat pen

The Department of Transport's vessel accommodation is offered on a casual, short term and long term basis and is always in high demand.

Submit the enquiry form to find out if a pen is available.

 

Ready to apply?

Once you have spoken with one of our Harbour Officers to confirm availability, fill in either the waitlist or vessel accommodation application form below and familiarise yourself with important terms and conditions.

  Things to do at Augusta Boat Harbour

There is plenty to see and do at Augusta Boat Harbour. Here are some ideas for your next visit:  

  • 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 the 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.

 

Useful resources

DoT has several resources to help you stay safe when out on the water.

Deckee

Deckee is a free app to help you plan your next boating trip. The app helps you keep informed with location-based data, safety alerts, access to the coast cams, weather forecasts and other information while you're on your boat. Download Deckee before you go.

Boating safety

We provide a range of boating safety information on safety equipment, boating rules and marine radios and distress calls.

Nautical charts

DoT publishes nautical charts of the WA coastline for use by recreational and commercial vessels.

See Cape Peron to Albany nautical charts

Boating guides

Our boating guides provide local marine safety information, including boating hazards, speed restrictions, personal watercraft, water ski and closed water areas. Download a guide below or visit the boating guides page for more resources.

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.

Contact us

To find out more, contact the Bunbury Office on (08) 9216 8200 or email southwest@transport.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: Mon Feb 19 2024 8:58:51 AM