Bunbury Casuarina Boat Harbour

Aerial photo of Casuarina Boat Harbour

Bunbury Casuarina Boat Harbour is located between Bunbury’s central business district, Outer Harbour and Koombana Bay, around 175 kilometres south of Perth. Access by sea is via the Outer Harbour, with clear passage between the land-backed wharf to the west.

The harbour offers calm waters, grassed and shaded areas and public toilets and BBQs, making it a popular spot for swimming, fishing and other aquatic activities.  

Boating facilities include a service jetty, 52 recreational and 5 commercial boat pens, swing moorings, slipway and two lane boat ramp, with ample parking for vehicles and boat trailers.

Find out more the ongoing improvements at Casuarina Boat Harbour and the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project. 

Harbour facilities

Service jetty

Wharf load limits
  • Berth load: Max 50 tonne displacement vessel berthing at a maximum of 0.3 m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°
  • Stack load: 700 kg/m²
  • Crane load: 5 tonnes gross weight
  • Vehicle load: M9 standard load

Fuelling facilities

Diesel is available on the service jetty. Fuel is provided by Baileys Marine Fuels Australia and 24 hour access is available with Baileys Marine Fuel Card. 
Phone: 1300 224 539
Email: baileys@ampol.com.au

Slipway and hardstand

Slipway, storage and maintenance facility are located at the entrance to the harbour. Slipway is operated by HSA Marine.
Phone: +61 477 070 018
Email: bunbury@hsamarine.com.au

Boat ramp

There is a newly refurbished two-lane boat ramp with universal access floating jetty and free car and boat trailer parking nearby. No wash down facilities available.

Toilets/showers

Public toilets are available on Jetty Road and additional toilet and shower blocks are provided for boat pen holders in the harbour’s multipurpose building.

Accessible and inclusive facilities and services 

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

  • Fishing platform
  • Car parking
  • Toilets and showers
  • Tactile pathways.

Bicycle facilities

Bicycle racks are available in front of the multipurpose building on Jetty Road.

Expired flare disposal

Flare disposal is available nearby at the Department of Transport Bunbury office. Find out more about flare disposal locations.

Waterway entrance channel

Latitude: -33.306 S

Longitude:115.648 E

  Boat pens

Number of pens Lengths Services
57 pens

Pens range from 10m to 20m

Options include:

  • 4x 12m CAT pens
  • 5x alongside 20m berth pens
Single phase power, CCTV, water, lighting, toilets, showers and laundry. Diesel fuelling facilities are also available on the service jetty.

Fees

See below for current fees at Bunbury Casuarina Boat Harbour.

Fixed pens with a walkway are charged per metre of pen length. The fixed alongside berth option, and, user installed and maintained harbour swing moorings are 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
Fixed pen with walkway $556.80
Fixed alongside berth $556.80

3 months or more per month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen with walkway $50.80
Fixed alongside berth $50.80

1 month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen with walkway $83.50
Fixed alongside berth $83.50

1 week

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen with walkway $25.05
Fixed alongside berth $25.05

User installed and maintained harbour swing mooring

Fee type Fee
12 months $139.20
3 months or more per month $12.70
1 month $20.90
1 week $6.25
1 day $2.80

Department installed and maintained swing mooring

Fee type Fee
1 week or more per week, per vessel $215.60
per day, per vessel $38.10

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 or harbour mooring

DoT’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 or harbour mooring 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 Casuarina Boat Harbour

  • Follow one of the harbour walking trails. 
  • Take a walk along the pathways on Jetty Road and look out across Casuarina Boat Harbour, Koombana Bay and the Indian Ocean.
  • Admire the refurbished Arrol Crane, once positioned on the old timber jetty which extended 590 metres from Jetty Road.
  • Catch dinner from the public fishing jetty in the Outer Harbour.
  • Spot a dolphin and experience the redeveloped Koombana Bay Foreshore on the way to the Dolphin Discovery Centre.
  • Take a charter from the harbour and wonder at the world above and beneath the waves at the Lena Wreck.
  • Enjoy the restaurants and cafes a stone’s throw from the harbour at the Marlston Waterfront.
  • Take in the sunset with the family at the playground and swimming beach on the southern corner of the harbour.
  • Launch your vessel and enjoy the water ski area near “The Plug” or go fishing in Outer Harbour.
  • Watch a twilight yacht race in summer from the beach or from the comfort of your car along Jetty Road.

  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 the Cape Peron to Albany nautical chart.

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.

Contact us

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

Page last updated: Thu Mar 21 2024 5:57:56 PM