Bunbury 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.
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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
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
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.
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 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
|Number of pens||Lengths||Services|
Pens range from 10m to 20m
|Single phase power, CCTV, water, lighting, toilets, showers and laundry. Diesel fuelling facilities are also available on the service jetty.|
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See below for current fees at Bunbury Casuarina Boat Harbour for 2022-2023.
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.
|Fixed pen with walkway||$542.70|
|Fixed alongside berth||$542.70|
|User installed harbour swing mooring||$129.00|
3 months or more
|Fixed pen with walkway||$49.50|
|Fixed alongside berth||$49.50|
|User installed harbour swing mooring||$11.75|
|Fixed pen with walkway||$81.40|
|Fixed alongside berth||$81.40|
|User installed harbour swing mooring||$19.35|
|Fixed pen with walkway||$24.40|
|Fixed alongside berth||$24.40|
|User installed harbour swing mooring||$5.80|
Department installed and maintained swing mooring
|1 week or more per week paid in advance, per vessel||$208.80|
|per day, per vessel||$36.90|
Other facility fees
|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.
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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
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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.
Weather and conditions
Before heading out on the water be sure to check the current:
|Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Bunbury forecast|
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DoT has several resources to help you stay safe when out on the water.
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.
We provide a range of boating safety information on safety equipment, boating rules and marine radios and distress calls.
DoT publishes nautical charts of the WA coastline for use by recreational and commercial vessels.
See the Cape Peron to Albany nautical chart.
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.
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To find out more, contact the Bunbury Office on (08) 9216 8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org