Recreational boating

Find out everything you need to know about recreational boating in Western Australia, including safety and regulations, voyage planning, vessel registration, maintenance, and the Recreational Skipper's Ticket.

Boat renewal payments

If you have received a renewal account notice, you can pay by credit card using Pay Online, part of DoTDirect, your services access point. Your renewal account number is located on the boat renewal notice.

Boating Communities newsletter registration


Aquatic calendar and events


Read more about: Aquatic calendar and events

Here you can access the aquatic calendar and information on holding an aquatic event.

Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)


Read more about: Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)

The Department of Transport conducts regular aquatic reviews to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of our important waterways.

Boat registration


Read more about: Boat registration

Find out about recreational boat and trailer registration.

Boating activities


Read more about: Boating activities

Find out about safety and rules related to watersports, including diving, water skiing, tow-in surfing and personal watercraft.

Boating emergencies and incidents


Read more about: Boating emergencies and incidents

Find out about marine emergencies and incidents in Western Australia.

Boating guides


Read more about: Boating guides

Find out about popular boating locations, marine safety information including boating hazards, facilities, speed restricted areas, water-ski, PWC and closed water areas.

Boating safety


Read more about: Boating safety

Find out about the safety equipment you will need on board your boat including EPIRBs, flares, fire extinguishers and lifejackets.

Maintaining your boat


Read more about: Maintaining your boat

A well-maintained vessel is basic to safety at sea. Poor motor maintenance alone is responsible for thousands of calls for assistance each year.

Marine education for schools


Read more about: Marine education for schools

Find out about the marine safety education programs that the Department's Marine Boatshed runs for schools and other educational institutions.

Planning your trip


Read more about: Planning your trip

Find out how to plan for your boat trip, including what you need to bring and how to operate a boat trailer.

Recreation boating fees and payments


Read more about: Recreation boating fees and payments

Find out about fees and charges for recreational boating in WA, and how to pay.

Recreational rules and regulations


Read more about: Recreational rules and regulations

Find out about general rules and regulations, rules of the road and specific rules relating to sewage, diving, personal watercraft, tow-in surfing and water skiing.

Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST)


Read more about: Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST)

Find out if you need a Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST) and how to get one. Information on RST equivalents is also provided here.

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