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Boating and fishing

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Heading out on the water

In our extensive waterways, a boat is a fantastic way to experience the best Rockingham has to offer.

There are many recreational boat launching facilities along the Rockingham coast, as well as public jetties, courtesy boat moorings and excellent beach fishing locations.

Some areas of the Shoalwater Island Marine Park, particularly the Sanctuary Zones are off limits to recreational fishing and boating.

For information regarding demersal fishing and crabbing seasons in local waters, size limits and other restrictions visit the Department of Fisheries website.

The Department of Transport website has a wealth of information on boating, including;

  • marine safety
  • coastal data and navigation charts
  • recreational skipper's ticket
  • Mangles Bay private and public moorings​.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I purchase or use the moorings in Mangles Bay (Cockburn Sound) and Safety Bay (Warnbro Sound)?

Mooring enquiries for Mangles Bay can be made to the Department of Transport Marine Safety 9435 7500 or navigation.safety@transport.wa.gov.au. Mooring enquiries for Safety Bay can be made to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – Swan Coastal District on 9303 7700.

Where do I report vessels which have washed ashore?

Please contact the Department of Transport Marine Safety on 9435 7500 or navigation.safety@transport.wa.gov.au.

Where do I report jetty or boat ramp damage? 

Please contact the City’s Coastal Engineering Officer via email to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Where can I get information on boating exclusion zones?

Please contact the Department of Transport Marine Safety on 9435 7500 or navigation.safety@transport.wa.gov.au.

Where can I get information/approval for short term jetty berthing harbour during storm events?

Please contact the City’s Coastal Engineering Officer via email to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.