Recreational boating advice
Find out about the WA Government's directions regarding recreational boating during COVID-19.
We know you love to get out on the water. If you're one of WA’s 100,000 recreational boat owners, or simply enjoy the State’s waterways using other craft, find out what you need to know from our frequently asked questions below.
Yes, recreational boating is allowed throughout WA without passenger limits (other than the loading capacity of a vessel). When boating, don’t forget to maintain good personal hygiene, this includes using hand sanitiser where there is contact with shared surfaces.
Safety should be your priority so remember to tell someone where you are going, check the weather conditions and wear a lifejacket. Get the Deckee boating app for up to date information about boating throughout WA.
Be courteous at the ramp, maintain physical distancing and good personal hygiene at all times and use hand sanitiser where there is contact with shared surfaces.
On commercial vessels, including fishing charters and tourism vessels, and also boats used for the purposes of transport (e.g. ferries) everyone should maintain physical distancing, where possible, and practise good personal hygiene. You are also required to wear a mask while indoors.