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 WAís 100,000 recreational boat owners, or simply enjoy the Stateís waterways using other craft, find out what you need to know from our frequently asked questions below.
Can I go boating?
Yes, recreational boating is allowed throughout WA without passenger limits (other than the loading capacity of a vessel). When boating, donít 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.
What are the rules for commercial vessels?
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.