Carnarvon Boat Harbour
Carnarvon Boat Harbour is an important hub for the commercial fishing industry and recreational boating community.
The boat harbour facilities include Bickley Wharf, a boat ramp, and two service jetties. There is also a range of boat pen and mooring options for recreational and commercial vessels.
Carnarvon is centrally located between the Shark Bay Heritage area and Ningaloo Reef, making it a great place to rest before continuing your journey north or south. It is also home to the world's largest sea grass bank, and the nearby Gascoyne River mouth is popular for fishing, swimming, wind surfing and kite surfing.
Find out more about the works to improve access to Carnarvon Fascine and upgrade the harbour.
Bickley land backed wharf
Bickley Wharf is a land backed wharf that caters for loading and unloading of commercial fishing vessels and provides single and three phase power, water and refuelling.
|Wharf load limits|
T service jetty
This concrete service jetty mainly caters for commercial vessels and provides single and three phase power, water and refuelling.
|Wharf load limits|
Snapper service jetty
This timber service jetty caters for smaller vessels and provides single and three phase power and water.
|Wharf load limits|
There is a boat ramp at Bickley Wharf and the T Jetty. It consists of 2 launching ramps with one side made of cement and the other being sand. Vehicle and trailer parking is available at the top of the ramp.
Diesel fuel is available at this facility. This service is provided by Bailey’s Marine Fuels and a fuel card is required.
Phone: 1300 224 539
Toilets are located adjacent to the T jetty.
There is a public car parking adjacent to the two service jetties. A secure gated carpark is also available for Jetty A boat pen users.
Expired flare disposal
Flare disposal is available nearby at the Department of Transport Carnarvon office. Find out more about flare disposal locations.
Waterway entrance channel
Latitude: -24.908 S
Longitude: 113.650 E
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Pens range from 10m to 25m.
Floating pens: single and three phase power and water
Fixed pens with walkways: single phase power and water
Pen without walkways: single and three phase power and water
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See below for current fees at Carnarvon Boat Harbour for 2022-2023.
Fixed and floating pens are charged per metre of pen length. The fixed alongside berths and pile moorings are charged per metre of the vessel length.
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST and should be paid in advance.
|Fixed pen without walkway||$366.80|
|Fixed pen with walkway||$401.20|
|Floating pen with walkway||$696.00|
|Fixed alongside berth||$481.30|
3 months or more
|Fixed pen without walkway||$33.45|
|Fixed pen with walkway||$36.60|
|Floating pen with walkway||$63.50|
|Fixed alongside berth||$43.90|
|Fixed pen without walkway||$55.00|
|Fixed pen with walkway||$60.20|
|Floating pen with walkway||$104.40|
|Fixed alongside berth||$72.20|
|Fixed pen without walkway||$16.50|
|Fixed pen with walkway||$18.05|
|Floating pen with walkway||$31.30|
|Fixed alongside berth||$21.65|
User installed and maintained harbour swing mooring
|3 months or more per month||$11.75|
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 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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Weather and conditions
Before heading out on the water be sure to check the current:
|Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Carnarvon forecast|
|BOM: Check the weather before you go out on the water|
DoT has several resources to help you stay safe when out on the water.
Cyclone community information sheet
This information sheet provides important information to help users of Carnarvon Maritime Facility during the lead up, impact and recovery from a tropical cyclone.
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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 Carnarvon to Shoal Point nautical charts.
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 Carnarvon harbour office on (08) 9216 8230 Option 4 or email Gascoyne@transport.wa.gov.au