Carnarvon Boat Harbour

Drone image of Carnarvon Boat Harbour and surrounding buildings.

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.  
 

Harbour facilities

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
  • Berth load: Maximum 200 tonne displacement vessel berthing at 0.3m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°.
  • Stack load: 2000kg/m2
  • Crane load:
    • 10 tonne mobile crane with 20 tonne jack load over min 1.2m x 1.2m pad. Minimum clear distance from jack centres to sheet pile face is 2 metres. 
    • 5 tonne excavator. Minimum clear distance to sheet pile face is 1 metre.
  • Vehicle load: T44 standard vehicle load.

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
  • Berth load: Maximum 300 tonne displacement vessel berthing at 0.3m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°. 
  • Stack load: 2000kg/m2
  • Crane load: 5 tonne crane MOD 410 Senior BLH Austin-Western with a 6.7 metre work radius.
  • Vehicle load: MS18 standard semi trailer load.

Snapper service jetty

This timber service jetty caters for smaller vessels and provides single and three phase power and water. 

Wharf load limits
  • Berth load:Maximum 50 tonne displacement vessel berthing at 0.3m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°. 
  • Stack load: 750kg/m2.
  • Crane load: BHB mobilift TC35 5 tonne crane 
  • Vehicle load: M9 standard truck load.

Boat ramp

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.

Fuelling facility

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
Email: baileys@ampol.com.au

Toilets

Toilets are located adjacent to the T jetty. 

Parking 

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

  Boat pens

Number of pens Lengths Services
26 pens

Pens range from 10m to 25m.

Options include:

  • 2x 18m pens
  • 3x 12m floating pen
  • 1x 15m floating pen
  • 1x 11m floating pen
  • 1x 10m floating pen
  • 5x 12m pen without walkway
  • 2x 15m fixed pen with walkway
  • 6x 12-14m CAT pen

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 

Fees

See below for current fees at Carnarvon Boat Harbour.

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.
 

12 months

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $415.40
Fixed pen with walkway $454.35
Floating pen with walkway $696.00
Fixed alongside berth $545.05
Pile mooring $255.15

3 months or more per month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $37.90
Fixed pen with walkway $41.45
Floating pen with walkway $63.50
Fixed alongside berth $49.75
Pile mooring $23.30

1 month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $62.30
Fixed pen with walkway $68.15
Floating pen with walkway $104.40
Fixed alongside berth $81.75
Pile mooring $38.25

1 week

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $18.70
Fixed pen with walkway $20.45
Floating pen with walkway $31.30
Fixed alongside berth $24.50
Pile mooring $11.50

User installed and maintained harbour swing mooring

Fee type Fee
12 months $139.20
3 months or more per month $12.70
1 month $20.90
1 week $6.25
1 day $2.80

Other facility fees

Fee type Fee
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.

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.

Useful resources

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.

 

Deckee

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.

Boating safety

We provide a range of boating safety information on safety equipment, boating rules and marine radios and distress calls.

Nautical charts

DoT publishes nautical charts of the WA coastline for use by recreational and commercial vessels. 

See Carnarvon to Shoal Point nautical charts.

Boating guides

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.

Contact us

To find out more, contact the Carnarvon harbour office on (08) 9216 8230 Option 4 or email Gascoyne@transport.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: Thu Mar 21 2024 5:57:56 PM