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Hillarys Harbour contains over 400 boat pens, a service wharf, 6 boat ramps, and a boat lifting and maintenance facility. Hillarys also has a number of universal access and mobility infrastructure to ensure that all users, regardless of ability, are able

  Plan your Hillarys boating trip

Download our boating guide and check the weather forecast before heading out on the water. Find out more about boating safety and planning your trip.

MAC_G_Boating_North-Metro.pdf icon North Metropolitan boating guide Kb
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Scarborough forecast
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Check the weather before you go out on the water

  Hillarys Boat Harbour facilities

MAC_FS_Hillarys_Boat_Harbour.pdf icon Hillarys Boat Harbour (Fact sheet) Kb
MAC-IS-Hillarys-About.pdf icon Hillarys Boat Harbour: About the harbour Kb
MAC-M-Hillarys-AccessMobility-.pdf icon Hillarys access and mobility map Kb
MAC_P_Hillarys_Boat_HarbourMgmtPlan.pdf icon Hillarys Boat Harbour: Management plan 2018 Kb
MAC-P-HillarysBH_VAP.pdf icon Hillarys Boat Harbour: Vessel accommodation plan Kb
MAC_P_F_Vessel_Accommodation_Application.pdf icon Vessel accommodation application Kb
MAC_P_Vessel_Accommodation_Agreement_TandCs.pdf icon Vessel accommodation agreement T&C's Kb
MAC_G_ElectGasInsurance.pdf icon Electrical, gas and insurance requirements: Transport operated maritime facilities Kb
MAC_PO_LiveOnboard.pdf icon Live onboard policy Kb

  Facility management

MAC_I_Hillarys_Boat_Harbour_Signage_Policy.pdf icon Hillarys Boat Harbour signs policy Kb
MAC_P_Hillarys_Boat_Harbour_Style_Guidelines.pdf icon Hillarys Boat Harbour Style Guidelines Kb

  Hillarys traffic changes

Hillarys Boat Ramp access changes

To address unsafe queuing on surrounding roads, access to the boat ramp at Hillarys Boat Harbour is changing.

Only Whitfords Avenue and Northside Drive will be access points for skippers. There will no longer be access to the ramp via the internal Southside Drive roundabout.  

The change is based on user feedback and traffic modelling and aims to make queuing safer. The monitored traffic change will see traffic controllers in place 17-18 April 2021 and 24-26 April 2021.

Contact Harbour Management 

Phone: (08) 9216 8529 | Mob: 0418 912 036

MAC_Hillarys_Boat_ramp_monitored_traffic_change_map.pdf icon Hillarys boat ramp traffic changes map Kb

  Harbour experiences

Hillarys Boat Harbour is a unique destination in Perth’s north combining a working harbour and marina with retail, dining and entertainment options along with family friendly recreation opportunities.

The endless activities on site and the resort accommodation make Hillarys the perfect place to take a break or visit.

Great ideas for your next harbour experience:

  • Follow one of the harbour walking trails. Download the map below.
  • Visit one of the beaches, launch your kayak or hire a paddle board.
  • Enjoy a picnic on the lawns.
  • Fish from the breakwater.
  • Admire the sunset from the lighthouse.
  • Launch your boat and enjoy a day on the water.
  • Grab an ice-cream, drink or meal from the many cafes, restaurants and food outlets.
  • Visit the many retailers offering a range of services and a friendly, relaxed shopping experience. Visit the Hillarys Boat Harbour website to find out more.
MAC_P_Hillarys_Bike_Parking.pdf icon Bicycle Parking Hillarys Boat Harbour Kb
MAC-P-HillarysBH_Walking_Trail.pdf icon Hillarys Walking Trail Kb
External Link Hillarys Boat Harbour

  Project: Hillarys Boat Harbour upgrade

Work on the $1.2 million extension of the northern car park at Hillarys Boat Harbour to add extra bays to the popular destination has been completed.

For more information visit the Hillarys Boat Harbour upgrade page.

  Mooring/pen availability and contacts

Boating pens promotion
Boating pens promotion

Boat pens are available at Department of Transports metropolitan and regional boating facilities providing a secure, convenient option to easily access your favourite boating destination.

The Department of Transport has vacant pens available in metropolitan areas such as Fremantle and Two Rocks Marina, as well as regional areas including the Mid-West, South West and Great Southern.

Pens range in size from 8 to 25 metres. Having your own pen will provide you with a safe and convenient facility for your boat with secure access giving you more time on the water.

For information relating to fees and charges applying to pens, please refer to the Schedule of maritime facilities fees and charges (2019/2020).

Wait lists

The Department of Transport manages boat harbours and other maritime facilities for small craft around the state. Vessel accommodation offered at each maritime facility is different, and may include pens, swing or pile moorings, or a mix of both. There will usually be different size pens or moorings available at each facility, catering for vessels from six metres upwards.

Vessel accommodation is always in high demand. Where the number of pens/moorings available is not sufficient to satisfy demand, the DoT maritime facility maintains a waiting list.

Facilities that may have a wait list

  • Bunbury, Casuarina Boat Harbour moorings.
  • Bunbury, Casuarina Boat Harbour pens.
  • Exmouth boating facility.
  • Fremantle Challenger Harbour.
  • Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
  • Geraldton boating facility.
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Members of the public who wish to be considered for a long term (annual) vacancy in the pen/mooring system when one becomes available are able to put their name on the wait list.

Wait list process

  1. If you would like to be on a wait list for a pen or mooring please contact us via the application form below.
  2. You will be assigned a wait list number. (example: CBH 001)
  3. Once a suitable pen/mooring is available, you will be contacted in writing by the Department. You will be given two-weeks to respond.
  4. If you do not respond within the two week period your name will automatically come off the wait list. You will need to re-apply to go on the wait list again.
  5. You will get a maximum of two offers within a year. If you decline both offers, your name will be removed from the wait list.
MAC_P_PenMoorings_BunburyCasuarinaBH_Waitlist.pdf icon Casuarina Bunbury Boat Harbour wait list Kb
MAC_F_ApplyPenMooringWaitlist.pdf icon How to apply for a pen or mooring wait list (application form) Kb

Need to come off the wait list?

If you are on a wait list, but have acquired a pen or mooring elsewhere, please notify the wait list facility and ask to have your name removed.

Mooring/pen contacts

Region Facility Office location Phone contact Email contact
Gascoyne Carnarvon Small Boat Harbour Department of Transport, Gascoyne, Harbour Road Carnarvon WA 6701 (08) 9216 8230 Email
Gascoyne Exmouth Boating Facility Department of Transport, 21 Maidstone Crescent Exmouth WA 6707 (08) 9216 8220 Email
Goldfields/Esperance Bandy Creek Boat Harbour, Esperance Department of Transport, Goldfields Esperance, Unit 4/35 Brookman Street Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (08) 9216 8099 Email
Great Southern Albany Waterfront Marina Department of Transport, Great Southern, Suite 2, 178 Stirling Terrace Albany WA 6330 (08) 9216 8520 Email
Great Southern Emu Point Boat Harbour, Albany   (08) 9216 8520 Email
Metropolitan Challenger Boat Harbour   (08) 9431 1020 Email
Metropolitan Two Rocks Marina Hillarys Boat Harbour, Level 1 Southside Drive Hillarys WA 6025 (08) 6241 5503 Email
Mid West Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton   (08) 9216 8170 Email
Mid West Jurien Bay Boat Harbour Department of Transport, Mid West, 65 Chapman Road, Geraldton WA 6530 (08) 9216 8170 Email
Mid West Kalbarri Maritime Facility   (08) 9216 8170 Email
Southwest Augusta Boat Harbour Department of Transport, South West, 24 Wellington Street Bunbury WA 6231 (08) 9216 8200 Email
Southwest Casuarina Boat Harbour, Bunbury   (08) 9216 8200 Email

  Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges (2021/2022)

For information regarding fees and charges to be applied from 1 July 2021, refer to the documents below:

MAC_G_Fees_MaritimeFacilities2021-22.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges (2021/2022) Kb
MAC_G_Fees_FAQ_MaritimeFacilities2021-22.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges – Frequently Asked Questions (2021/2022) Kb
MAC_G_UseDoTJettyWharf2021-22.pdf icon Use of DoT service jetties and wharves (2021/2022) Kb
MAC_G_VesselAccommTypes2021-22.pdf icon Vessel accommodation types (2021/2022) Kb

The 'Maritime facilities: Schedule of marine fees and charges' document contains fees and vessel accommodation information on numerous DoT managed facilities, including the following;

  • Ferry licence fees.
  • Fuel wharfage fees.
  • General notes.
  • Jetty and mooring area licence fees.
  • Statewide fees.

  Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group Inc.

Opens in a new window Whitfords Sea Rescue
Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
1 Boat Harbour Quays,
Ocean Reef WA 6027
(08) 9401 3757

  Tide predictions and resources

Find out about annual tide predictions at various locations along Western Australia's coast. All data provided is subject to DoT's disclaimer, conditions of use and copyright policy.

MAR_P_2021_Tide_Predictions_by_Location_WA.pdf icon 2021: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2020.pdf icon 2020: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2019.pdf icon 2019: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2018.pdf icon 2018: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2017.pdf icon 2017: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2016.pdf icon 2016: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2015.pdf icon 2015: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2014.pdf icon 2014: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb

Bureau of Meteorology resources

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) offers a range of tide related information:

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Interactive tide map
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature and currents
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature analysis
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): The wind across Australia

  About the weather and wave information on this page

All information is provided to the public subject to the Department of Transport's disclaimer, privacy, copyright and conditions of use policy.


Weather information is gathered from the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Wave information

The wave climate at any location can be, and usually is, a combination of sea and swell and is often referred to as the total wave.

The graphs provide information on sea waves and swell waves. They are updated as near to real-time as possible.

The near real-time wave data is downloaded from recording sites and graphics created for the web using software developed by Tremarfon Pty Ltd.

External Link Marine Safety Tasmania: MetEye - Weather forecasting tool from the BOM (video)
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Terminology

  Commercial Charter Vessel Code of Conduct

The Commercial Charter Vessel Code of Conduct has been developed in Partnership with Marine Tourism WA, DoT and the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

The Code covers the Swan Canning Riverpark and the Metropolitan Coastline from Port Kennedy to Two Rocks.

The Code clearly outlines roles and responsibilities of various agencies involved in the regulation of commercial charter industry vessels including DoT, DBCA the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries and WA Water Police. 


MAC_Charter_Vessel_Code_of_Conduct_2019.pdf icon Commercial Charter Vessel Code of Conduct Kb


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