Kalbarri Maritime Facility

Aerial view of Kalbarri Maritime Facility and surrounding infrastructure.

The Kalbarri Maritime Facility is located close to the Murchison River ocean entrance, providing easy access to the Indian Ocean. 

The facility includes a land backed wharf, jetty and fuelling facility. There are 32 secure and convenient boat pens available for commercial and recreational vessels.

The parking, public toilets, and a boat ramp are operated by the Shire of Northampton.

Kalbarri is a small fishing town and a popular holiday destination renowned for its coastal scenery, national park, fishing, swimming and whale watching. 


Service jetty

There is a service jetty that provides lighting, single and three phase power, water, and fuelling facility.

Wharf load limits
  • Berth load: 50 tonne displacement vessel berthing at a maximum of 0.3 m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°
  • Stack load: 750 kg/m²
  • Crane load: 20 tonne lifting capacity
  • Vehicle load: total 18 tonne gross

Land back wharf

The concrete wharf is located between the jetty and boat pens and provides lighting, power and water.

Boat ramp

There is a single lane boat ramp, floating universal access pontoon and sealed car and boat trailer park to the northeast of the boat pens that is operated by the Shire of Northampton. 

Fuelling facility

Fuel is available from the service jetty. This service is provided by Baileys Marine Fuels. A Baileys fuel card is required.
Phone: 1300 224 539
Email: baileys@ampol.com.au


There is a sealed public car park adjacent to the boat pens.  


There a public toilet block located to the south-east of the service jetty

Expired flare disposal

Flare disposal is available nearby at the Kalbarri Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group, Grey Street, Kalbarri. Find out more about flare disposal locations.

Waterway entrance channel

Latitude: -27.708 S Longitude: 114.159 E

Boat pens

Number of pens Lengths Services
32 pens

Options include:

  • 4x 12m pen
  • 4x 15m pen
  • 20x 18m pen
  • 4 alongside berth pens
Single and three phase power, lighting and water.

Fees and charges (2023/2024)

See below for current fees at Kalbarri Maritime Facility.

Fixed pens with a walkway are charged per metre of pen length. The fixed alongside berths 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 with walkway $505.55
Fixed alongside berth $505.55

3 months or more per month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen with walkway $46.15
Fixed alongside berth $46.15

1 month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen with walkway $75.85
Fixed alongside berth $75.85

1 week

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen with walkway $22.75
Fixed alongside berth $22.75

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.

Fees and charges (2024/2025)

Please refer to the documents below for information regarding the fees and charges to be applied from 1 July 2024.

Apply for a boat pen

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.


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 Geraldton office on (08) 9216 8170 or email MidWest@transport.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: Fri May 3 2024 3:26:31 PM