Recreational boating

Find out everything you need to know about recreational boating in Western Australia, including safety and regulations, voyage planning, vessel registration, maintenance, and the Recreational Skipper's Ticket.

Boat renewal payments

If you have received a renewal account notice, you can pay by credit card using Pay Online, part of DoTDirect, your services access point. Your renewal account number is located on the boat renewal notice.

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 Aquatic events

Here you can access information on what is an aquatic event and how you can apply for an aquatic event.

 Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)

We conduct regular aquatic reviews to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of WA's important waterways.

 Boat registration

Find out about how to register and transfer a vessel, the BoatCode, Hull Identification Numbers and Australian Builders Plate.

 Boating guides and activities

Find out about safety and rules related to watersports in Western Australia, including diving, water skiing, tow-in surfing and personal watercraft.

 Boating emergencies and incidents

Find out what to do in emergencies and incidents, such as marine transport spills, emergency situations, navigation hazards and aid faults.

 Boating safety

Find out about safety equipment for your boat, such as anchors, bailers or bilge pumps, emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs), flares, fire extinguishers, radios and lifejackets.


Find out about current exemptions from marine safety legislation requirements.

 Fireworks display

In order to conduct a fireworks display on or over navigable waters, you will need to submit an application form to close waters.

 Planning your trip

Find out how to plan for your boat trip, including what you need to bring and how to operate a boat trailer. Also remember to set up an emergency contact before your leave.

 Recreational Skipper's Ticket (RST)

Find out about the Recreational Skipper's Ticket.
Page last updated: Tue Jan 14 2020 2:31:12 PM