Boat Mooring and Jetty Pen Rentals

The Rottnest Island Authority has a variety of marine hire facilities to accommodate different types and sizes of vessels.  These include swing moorings (7m – 40m), jetty pens (7.5m -16m) and beach pen (7.5m). 

These facilities are rented on a 24hrs basis 10.00am to 10.00am, and bookings can be made up to three calendar months + 6 nights in advance. Visitors booking beach and jetty pens need to supply their own mooring lines. Please be aware that during school holidays, Christmas and special events these facilities are in heavy demand.

Click here to book your marine hire facilities using our online booking system.  You will need your vessel registration details, beam, draft and tonnage details, and also be asked to confirm your insurance details. Booking online allows you to complete the transaction online and the Rangers receive your booking advice.  You will just need to take your booking confirmation advice with you.

Should you be unable to access the internet or are not comfortable with booking online, please contact Rottnest Island Reservations (+61 8 9432 9111) Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm. If a booking is made over the phone, you will be required to attend the Visitor Centre on Rottnest Island on arrival to sign the relevant terms and conditions. This is not required for those who have booked online.

We have recently installed tablets in the Visitors Centre (VC) to assist with rental mooring bookings. We encourage you to use these, especially during peak times at the VC. 

Mooring Map Information

Swing Mooring Rentals

Moorings to suit vessels of various sizes are available in Thomson, Geordie and Longreach Bays per day from 10am - 10am. Please note that moorings are not to be used until mooring rental fee has been paid. Use of moorings or pens without permission can incur an on-the-spot fine.

  • Thomson Bay 33 swing moorings  8m-40m
  • Geordie Bay 4 swing moorings 8m–14m
  • Longreach Bay 4 swing moorings 12m-14m

Jetty Pen Rentals

Pens are available on three jetties in Thomson Bay. You will need to supply your own mooring lines.

  • Stark Jetty (located north of the main ferry jetty) has 5 pens suitable for cabin cruiser type vessels of approximately 7 metres with a maximum draft of 0.5 metres.
  • Fuel Jetty (south of the ferry jetty) has 7 pens suitable for craft to approximately 7 metres, and 13 pens for larger craft from 12 to 16 metres. Several have sufficient draft to accommodate yachts. There are also a 2x 20 minute loading areas and Fuel is available from this Jetty.  
  • Hotel Jetty has 6 pens of up to 8.0 metres configured 3 per side. The “T” section of the jetty is a 20 minute loading area only. 8.0 metre vessels are permitted to tie up to the other mooring points along either side of the jetty closer to the beach for a maximum 2 hour stay between 6am and midnight.
  • Bathurst Beach Pens Mediterranean-style system of beach pens are available on the beachfront in the north (Bathurst) area of Thomson Bay, for vessels up to 7.5 metres with a shallow draft. 30 beach pens are available.

Rental Mooring and Jetty Pen Fees (from July 2018)

Low Shoulder High Holiday Peak
Beach Pens 7.5m $17.00 $37.00 $43.00 $43.00
Small Jetty Pens 7.5m $17.00 $37.00 $43.00 $43.00
Large Jetty Pens 16m $24.00 $48.00 $60.50 $60.50
Hotel Jetty Pens 8m  $24.00 $48.00 $60.50 $60.50
Swing Mooring <15m $24.00 $48.00 $65.50 $70.50
Swing Mooring 15m to 20m $47.00 $72.50 $105.50 $115.00
Swing Mooring 20m to 40m $71.00 $97.00 $143.00 $143.00

See seasonal dates below:

See Marine Hire Facilities Terms and Conditions

Group Events - Advanced bookings

Bookings for marine rental facilities can be made in advance of three months for those groups who have registered an event with the Rottnest Island Authority.  Please contact the Events Coordinator to register your event on +61 8 9432 9300.