Licensed Moorings & Permits FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Rottnest Island mooring system.

  • Can you moor at Rottnest Island?

    Private vessels and commercial vessels can moor at Wadjemup / Rottnest Island. Boat users are recommended to review all options for information about how to access moorings.

  • How many moorings are there at Rottnest Island?

    There are just over 800 licensed moorings at the island. For those who are not licensees or authorised users, there are 47 offshore swing moorings, 47 jetty pens, and 25 beach pens available for hire.

  • How do I get a mooring at Rottnest Island?

    The process for accessing a mooring at Rottnest Island varies depending on the type of mooring required. For mooring hire options, visit the Hire a Swing Mooring page and the Casual User Moorings page. To learn more about becoming a mooring licensee, visit the Licensed Moorings page.

  • How long can you stay on moorings?

    Rented moorings can be hired for a 24-hour period, starting at 10 am and concluding at 10 am the next day. They can be booked 100 days ahead of your arrival date. Visit the Hire a Swing Mooring page for further information.

  • What colour are the public moorings?

    Rottnest Island Authority swing moorings have green buoys and are available for hire to private vessel owners or commercial vessel operators. Visit the Hire a Swing Mooring page for further information.

  • Is there a map for moorings at Rottnest Island?

     Yes, maps are available in both PDF and interactive versions. Visit the Marine Maps page to access them and additional maps detailing individual marine zones.