Update for Boaties from Dept. Transport

This is new information from DOT Marine Safety WA as of today. April 7th 2020.

COVID-19 update for WA boaties, paddlers, windsurfers and kiteboarders

This Easter, the Department of Transport is urging boat owners to stay at home, where you can, and to play your role in limiting the spread of COVID-19 by postponing unnecessary boating activity.

The advice is very clear – you should stay in your home where you can to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and from potentially spreading the disease. Only leave for essential activities such as work, shopping for food, exercise or medical appointments.

If your boating needs are essential and you decide to go out, social distancing rules apply – at the boat ramp and on your boat. You should only be on your boat with no more than one other person; or with family who ordinarily live in the same household as you.

If you windsurf, kite-board, kayak or paddle and consider it essential for your well being, please observe social distancing. Visit our website for all the current information.

We all need to do what is right for our community at this time, and support our Marine Officers, WA Police and Marine Rescue volunteers who do a vital job and carry out essential work in the boating community.

Keep an eye on our social media or visit https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/aboutus/covid-19-faqs.asp to stay up to date.