The Garden Island Fishing and Aquatic Association is an incorporated body, originally established in 1958 to manage and protect the interests and property of the cottage owners on the North End of the Island. When the Armaments depot was established in Sulphur Bay the cottages were demolished and quite a few of their owners, rather than give up the “Island Life” started to holiday on board their boats. In 1981 the Association was resurrected to cater for the boating public who visit the Island. With interest by the boating public in visiting Garden Island rapidly increasing as southern metropolitan Perth expands, the need for a formal management policy for recreational boat mooring within the Controlled Naval Waters which surround Garden Island has been recognised. An Interim Mooring Management Policy was established in 1997 and following review, the Garden Island Recreational Moorings Management Policy (2005) for public mooring is the current policy which GIFAA’s Constitution and rules are formed under. Our aims are to preserve public access, the environment and the facilities that we enjoy today. There are no public moorings and use is not permitted without permission.


GIFAA Christmas Function

 This year we will be holding a function for all members to celebrate Christmas and the upcoming boating season.

Details for the event as follows –

Where:                  Mangles Bay Fishing Club
                                Lot 2 Pt Peron Rd

When:                    Saturday 2nd of December
                                3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (sundowner)

Cost:                       Members - $10 per adult, $5 per child
                                Non- Members $35

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A light meal will be provided and GIFAA will have a limited bar tab. There will be music (possibly a DJ), heaps of raffles and give-aways on the day so please bring the family and come down to mix with your fellow members and help to kick of the season.

Peter Fry
Garden Island Fishing & Aquatic Association (inc.)

Rafting of vessels is not permitted by order Superintendent of the Garden Island Naval Waters.

Skippers urged to be safe and take 30 Second Challenge

In an emergency on the water 30 seconds could be all the time skippers and passengers have to grab life-saving safety equipment.

The Department of Transport (DoT) wants those heading out on the water this summer to be prepared and is advocating skippers and passengers take the 30 Second Challenge which tests readiness for an emergency response on board a vessel. READMORE

Boats and trailers targeted in Transport’s pre-summer safety campaign

Skippers are being reminded of the need for regular maintenance of their vessel, trailer and safety equipment before heading out on the water this season.

The Department of Transport (DoT) will conduct weekend long campaigns targeting boat ramps north and south of the river over the next month to reinforce safe boating practice.

DoT Director Waterways Safety Chris Mather said the first of two campaigns involving marine and vehicle compliance officers would focus on boat ramps from Hillarys to Two Rocks next weekend (Nov 19 and 20, 2017) and the second, on December 2 and 3, 2017, would concentrate on launch sites from Woodman Point to Port Kennedy.

“To assist the boating community DoT produces a free BEST Check guide which identifies items under the headings boat, equipment, safety equipment and trailer to be maintained before each trip and lists items for an annual 45 point check,” Mr Mather said.

Another focus of each operation will be reinforcing the need for skippers to carry in-date flares.

Mr Mather said it was the responsibility of the skipper to ensure their vessel and trailer are properly maintained and that the required safety equipment is on board, in good order and accessible in an emergency.

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