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.

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

Notice of Special General Meeting

I hereby give notice that the Garden Island Fishing & Aquatic Association (Inc) will hold a Special General Meeting on Saturday 21st July 2018 at the Cockburn Power Boat Association, 37 Jervoise Bay Cove, Munster in the upstairs function room. The meeting will commence at 4:00 pm

The purpose of the meeting will be to vote on the required changes to our constitution.

The Government of Western Australia, Department of Commerce Consumer Protection requires that all incorporated associations are required to review and where necessary update their rules (often known as the constitution) to ensure the document complies with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the Act).

A group of members and committee has spent the last 18 months reviewing our current constitution and we have now developed a draft that includes all of the required updates and will ensure that we are fully compliant with the new rules.

A copy of the draft constitution is available for download on the Notices of Motions page.

Please note: Any submissions to amend the draft must be delivered in writing and addressed to the secretary, Garden Island Fishing and Aquatic association. All correspondence must be received no later than 5:00 pm Friday 8th June.

All members are encouraged to attend but remember you must be a current financial member to be eligible to vote at the meeting.

A Christmas in July function will be held immediately after the meeting for all members and partners. More details on this will be communicated at a later date.

To assist with our preparation if you will be attending the meeting please rsvp to:

Peter Fry
Garden Island Fishing and Aquatic Association (Inc)



Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) There has been an increase in the use of RPA (commonly known as drones) at the island. The committee would like to remind all members that the operation of RPA in the mooring areas is not acceptable. This is due to several reasons, firstly the operation of RPA comes under the control of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Full regulations can be downloaded from the CASA website Regulation 8 is the one that covers drone usage when other people are present: 8. Directions relating to the operation of RPA near people

(1) I direct that a person controlling an RPA must ensure that the aircraft is not operated less than 30 m from a person unless the person has duties essential to the control or navigation of the aircraft.

(2) For subregulation (1), the distance of 30 m is measured in every direction from the point on the ground directly below the aircraft

Secondly and perhaps more of a security matter, much of Garden Island has restrictions due to ammunition storage and flight path locations.


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