Fishing Boat Harbour

The Fishing Boat Harbour (FBH) is situated to the west of the commercial shipping harbour. The harbour has 152 permanent and short-term pens situated along the North and North West Breakwater, South and South East side of the Fishing Boat Harbour. These pens will generally accommodate boats from 8 metres to 23 metres overall, with a draft not exceeding 3.5 metres. Maximum length of vessel entering the harbour should be 35 metres and maximum draft of 3.5 metres. For vessels operating at drafts in excess of 3.2 metres tidal information is available from the Harbour Master.   Attention is drawn to maximum draft parameters published by the Mid West Ports Authority and amended from time to time.    

Fishing Boat Harbour Channel

Navigable depths in the FBH range between 3.0m and 7.5m (LAT). There is a 3.0m shoal which is NOT marked or identified by an AToN.

Depths shallower than 3.0m can be expected close to embankments, wharfs, pilons, jettys and other structures.

A PDF version of the hydrographic survey July 2019 is available on the ports website (for reference only, not to be used for navigation).

Vessels with drafts deeper than 3.5 metres require written permission from the Harbour Master.

The standard maximum size vessel permitted in the FBH is 35m LOA. Vessels exceeding 35m LOA require written permission from the Harbour Master.

Fishermen's Wharf

The Fishermen’s Wharf consists of a main wharf approximately 98 metres in length, a fuel berth of approximately 55 metres.  Depths of water alongside wharf vary from 1.5 metres to in excess of 4 metres.

Water points, electric power, fuelling points and lighting is provided.

Vessels should be manned at all times, unless prior approval has been sort by MWPA.

Diesel Refueling Facility

A Bailey's Marine Fuel card operated diesel fueling facility is located on the Fishermen's Wharf, with four pump outlets spread along the wharf.

The facility is owned by the MWPA and leased to Bailey's Marine Fuels Australia.

Diesel Refueling Facility Manager Bailey's Marine Fuels Australia
Phone 1300 224 539
Email baileysbunkers@caltex.com.au

Tami Lift Facilities and Hard Stand Areas

Two (2) Tami Lift and hard stand facilities are available:

  • 1 x 80 tonne lifter and hard stand - Geraldton Fishermen's Co-Operative Ltd - (08) 9965 9045; and
  • 1 x 200 tonne lifter and hard stand - Geraldton Boat Lifters Ltd - 0477 939 770

Small Craft Facilities

In the FBH area are boat repair yards, marine provision stores, marine electricians, mechanical and hydraulic repair services.

Fishing Boat Harbour Charges

The Main Wharf and Short Service Jetty may be available for short term use.   Berthage charges will apply, regardless of arrival and departure time.

The Long Service Jetty is a private jetty and should not be used without approval from the licensee.    

Fishing Boat Harbour Charges

Pen Size / Payment Options

3 days

7 Days

30 Days

90 Days

Annual

6M.

$100

$155

$505

$920

$3,360

10M.

$110

$255

$840

$1,535

$5,600

12M.

$135

$305

$1,010

$1,840

$6,710

14M.

$155

$355

$1,180

$2,145

$7,830

15M.

$165

$380

$1,260

$2,300

$8,390

16M.

$180

$405

$1,345

$2,450

$8,950

18M.

$200

$455

$1,515

$2,760

$10,070

20M.

$220

$505

$1,680

$3,065

$11,190

21M.

$235

$530

$1,765

$3,220

$11,750

22M.

$245

$555

$1,850

$3,370

$12,310

25M.

$275

$630

$2,100

$3,830

$13,990

For further details and information on Fishing Boat Harbour charges, services and vessel accommodation facilities contact;

Fishing Boat Harbour and General Enquires:

Paula Hopkins / Trade Officer  
P:         0419 656 255
E:         paula.hopkins@midwestports.com.au

Pen Enquires:

Sam Ottersen / Trace Assistant
P:         08 9965 0587
E:         sam.ottersen@midwestports.com.au

Trading Terms:

*    Payment by credit card on application of pen

**   Annual fees shall be paid within 14 days of issuing. Fees that are not paid within the trading terms shall be recalculated to the actual duration paid.

Scheduled Rates:

Potential port users may direct any further queries in relation to scheduled standard and miscellaneous port charges to our Trade Department.

 trade@midwestports.com.au

08 9964 0520

Fishing Boat Harbour Pen Plan

Mooring Pens (Permanent and Short Term)

At present 156 pens are situated along the North and North West Breakwater, South and South East side of the Fishing Boat Harbour. These pens will generally accommodate boats from 8 metres to 23 metres overall, with a draft not exceeding 2 metres.

Maximum size 35 metres at maximum draft of 3.8 metres. For vessels operating at drafts in excess of 3.2 metres tidal information is available from the Harbour Master. Attention is drawn to maximum draft parameters published by the Mid West Ports Authority and amended from time to time.

Priority to pens is given to commercial fishing vessels. Private vessels may be allocated a pen if one is available, however they risk having this pen taken back should it be required for a commercial vessel.

Private vessels are permanently catered for at the Department of Transport Marina and the Geraldton Yacht Club pens in the Batavia Coast Marina.

Batavia Coast Marina information

Mooring pens are in high demand for both Long Term (i.e. permanent) and Short Term; bookings are essential. For queries in relation to pen availability please contact Mid West Ports Authority Reception on (08) 9964 0520.

Application for Pen Licence (including terms and conditions)

Schedule of Tariffs (refer to 'Pen Fees')

Fishing Boat Harbour Pen Plan

Notice to Surrender Pen Licence