Cockatoo Is WA Pty Ltd


Cockatoo Is has spent considerable time and resources to ensure that Cockatoo Island marine facilities in the heart of the Buccaneer Archipelago is now open to operators. However, operators are asked to ensure that they follow the rules and guidelines laid out below:


Cockatoo Is WA Pty Ltd.(the Island Operator and administrator) accepts no responsibility for the care or safety of any person, vessel or other property within or on the Cockatoo Islands marine facilities. All persons visiting and/or bringing their vessels into Cockatoo Island waters do so at their own risk and agree to abide by these Marine rules and indemnify the Operator for any loss caused by that person or vessel.


Cockatoo Islands marine facility is defined by:

  • All of Collins Cover including its beaches and water ways.
  • Infrastructure including Fueling facilities wharf laydown areas and workshops.
  • Collins Cove Moorings and anchorage.
  • See Cockatoo Island map / charts for further information.
  • No other part of Cockatoo Island may be used for marine activities or landing.


All persons within the Cockatoo marine facilities, and the owners of all vessels or other property within the marine facility shall observe all directions given to them by the facility manager.

The island manager can direct any person to leave the facility and any person who fails to comply with such a direction shall be treated as a trespasser on the marina.

The island manager’s decision on all matters is final. The island manager can act through a representative.


All vessel owners and visitors within this facility must comply with the Cockatoo Island Rules & Regulations in force (as amended from time to time) and as laid out in this Marine Information document MI20 and Island Information II20.

Vessel owners who breach any of these facility Rules or any Cockatoo Island Rules & Regulations may have their Operators permit canceled.

Guests of the vessel owner who breach any of these Rules or any Cockatoo Island Rules & Regulations may be asked to leave this facility and Cockatoo Island.

Contractors of the vessel owner who breach any of these Marina Rules or any Cockatoo Island Rules & Regulations will be suspended or banned from working within the Marina and/or on Cockatoo Island.


The berthing / mooring / anchoring period is 11:00am to 11:00am. Additional charges will apply if the vessel checks in or departs outside these times.

Only vessels in seaworthy condition and under their own power will be admitted to the facility. All vessels must be registered, identified, marked, equipped and maintained as required by law and safe boating practice.

Upon a vessel entering the facility it shall immediately be subject to the direction of island Staff and shall be berthed or anchored only where ordered and maneuvered as directed. No change of berth anchorage shall be made without the express permission of the facility manager.


All vessels within this facility must have current public liability insurance against liability for any loss or damage to property and for the death or injury to any person caused by, through or in connection with the vessel for an insured amount of at least $10,000,000 and comprehensive insurance to the replacement value of the vessel which includes full salvage cost and environmental clean-up with an insurer approved by the island Manager. A copy of that insurance policy and annual renewal of that policy must be provided to the island Manager upon request.


Fueling shall only take place at the designated fuel dock subject to strict instruction from Facility management. Fueling is subject to weather and tides conditions.

Berthing at the fuel dock for purposes other than fueling is strictly prohibited.

Bulk fuel supplies over 5,000 litres can and should be arranged in advance with the facilities Manager.

The person in charge of the vessel is responsible for ensuring that no environmental harm is caused by the spilling of fuel or oil during fueling. Any incidents must immediately be reported to island Staff who will determine any steps necessary to rectify any problems.


Refuse, garbage and plastic bags shall not be thrown overboard, but must be removed from the island by each vessel. No disposal facility is available in the island.

disposal of oil and fuel is not available at this facility.

Poisonous, noxious, dangerous or offensive substances or things (including without limitation oil, spirits, inflammables, oily bilge refuse, toilet and shower effluent) must not be discharged into any part of this facility. Any pollution or discharge must immediately be reported to facility Staff who will determine any Steps necessary to rectify any problems.

Any oil leaks must be contained by a suitable method and the collected oils must be removed from this facility by each vessel operator. Any such incident must immediately be reported to facility Staff.

Any unattended vessel found to be leaking oil or fuel or discharging bilge or sullage water in this facility will be dealt with in the following manner:

the vessel owner will be notified immediately by phone to rectify the fault immediately; and

absorbent pads, oil booms or bunds (where applicable) will be placed by the vessel owner to collect spillage at the vessel owner’s cost.


Major repairs or refit (including construction works, welding, metal grinding or cutting and spray painting) are strictly prohibited within the facility. Vessels requiring major works need to make arrangements outside this facility.

Minor repairs, internal painting, mechanical adjustment, varnishing epoxy and electrical work are permitted within this facility provided the work does not interfere with normal operations, create an annoyance to other berth occupiers or is adverse to the environment.

Hull maintenance activities which release toxic pollutants into the marine environment (including scraping, sanding, pressure washing and painting) are prohibited and are offences under Western Australian legislation.

The use of sanders and scrapers must be contained on the vessel and vacuumed to avoid pollution and soiling of other vessels. The facility Manager may direct the vessel owner and/or their contractors to stop sanding or scraping if the facility Manager deems such work should be undertaken outside this facility.

Vessel owners who engage contractors outside businesses approved to conduct work within this facility must inform the Cockatoo Is Office of the contractor details.

All contractors working within this facility must provide the facility Manager with copies of their current insurance policies and are required to be inducted to the facilities WH&S procedures prior to working within this facility.


All vessels are to be fitted with adequate and up to date firefighting appliances.

Use of firefighting hoses for any purpose other than firefighting is prohibited without prior consent of the facility Manager.

Adequate mooring lines for the vessel’s size and weight are the responsibility of and at the cost of the vessel owner and are to be kept in a satisfactory and safe condition. Replacement lines, plus the labor to attach them, will be charged to the vessel owner if deemed necessary by the facility Manager for the safety of the vessel, in particular during extreme or cyclonic weather conditions.

It is the sole responsibility of the vessel owner, when leaving their vessel within this facility, to ensure all seacock’s are closed, gas and fuel are turned off and bilge pump and battery switches are clearly labeled.

A maximum speed limit of 4 knots is to be observed when departing or entering this facility. The facility Manager has the right to remove a vessel from its berth in the case of an emergency that threatens the safety of any person, or this facility.

A vessel must not be maneuvered in any way as to create a danger, impediment, obstacle or inconvenience to other facility users.


Tenders must be stored either onboard their vessel or completely within the confines of Colin Cove beach and 3m from the high tide mark. Tenders must be secured so that they do not create an obstruction to a neighboring vessels or beach users.


The hardware of this facility is not to be interfered with in any way.



Northern half of Western Australia (including Cockatoo Island) is subject to extreme tidal conditions. It is the responsibility of each operator to make themselves aware of local tidal movements. Local tide times and weather conditions available on our website

November to April is the wet season in the northern half of Western Australia (including Cockatoo Island) bringing with it the risk of tropical cyclones. Severe cyclones can cause widespread damage, injury and loss of life.

Given the uncertainty and unpredictability of damage created by individual cyclones, operators in or visiting cyclone sensitive regions are urged to apply extreme caution with regard to exposing workers and passengers to the dangers associated with cyclones.

Commercial operators in a cyclone prone-area must have an emergency plan, which includes evacuation and cyclone shelter considerations. Cockatoo Island’s cyclone shelter is located at the air strip, this shelter must be treated as a last resort if you cannot evacuate the Island.


The use of mobile phone boosters is strictly prohibited within this facility.

The Telecommunications (Prohibition of Mobile Phone Boosters) Declaration 2011 (the Declaration) prohibits the operation or supply, or the possession for the purpose of operation or supply, of mobile phone boosters which are designed or intended to be used in connection with the supply of public mobile telecommunication services. Under the Declaration, anyone found in possession of a booster may face a fine of up to $220,000.


Cockatoo Island WA Marine facility is privately-owned. Cockatoo Is Resort is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep, therefore revenue received from the usage fees contributes to the cost associated with;

  • Statutory government charges and fees
  • Maintain marine plant and equipment
  • Maintenance of laydown areas workshops and surrounding grounds.
  • Essential infrastructure and services, including water, wastewater, electricity, waste, communications, community buildings and area, emergency management, environmental management.
  • Mariner insurances (public and General)
  • Statutory Inspections including moorings
  • Ground staff

17. 2020 FEES

The below fees apply to the 2020 period and must be paid in advance complete with an approved Movement Request form (MR20).

  • Mooring- below 15m Vessels LOA $38 per day. Above 15m Vessels LOA but not above 35m Vessels LOA $70 per day.
  • Cockatoo Is dingy transfers boats to Collins Cove beach. $65 each way (maximum 6 people)
  • Per day is defined as 1100hrs to 1100hrs WST.
  • Payment method is detailed on the MR20.


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