Frequently Asked Questions

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Is parking free?

Yes. There is free short-term vehicle parking on the southern side of the harbour and free overnight vehicle parking on the northern side of the harbour (excluding boat trailers).

How much does trailer parking cost?

Daily boat trailer parking costs $9.10. An annual trailer parking pass is available for $145.30 and can be purchased from the DoT Harbour Management office at 86 Southside Drive between 8:30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

How do I contact a store at Hillarys?

The majority of retail stores are part of Hillarys Boardwalk and Sorrento Quay. Retail stores outside of these complexes include:

Check out our store directory for a quick snapshot.

When is AQWA open?

AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia is open from 9am–4pm 7 days a week. Tickets can be booked via their website.

Is there accommodation at Hillarys?

Yes. You can make a booking to stay at Hillarys Harbour Resort. You can also stay in the harbour overnight in your boat – see here for more information.

Where can I hold a function?

Function rooms are available at Hillarys Yacht Club, AQWA and The Breakwater.

Can I book a boat pen?

Marine pen enquiries must be made through the Department of Transport or Hillarys Yacht Club.

When does the ferry depart to Rottnest?

Rottnest Fast Ferries departs Hillarys daily at 7.30am, 10am and 3pm. See here for more information on return times or to book tickets.

Can I book a charter boat?

A number of charter boat businesses operate from the harbour including:

Are fireworks planned for 2021?

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, there are no fireworks planned for 2021.

Is there a lost property facility?

Please email us with your details and a description of the item/s you have misplaced. We will contact you should your item be located.

Can I bring my pet to Hillarys?

No. Due to safety and health reasons, pets are not permitted at Hillarys.

Can I fly a drone at Hillarys?

The use of drones is not permitted in the harbour.

Can I consume alcohol on the grassed areas?

Hillarys Boat Harbour is an alcohol free venue. The consumption of alcohol is only permitted within licenced premises.

Are there lockers at the harbour?

Yes. Baggage storage lockers are located at the entrance of the public toilets at the southern beach and can be hired from $8 for 4 hours.

How do I apply for a fishing licence?

Applications for recreational fishing licences can be made online here. Or you can visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development – Fisheries office at 39 Northside Drive, Hillarys