Beach grade locations


The intent of the recreational water classification system is to provide current and historical information to assist recreational water users to make an informed decision about participating in direct water contact recreational activities.

Despite Department of Health’s best efforts to classify recreational swimming sites accurately, each site classification is only as accurate as the information that is obtained or has been provided to us.

In addition, local conditions and circumstances can change within relatively short timeframes, and therefore, the Department cannot guarantee that bacterial water quality will always reflect the assigned classification. Consequently, we do not accept responsibility for any decisions, advice, or actions that is given or made based solely in accordance with the site classification information provided on this webpage.

This webpage should help guide (not determine) individual swimming and recreational water choices. We emphasis that the final decision for deciding whether it is safe to swim at a particular recreational swimming spot at any given time will always be yours.

Metropolitan locations

Beach grades (provisional) have been determined for the following locations:





Regional locations

Beach grades for most regional locations listed as follows are detailed in Recreational Waters - Bacterial Monitoring Program - REGIONAL - Site Status Overview: 2008 – 2014 (PDF 104KB).

Beach grades for the Abrolhos Islands are detailed separately below.


  • Harvey Dam – Shire of Harvey


  • Hardy Inlet – Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • Wilson Inlet – Shire of Denmark


  • Lake Brockman (Logue Brook) – Shire of Harvey
  • Lake Navarino (Waroona Dam) – Shire of Waroona
  • Lake Towerrinning – Shire of West Arthur


  • Abrolhos Islands (PDF 70 KB) – Department of Fisheries
  • Albany – City of Albany (No data available)
  • Augusta - Flinders Bay – Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • Binningup – Shire of Harvey
  • Bunbury – Geographe Bay – City of Bunbury
  • Busselton - Geographe Bay – City of Busselton
  • Capel - Geographe Bay – Shire of Capel
  • Carnarvon – Shire of Carnarvon
  • Cervantes – Shire of Dandaragan
  • Esperance – Shire of Esperance
  • Exmouth – Shire of Exmouth
  • Geraldton  – City of Greater Geraldton
  • Gnarabup – Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • Gracetown – Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • Jurien Bay – Shire of Dandaragan
  • Mandurah – City of Mandurah
  • Myalup – Shire of Harvey


  • Blackwood River - Molloy Island – Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • Capel River – Shire of Capel
  • Denmark River – Shire of Denmark
  • Ellendale Pool – City of Greater Geraldton
  • Greenough River – City of Greater Geraldton
  • Margaret River – Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • Moore River - Guilderton – Shire of Gingin
  • Murray River – Shire of Murray
  • Preston River – Shire of Capel

More information

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    Address: Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Tce, Shenton Park
    Phone: 9388 4999
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