About this place
The breathtaking beauty beneath Busselton Jetty is hard to beat. On a calm, clear day, you can look down to see thousands of fish swirling around the piles.
Snorkel, or dive, and you will be surrounded by enormous schools of yellowtail, Australian herring and longfin pike. Juvenile globefish congregate in groups of a dozen or more, sometimes hiding the branches of telesto corals that protrude from the piles. Schools of old wives cruise around with western talma, leatherjackets and wrasse as they pick invertebrates from the timbers. Young dusky morwong, bighead gurnard perch, anglerfish, wobbegongs, rays and occasionally seadragons shelter in the algae and seagrasses around the jetty.
The Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory was opened in 2002 allowing visitors to view the marine life and to learn about the ecosystem through displays, videos and talks. With piles within a metre of the viewing windows, everyone can experience the wonder of this fascinating underwater world. Busselton Jetty is operated by a non-profit community organisation known as the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association. All profits contribute to jetty maintenance and improvements. To find out more visit their website.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
We recognise and acknowledge members of the South West Boojarah and Harris Family native title groups claims to traditional owners of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.