FAQs: Have a Question About Jet Skis?

If you’re considering buying or perhaps hiring a jet ski in Western Australia then below is a selection of answers to questions frequently asked about jet skis.

Jet skits on the beach

3. Do I need a license to ride a jet Ski in WA?

Yes, in Western Australia you must have a Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST) to drive a Jet Ski, or what is formally known as a Personal Water Craft (PWC).

2. How old do you need to be to drive a Jet Ski?

In Western Australia, you have to be at least 14 years of age if you wish to drive a jet ski, but at this age, conditions apply. That being that between the age of 14-16 years you can only drive a jet ski at a maximum of 8 knots and can only drive it during daylight hours. After the age of 16 years, these restrictions are removed.

For more information refer to the PWC page on the Department of Transport website.

3. What do people mean when they say no Freestyling

When it comes to jet skis, freestyling is a term that is used by when the jet ski is driven in a way that another boat or vessel in the water would be unable to predict your speed in the direction you’re traveling in, or more importantly, to avoid crashing into you. Examples of freestyling in a jet ski include:

  • performing doughnuts or racing around in tight circles;
  • Jumping wakes or a wave whilst trying to become airborne;
  • Performing hops or jumps; and
  • Sharp turns with the aim of spinning the jet ski.

4. Can you hire Jet Skis?

Yes, there are a number of jet ski hire and tour companies in Western Australia. Below are a few that are worth checking out:

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