Busselton Jetty

The Busselton Jetty is one of the most recognisable icons in Western Australia. It currently stands at 1.8km in length extending over the protected Geographe Bay making it the longest wooden piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The Jetty is now used exclusively for tourism and recreation but it has a full and historic past as a working jetty.

Construction of the Busselton Jetty began in 1865. Beginning as a mere 161 metres with an additional 131 metres being added in 1875.  Further extensions were made throughout the following 150 years creating the remarkable 1.8 kilometre length.

The Busselton Jetty officially closed as a Port in 1973 and following a decline in funding and the significant impacts of Cyclone Alby in 1978, parts of the Jetty fell into dis-repair. A community group, formerly known as Busselton Jetty Environmental and Conservation Association (BJECA) was formed in 1987 to raise funds for restoration and maintenance resulting in maintenance of the Jetty structure, establishment of the train service and construction of the Underwater Observatory and Interpretive Centre.

In 2011 a $27 million refurbishment of the jetty structure was completed with $24 million contributed by the Western Australian State Government with the balance contributed by the City of Busselton and BJECA. The Jetty is now managed by a not-for-profit organisation, Busselton Jetty Incorporated.

Further information on the Busselton Jetty can be found at the official Busselton Jetty website.

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