A network of coastal planning and management stakeholders in the South West of WA.

Vision: To care for and protect the coastal environment by supporting stakeholders to share information, strengthen relationships and address priority coastal management issues between Mandurah and Walpole in the South West region of Western Australia.

What do we do?

Plan and facilitate coastal stakeholder forums.

Compile and share practical and constructive information regarding coastal planning and management.

Develop, strengthen and maintain a strong coastal stakeholder network.

Advocate for positive change to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Coastal Management

See Strategic Plan (2017 -2020) here


Coast SWaP currently seeking Coast Swap Committee Members!

Are you interested in coastal and marine areas?

Are you already or willing to become a Volunteer or wanting work experience in the coastal management field?

Join us! Coast SWaP is currently seeking new Coast Swap Committee Members! Contact us for more information.

Thank you to Chiara and Jackie


Thank you and best wishes from Coast SWaP Committee to two volunteers moving on from active roles on the Committee, Jackie Nichol and Chiara Danese!

The effort put in over the past two years has seen Coast SWaP develop a new Strategy, win a Coastal Award and Membership Database developed.

How can you be involved?

New members welcome! Join our SW Coastal Stakeholder Network by contacting secretary@coastswap.org.au.

What do you know? Please share any relevant, practical coastal planning and mangement information with us and we'll happily get it out there to our 200 strong network. The main aim of the website is to build knowledge and capacity of coastal stakeholders so if that's you please sign your group up so you can receive this info and join in the discussions.

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2020 Coastal Forums – Postponed

17th Feb 2020

The coastal stakeholder forums are the foundation of CoastSWaP, the objectives of these are to provide an opportunity for key coastal planners and managers to share up to date information...

2018 Coastal Case Studies

11th Jul 2018

Coast SWaP has released three new coastal focused Case Studies

2017 Coastal Award for Excellence – Community Group – Winner

11th Jul 2018

Coastswap has received the Community Group Award and Special Commendation in the Coastal Champion Award at the State NRM and Coastal Conference 2017. Well done Blair Darvill for all the...

Forums 2016 – A Lot Gained

16th Feb 2017

Stakeholders at the 2016 Capes Coastal Forum Fifty people from thirty eight groups attended the five coastal stakeholder forums held late last year by CoastSWaP between Mandurah and Walpole. Local...

WA Landcare Awards

15th Apr 2015

The Western Australian Landcare Awards opened on the 23 March 2015.  The Awards have been running for 25 years and recognise the many achievements of Landcare across a number of...

Tangaroa Blue WA Beach Cleanup Report

14th Apr 2015

See Executive Summary below, for the full report click here: 2014 marked the tenth anniversary of the West Australian Beach Clean-Up event. This annual report has been prepared as a...

Coastwest Grants 2015 / 16 OPEN

14th Apr 2015

On Monday the 14th of April Coastwest announced the opening of their 2015 / 16 Grants. Coastwest Grants are provided by the Western Australian Planning Commission to support projects designed as...

Coastlines Autumn 2015

14th Apr 2015

Coastwest has just released the autumn 2015 edition of coastlines, the articles include south west representations such as a summary of the PNP and CoastSWaP Coastal Climate Change Information Sessions,...

What’s the catch?

07th Dec 2014

A very insightful, informative and inspiring SBS documentary focusing on shark fishing in Australia and around the world. Matthew Evans goes to the very source to seek answers from both...

CoastSWaP Locks in Forums for 2015

04th Dec 2014

CoastSWaP has been successful in obtaining funding through the 2014/15 round of Coastwest grants, this will enable us to conduct a full series of eight sub-regional forums throughout the Southwest...