MASWA's purpose is to strive to protect and promote the interests of Western Australian marine aquarists by observing and upholding the official objects of the society.
(1) To act as an information resource for Western Australian and Australian marine aquarists.
(2) To bring the marine aquarium hobby together within Western Australia, to allow growth and sharing of knowledge and expertise.
(3) To work with all relevant organisations, both state, national and international, in order to:
- Educate, inform, and support best practices for sustainability, and
- Encourage captive propagation and thereby encourage advances in marine aquarium husbandry and further reduce collection impact on the environment.
(4) To offer assistance to hobbyist, being part the establishment and ongoing administration of the Marine Aquarium Societies of Australia (MASA).
(5) To actively promote sustainable practices in the hobby, including, but not limited to:
- Captive propagation, both recreationally and commercially, and
- Drastic reductions in mortality rates during collection, handling and holding animals within the commercial sphere of the hobby.
(6) To act as a political voice at both the state and federal level on issues pertaining to marine aquarium keeping.
(7) To provide common online resources to enhance the feeling of community amongst reef keepers.