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Rottnest Island

Volunteer Events

Rottnest Society - Working Weekends

The Rottnest Society working weekends are open to non-members. Costs are minimal and there is usually fantastic participation. For further information and bookings visit

Rottnest Society's working weekends over 2014:
5th, 6th
May 17th, 18th
June 28th, 29th
August 2nd, 3rd

Conservation Volunteers Australia - Coastal Volunteer Week

Conservation Volunteers

"Come for an eco-holiday on Rottnest Island and help to preserve this iconic spot by assisting in various activities, including fencing, planting, dune rehabilitation, green stock maintenance and seawall painting. These activities encourage the ongoing upkeep of this heritage effort, increase the success rate of previously planted coastal vegetation, enhance the biodiversity of flora species, prevent erosion and assist with the overall ecological health of the island ecosystem.” (Conservation Volunteers Australia).

Conservation Volunteer Australia working weekends over 2014:

Week 1  May 26th-30th 
Week 2  June 9th-13th
Week 3  June 16th-20th

For more information on these volunteer opportunities please contact the Rottnest Island Authority Volunteer Coordinator, or (08) 9372 9736.

Group Beach Clean Ups

Groups looking to engage in community service while visiting Rottnest Island are encouraged to participate in beach clean ups. Beach clean up kits can be borrowed from the Rottnest Island Authority, and are designed to contribute data to the Tangaroa Blue Foundation's Australian Marine Debris Initiative. Each kit contains a clipboard, data sheets, rubbish bags, 20  sets of gloves and a marine debris identification manual.  Clean ups take around 1½ hours to complete.        

Beach clean up

 Did you know 6 million tonnes of debris enter the oceans each year?

Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative uses data collected from beach clean ups to trace the most commonly found items back to their source. By utilising this data, Tangaroa’s aim is to influence the design or use of these items to prevent them from entering our oceans in the first place.For more information about Tangaroa Blue Foundation visit To arrange a beach clean up please contact RIA staff: or (08) 9372 9777.