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Rottnest Island


Rottnest Island Authority accommodation can now be booked approximately 18 months ahead of arrival and peak periods are no longer balloted.

Accommodation bookings arriving after December 25 2015 will be booked by accommodation type only. Your accommodation number will be emailed to you approximately 3 weeks prior to your arrival date.

The list below indicates from what date bookings can be made into the future:

Book for the month:     Bookings open:        
December 2015 1 July 2014
January 2016 1 August 2014
February 2016 1 September 2014
March 2016 1 October 2014
April 2016 3 November 2014  
May 2016 1 December 2014
June 2016 2 January 2015  
July 2016 2 February 2015  
August 2016 3 March 2015
September 2016 1 April 2015
October 2016 1 May 2015
November 2016 2 June 2015
December 2016 1 July 2015
January 2017 3 August 2015


Bookings can be made online or by telephone through the Rottnest Island Reservations team.

For more detailed information on accommodation booking dates available for specific accommodation locations:

2015 January Stay Periods and Pricing
2015 Easter Stay Periods and Pricing
2015 December Stay Periods and Pricing
2016 January Stay Periods and Pricing
2016 Easter Stay Periods and Pricing

The new booking period will continue to be released on the first working day of each month, as near as possible to the 18 month time frame. 

Rottnest Island Reservations
Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm
Phone (08) 9432 9111
WA Country and Interstate Callers 1800 111 111 
International Callers + 61 8 9432 9111


You’ve made a booking and unfortunately you’re not able to come to Rottnest Island anymore? Please see below for a full details of our terms and conditions as well as the cancellation policy.

Please be aware that cancellations and modifications either in part or in full, will incur a cancellation fee dependant on the amount of notice you provide and the product and services booked.

All cancellation fees will be deducted from the total amount that you have paid for your booking.  The remainder will be refunded to the credit card used to make the original booking or posted out to the registered guest in the form of a cheque.

The following is an outline of booking cancellation provisions applicable to Rottnest Island Authority’s (RIA) accommodation, rental mooring and bike bookings:


a) All requests to cancel must be made via a written notification or email, unless you are making a cancellation in person, in which case appropriate identification will be required.

b) Where the booking dates are changed between 3-14 days prior to arrival standard cancellation fees apply. Any change to a booking less than 48 hours prior to arrival will result in full cancellation fee. If booking dates are changed more than 14 nights prior to arrival and the value of the booking is reduced standard cancellation fees will apply.

c) Set booking dates apply to the January and Easter school holidays.

d) For cancellations made in part or in full more than 14 days after making a booking and:

  • More than 180 nights prior to arrival: $55 fixed charge or 50% of the cost of one night of the stay (whichever is the lowest) will be retained (cost based on first night of stay)
  • 15 - 180 nights prior to arrival: 50% of the cost of one night of the stay will be retained (cost based on first night of stay)
  • 3 – 14 days prior to arrival: The cost of the first night of the stay will be retained
  • Less than 48 hours prior to 2pm check-in time: full payment will be retained
  • Leavers period bookings: no refund offered, full payment will be retained


a) Cancellation notice of more than 48hrs will incur a $15.00 fee.
b) Notice of less than 48hrs; 50% of the rent fee of the facility booked will be retained.
c) Any change to a booking once payment has been made will incur administration fees of $15.00.

Please Note: Cancellation fees can be waived on application due to weather conditions, of a strong wind warning or greater, has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the waters surrounding Rottnest Island during the rental period.


a) Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to bike pick up will be fully refunded.
b) Cancellations made 3-7 days prior to pick up will incur a $15.00 fee.
c) Cancellations of 2 days or less, prior to pick up: full payment will be retained.

If you wish to proceed with the cancellation of your booking please email your booking number, your full name, and contact phone number, arrival and departure dates to


a) Written confirmation of the change of registered guest must be supplied from the original key holder within 24 hours of arrival date.
b) Changes to key holder details such as address or contact numbers will not incur any fee.


It is a condition of tenancy that the occupant provides a valid credit card pre-authorisation to the RIA and agrees to allow any cost for which they are liable under the tenancy, to be levied against this credit.


Security deposits are required during certain periods; you will be advised of this at your time of booking.


Under exceptional circumstances, the RIA reserves the right to relocate a booking to a house of similar type.

For Luggage Information, please see Luggage & Arrival Information