All visitors entering the Rottnest Island Reserve, including the marine reserve, are required to pay an admission fee as a contribution to the conservation of the Island and the provision and upkeep of facilities. Visitors arriving by ferry pay this fee as part of their fare. Private vessel owners are required to pay an individual admission fee for each Island visit, or purchase an annual vessel admission sticker.
Single visits must be paid either online prior to departure (pay online) or on arrival at the Visitor Centre.
Individual Admission Fees (as of 1 July 2014)
* A family group is two adults and two children. * Child rates apply for children aged four to twelve years inclusive. Children under four are free.
|Adult ||Day Visitor ||$17.00 |
|Child (4 - 12 yrs) ||Day Visitor ||$6.00 |
|Family Group* ||Day Visitor ||$39.50 |
|Adult ||Extended Stay (Over Night) ||$22.00 |
|Child (4 - 12 yrs) ||Extended Stay (Over Night) ||$7.50 |
|Family Group* ||Extended Stay (Over Night) ||$49.50 |
Private vessel owners are required to pay an individual admission fee per Island visit or purchase an annual vessel admission sticker.
Annual Admission Fees
Annual admissions stickers for the current boating season are based on the registered length of the vessel. They are valid for the period 1 September to 31 August each year. Please send copies of all your registration and insurance documents when applying for your Annual Admission. Application forms are available at the end of this page.
Annual Admission stickers can be paid for on application to the RIA Marine Administration office in Fremantle or by post. Please ensure that Annual Admission applications are lodged with all the required paperwork (boat registration and insurance details). Once the application is processed an Annual Admission sticker will be posted to you.
Annual Admission Sticker Fees
(fees applicable from 1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015 GST inclusive)
|Vessels up to 8 metres |
|Vessels greater than 8 metres but less than 10 metres ||$250.00 |
|Vessels 10 metres or greater but less than 15 metres ||$300.00 |
|Vessels 15 metres or greater ||$500.00 |
* Vessel length refers to the registration length of a vessel as defined in vessel registration papers issued by the Western Australian Department of Transport.
Anchoring and Admission fees
Notice: Beach Anchoring System in Thomson Bay
Once admission fees have been paid, boats may anchor in specified locations. These anchorage areas include Thomson Bay (south of the Army Jetty), Longreach and Parker Point, or anywhere that is over sand and well clear of reef, seagrass beds, moorings, jetty access and navigation markers, with the exception of boating prohibited areas.
Please note that it is illegal to anchor less than 50m from a mooring, or to obstruct a mooring or jetty pen. Please refer to current Marine and Boating Guide. Beach anchoring is permitted with the exception of boating prohibited areas. The use of bow and stern anchors are preferable. Star pickets and other items not designed principally for beach anchoring are prohibited. Beach anchoring is not recommended for crafts over six metres in length. Please do not intrude into no boating areas and take care to bury your anchor deep into the sand, as they can be dangerous to beach pedestrians.
Boating Application Forms
The 2014/15 season commences 1 September 2014. Application forms now available.
Due to high demand within the Shared Mooring System (SMS), availability for the new RIA allocated Authorised use may be limited and the outcome of applications is usually not known until the end of October of each season following the completion of the existing Authorised User renewal process.
Applications for annual admission stickers can be submitted by mail to:
Rottnest Island Authority
PO Box 693
FREMANTLE WA 6959
Charter Vessel Admission
See above for the charter vessel admission fees application and information form.
The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) has adopted a log-on for all SPV charter vessels accessing the Rottnest Island Marine Reserve.
Please contact the Marine Administration Office on + 61 8 9432 9111 or email@example.com for any enquiries.