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Rottnest Island

Events calendar

 

December

18

2014 

  Launch of Rottnest Island Management Plan 2014-19

Pinky Beach Rottnest Island

 

 

The Rottnest Island Management Plan 2014-19
is now released.

A new vision and direction for Rottnest Island!

View and download your copy of the
Rottnest Island Management Plan 2014-19.

March

21-22

2015

  BIA WA Safety Convoy

BIA WA logo

 

The bi-annual event organised by the Boating Industry Association of Western Australia will present fantastic opportunities for new boat owners and their families to enjoy a fun and education weekend. Activities include learning correct procedures, knot tying and splicing.  

Download the BIA WA convoy flyer.

For information and to book on the next safety convey visit www.biawa.asn.au

March

20-22

2015

 

Rottnest Island Golf Club Opening Weekend and Chairman’s Cup

 

One of the Rottnest Golf Club’s premier events, with history dating back to the clubs conception in the 60’s. For details, visit http://www.rottnestgolf.org

March

28-29

2015

 

Rottnest Festival of Sail

 

Rottnest waters will come alive with colour during the 5th annual Rottnest Festival of Sail - promising to be the biggest one yet!

Proceeds from this event go to supporting the Rottnest Foundation and their purpose to conserve and preserve Rottnest Island’s natural & cultural assets.

Download the 2015 RFoS Information Pack today!

To register and for details visit the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club Website.

March

TBC 

2015

 

RottoLive Concert

Hotel Rottnest

 RottoLive

 

The second instalment of 2015 is set to be massive!

To be announced soon!
Visit, www.hotelrottnest.com.au

April

25

2015

 

 ANZAC Day

Anzac Day

 

ANZAC Day holds a special place on the Rottnest Island calendar of events. The Island has a long and proud tradition of military service and on ANZAC Day we commemorate the men and women, both past and present, who have served their country in this moving dawn service.

Presided over by Australian Navy Officers, the ceremony starts at 6.00am on the foreshore as the sun rises over the beautiful waters of Thomson Bay to the lament of the bagpipe. The service will be followed by a Gunfire Breakfast proudly cooked by volunteers.

April

29

2015

 

Rottnest Island Play Day

 

Join in on this great day for young families on Rottnest Island organised by Playgroup WA.

For more information on fabulous discounts for members and event information please visit  www.playgroupwa.com.au

 

May

8-10

2015

 

Stand Up Rottnest Classic – WA SUP Titles

 

  For further details on this new and exciting event held at Strickland Bay visit www.surfingwa.com.au

May

9-10

2015

 

Beneteau Cup

  The third annual Rottnest Island Beneteau Cup hits the crystal clear shores of Rottnest Island in April. Keep an eye out for the beautiful fleet offshore.

May

15-17

2015

 

Rottnest Island Classic Cup

 

  One of the Rottnest Golf Club’s premier events, with history dating back to the clubs conception in the 60’s. For details, visit http://www.rottnestgolf.org

May

15-17

2015

 

 HIF Pro AM #2

 

  The second in a three part series held at Strickland Bay Rottnest Island. Stay tuned to www.surfingwa.com.au

August

15-17

2015

 

Rottnest Island Cup

 

One of the Rottnest Golf Club’s premier events, with history dating back to the clubs conception in the 60’s. For details, visit http://www.rottnestgolf.org  

September

18-20

2015

 

Rottofest

Rottofest Performers

  7th Annual comedy, film and music festival. Visit www.rottofest.com.au

October

3

2015

 

 AFL Grand Final

Hotel Rottnest

 

Always a great day on the Island. Your favourite match will be screened in various Island businesses.

October

17

2015

 

Race Around Rottnest

Race Around Rottnest Logo

 

Race Around Rottnest returns for its third year! The mini adventure race includes four fun filled and challenging stages and participants have the chance to tackle the course individually or as a team of up to 4 people.

The off road journey takes competitors on an ocean swim, mountain bike ride, ocean paddle and trail run along the islands’ picturesque coast.

Stay tuned for further details.

October

18

2015

  Rottnest Island Multisport Festival (F1 Community Triathlon)

 

Rottnest Island Multisport Festival (F1 Community Triathlon) 18 October 2015

Take part in this new and challenging event run by XO Size Events. There will be a sprint course (500m swim/ 20km ride/ 5km run) or test your fitness and stamina in the long course (2km/ 80km ride/ 20km run). Stay tuned here for further information. 

 

October

23-25

2015

 

Rottnest Island Closing Cup

 

One of the Rottnest Golf Club’s premier events, with history dating back to the clubs conception in the 60’s. For details, visit http://www.rottnestgolf.org

October

25  

2015

 

Brooks Marathon

Rottnest Island Authority Team Brooks Marathon

 

The Brooks Rottnest Marathon and Fun Run has the full marathon along with 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The start of the Brooks Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes at 6.00am on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

October

31

2015

 

Rottnest Carnivale

 

Rottnest Carnivale is set to return bigger and better than ever! 

More info to be announced later in 2015!

November

7

2015

 

Wadjemup Cup

Wadjemup Cup

 

Students from Clontarf Football Academies from across the State compete in a round robin AFL football competition held on the Sports Oval Rottnest Island. Come down and cheer the teams on!

November

TBC

2015

 

Beatles Fest

Rottnest Island Beatles Fest

 

Join in the fun in the second Beatles Fest on Rottnest Island. More details coming soon.

December

5

2015

 

39th Swim Thru Rottnest

Swim Thru

 

Conducted in the crystal clear protected waters of Rottnest Island this event was first conducted in 1977 and has been held annually ever since.

 It is always held on the first Saturday of December and is hugely popular.

This 1600 metre race starts at 1:00pm at the Army Jetty. For further information and to register, visit www.swimthrurotto.com

December

5

2015

 

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton

 

The Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton is the kite surfing event of the year. The sixth edition hits the water this December.

Starting at Phillip Point Rottnest, off the coast of Perth, the longest race of its kind in Australia has competitors racing across the Indian Ocean and the Gage Roads channel and finishing at Leighton Beach, North Fremantle.

For further information will be available later in 2015 from Westernaustralia.com

February

27

2016

 

Rottnest Channel Swim

Channel Swim Sporting Event

 

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island. Whether competing as a solo, duo or team, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a ‘team’ event with all swimmers surrounded by a support network of paddlers, boat skippers and crew. The event, managed by the Rottnest Channel Swim Association, is held in February of each year and is Rottnest Island’s biggest day.

 

School and Public Holidays

On average, Western Australia has 10 public holidays per year, most of which commemorate landmark Australian historic events, or religious celebrations. Should a State holiday fall on a weekend, the extra day’s holiday is taken on the Monday.

 

2013

 2014

2015

New Year's Day

Tuesday 1 January

Wednesday 1 January

Thursday 1 January

Australia Day

Monday 28 January

Sunday 26 January / Monday 27 January

Monday 26 January 

Labour Day

Monday 4 March

Monday 3 March

Monday 2 March

Good Friday

Friday 29 March

Friday 18 April

Friday 3 April

Easter Monday

Monday 1 April

Monday 21 April

Monday 6 April

ANZAC Day

Thursday 25 April

Friday 25 April

Saturday 25 / Monday 27 April

Western Australia Day

Monday 3 June

Monday 2 June

Monday 1 June

Queen's Birthday*

Monday 30 September

Monday 29 September**

Monday 28 September**

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December

Thursday 25 December

Friday 25 December

  Boxing Day

Thursday 26 December Friday 26 December Saturday 26 / Monday 28 December

*Non-metropolitan local authorities may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date.

**The Queen’s Birthday public holiday date will be confirmed upon gazettal. 

Visitors should be aware that school holiday periods in other States may differ from Western Australia’s holiday calendar.