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Rottnest Island

Leavers 2014 featuring The Rubens and The Panics

JUST ANNOUNCED!! - Your accommodation cost now includes entry into a special Wednesday night concert featuring Aussie favourites; The Rubens and The Panics!!

Leavers on Rottnest Island kicks off on Monday 24 November 2014 for three nights, checking out on Thursday 27 November.

To book, phone Rottnest Island Reservations on (08) 9432 9111. No online bookings.

Entertainment Wristband

The entertainment wristband is included in the price of your accommodation and will get you in to a stack of day/ night time activities and entertainment during your Leavers celebration!

This year's wristband includes:

  • Concert entry to see The Rubens and The Panics!!
  • Beach parties
  • Mobile disco
  • Chill out zone 
  • DJ's
  • Free nightly sausage sizzle
  • Free use of snorkel equipment (deposit required)
  • Pamper bar
  • Plus loads more still to be announced!

The Rubens


The Rubens PhotoTheir debut single ‘Lay It Down’ struck a huge chord and saw them score the triple j Unearthed spot at Homebake before going on to hit #57 in triple j’s 2011 Hottest 100 poll.

Since then these Menangle wunderkinds holed up in New York City and recorded their debut album with producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Strokes).

Last year they completed a sold-out national tour (including memorable shows at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne and two Enmore Theatre shows in Sydney). THE RUBENS seem to be on a dream run, with the band’s Platinum selling debut, self-titled album coming in at #1 on the iTunes chart and an impressive #3 on the ARIA Album chart. The band’s video for ‘My Gun’ is also nominated for Best Video at the 2012 ARIA Awards. Read The Rubens biography.

The Panics

The PanicsMusic critics and fans often say the same thing about The Panics: listening to their songs is like immersing yourself in the soundtrack to your own life. In their albums and EPs, people discover the cinematic score to their own lost Australian summers: the bittersweet Antipodean road-trips where they found first love and made new friends, only to lose it all on the way back. Underneath the elegant pop-rock tracks are modern hymns for a generation, anthems of rash joy and quiet heartbreak: all the songs you would have written yourself, if only you had the right words on hand. Read The Panics biography.

“Sometimes one inspired musical snapshot can set the mood for an entire album. On ‘Cruel Guards’ it arrives with the sweeping strings of get us home an Ennio Morricone tinged epic that somehow captures all the drama of a marauding gang riding  into the sunset” MOJO Magazine UK

Accommodation Booking Process 

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There is no longer a ballot held for Rottnest Island Authority accommodation over Leavers. Bookings can be made from 8.30am on Wednesday 7 May 2014 so you can get in early and lock in your Leavers plans.

Bookings for RIA accommodation will be taken by telephone only by calling Rottnest Island Reservations on (08) 9432 9111. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Please note that normal RIA booking rules apply. Each house must have one nominated key holder aged 18 years or over and stay in the accommodation for the duration of the booking.

Please choose carefully as once a booking is made, there will be no opportunity to cancel although guest names can be changed prior to arrival.

Accommodation Types and Pricing

Prices are as follows and include 3 night’s accommodation, entertainment wristbands for all those booked to stay in the house and your ticket to The Rubens & The Panics concert on Wednesday night:

 Accommodation Type Price
 4 bed ocean view  $2116.00 ($529 per person) 
 6 bed ocean view $3174.00 ($529 per person)
 4 bed standard/premium/view        $2036.00 ($509 per person)
 6 bed premium/view $3054.00 ($509 per person)
 8 bed premium/view $4072.00 ($509 per person)
 4 bed bungalow/chalet $1516.00 ($379 per person)
 6 bed bungalow $2274.00 ($379 per person)
 6 bed cabin* $1974.00 ($329 per person)       

*Linen not included in cabin accommodation (can be hired at the time of booking or up to 48hrs before arrival).

Price per person is based on all beds being occupied. The rate per person is higher if beds are not all filled. Ocean View accommodation includes a queen bed and two singles in the 4 bed and a queen bed and four singles in the 6 bed.

The above accommodation types will be available until sold out. A limited number of folder beds can be hired except in cabins and 4 bed standard rooms. A maximum of one folder bed may be hired per unit at a cost of $372 including entertainment wristband.

  • All units except cabins include linen.
  • One key is provided for each unit. A second key can be obtained from the Visitor Centre on payment of a $10 deposit.
  • The costs of ferry transfers to Rottnest are not included in the prices above.
  • The maximum number of people able to stay in a unit equals the number of fixed beds plus one more if a folder bed has been hired.

What you will need before you book

At the time of booking you will need the name of your registered leaver, curriculum council number, name of school and full contact details. You will also need the full contact details of the registered key holder (18+) including e mail address. This person can be changed at a later date although a charge of $15.00 will be made (see below).

Full payment is required at time of booking and no refunds will be given. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard.

Security Deposits

A security deposit of $2,000 must be paid 3 weeks before your arrival date. It is not required at time of booking but must be paid by Tuesday 4 November 2014.

Changes to Bookings

Once a booking has been made and paid for, any changes to the registered adult will incur an administration fee of $15.00 and require completion of a “Change of Registered Guest form”. Our advice is to wait until 3 weeks before arrival and make all your changes then.

See Leaver's Booking Terms & Conditions.

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