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Leavers 2017

Leavers on Rottnest Island kicks off on Monday 20 November 2017 for three nights, checking out on Thursday 23 November 2017.

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:

  • Beach parties
  • DJ's
  • Chill out zones
  • Free food
  • Free beach activities
  • Relax and pamper zones
  • Just 4 Fun Aqua Park access
  • Plus loads more still to be announced!...

Download the Leavers App

The mobile app will provide Leavers with the below info for Dunsborough and Rottnest Island: 

  • Helplines and useful phone numbers
  • Event list
  • Bus timetables
  • Event maps
  • Hints & tips for staying safe

    Download the App: Available soon! 

Accommodation Booking Process

There is no longer a ballot held for Rottnest Island Authority accommodation over Leavers. Bookings open 8:30am on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.

Bookings for RIA accommodation will be taken over the phone 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

Please note that Leavers accommodation will initially be offered in the Main Settlement areas of North and South Thomson, Bathurst and Caroline Thomson.

Prices are as follows and include 3 night’s accommodation, entertainment wristbands for all those booked to stay in the house:

Accommodation Type     Price
4 bed unit (linen incl.)     $1,632.00 ($408.00 per person) 
6 bed unit (linen incl.)     $2,169.00 ($361.50 per person)
8 bed unit (linen incl.)          $2,796.00 ($349.50 per person)
4 bed bungalow (linen incl.)     $1,188.00 ($297.00 per person)
6 bed bungalow (linen incl.)     $1,596.00 ($266.00 per person)
5 bed cabin (without linen)     $1,308.00 ($261.60 per person)
Foldabed      $275

Note: Linen 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.

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 $275.00 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 one registered leaver with their 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.

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 $1,500.00 must be paid 3 weeks before your arrival date. It is not required at time of booking but must be paid by Monday 30 October 2017.

Important Info for Booked Leavers 

Please read the Inventory list for Standard, Premium and Premium View accommodation which outlines all inventory that will be in your unit. You will be asked to double-check your unit for all inventory when you arrive as the cost of any missing inventory will be taken from your bond.

Ferry Deals

Rottnest Fast Ferries are offering a 20% discount (excluding admission fees) for students attending Rottnest Island leaver’s week this year. To book contact Rottnest Fast Ferries and use the promotion code LEAVERS2017. The discount applies to student fares only.

SeaLink Rottnest Island are offering buy 1 get 1 free in November (excluding admission fee). To book contact SeaLink Rottnest Island

Closure of Waters to Boating

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the following waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency and authorised vessels:

Monday 20 November 2017 - 0001hrs
Thursday 23 November 2017 - 1200hrs

View the full Gazettal Notice here and the course map here