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Rottnest Island

You're Welcome WA

Access information for people with disabilities

Rottnest Island provides an access and facility-friendly holiday destination for all visitors.  With wide pathways, easy to read signage and ramps to most facilities Rottnest Island is easily accessible. There is also plenty of  outdoor seating and numerous toilet facilities. Wheelchairs, electric scooters (gophers) and beach wheelchairs are available for hire and the Island has a wheelchair compatible shuttle bus for access to and from the ferries.

The Rottnest Island Authority also offers a number of specially designed chalets to help make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Rottnest Island Authority supports the “You’re Welcome WA Access Initiative” an initiative developed by the Disability Services Commission in partnership with the Western Australian Local Government Association, Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability, People with Disabilities (WA) Inc, Tourism Western Australia, ACROD WA, NICAN WA and the City of Perth.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The Rottnest Island Authority has also made a number of commitments to continue to provide and improve services and facilities for people with disabilities, their families and carers. 

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2012-2017 (DAIP) was adopted in July 2012 and provides a planned approach to progressively improve access to services provided.