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Rottnest Island

Emergency Information

Emergency information and important contact numbers you should take with you as you travel around Western Australia's Rottnest Island.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Fire / Police / Ambulance (Life Threatening Cases)   
Fire / Police / Ambulance from GSM mobile phone 
Royal Flying Doctors Service (Emergencies Only)      1800 625 800    
Rottnest Island Visitor Centre (During office hours)               9372 9730
Rottnest Island Visitor Centre (After Hours)   9372 9728
Rottnest Island Rangers   9372 9788
For reporting incidents to the Island Facilities Management Contractor (all hours)
- Lessees and their residential staff only                         
  1300 044 534

Rottnest Island Nursing Post

Rottnest Island Nursing Post (RINP) is staffed by three permanent registered nurses who reside on the island, and a part-time administrative assistant. The facility is open to residents and visitors throughout the year and provides accident and emergency as well as primary health care services, including x-ray examination, pharmaceutical supplies and pathology collection.

Phone: (08) 9292 5030

For further information, visit the Rottnest Island Nursing Post information page on the Fremantle Health Service website, or download the Rottnest Island Nursing post printable information (pdf 40KB).

Non-emergency Contacts

131 444
Ambulance (non-emergency transport) 
(08) 9334 1234
Fire Services of WA (general enquiries)  1800 199 084
State Emergency Services 1300 130 039
Department of Immigration
13 18 81

For a comprehensive list of hospitals on Western Australia, visit the Department of Health.

Health and Safety

Here are some health and safety tips to ensure you have an enjoyable, trouble-free holiday on Western Australia’s Rottnest Island. While Australia is considered to be a very safe country, it is still wise to avoid dangerous situations.

Healthy Travelling 

Unfortunately, some travellers have their holiday cut short due to illness or accident. If you take prescribed medication, make sure you will have enough for the duration of your trip and bring a script renewal from your doctor.

Always carry adequate supplies of water and a comprehensive first aid kit. Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as encephalitis and Ross River fever. Use appropriate insect repellents and cover arms and legs with loose clothing, particularly at dawn and dusk.

Bushfire Safety

The hot and dry conditions in Western Australia mean there is a risk of bushfires on Rottnest Island. The lighting of fires can be extremely dangerous, care should be taken at all times and campfires are prohibited on the Island. Please help us protect our natural environment and follow the fire warnings. Safety information is available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), visit for more details.  

Sun Protection

Travellers should always wear a wide brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, sunglasses and at least an SPF 15+ sunscreen when outdoors. It is also recommended that you drink at least two litres of water each day. Take extra care when outdoors between 10:00am and 3:00pm, when UV radiation is most intense. Seek shade to protect your skin from skin cancer and other sun damage.

Safety at the Beach

  • Always swim under supervision, or with a friend.
  • Read and obey the signs.
  • If you are unsure of conditions, don't swim.
  • Don't swim directly after a meal.
  • Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Don't run and dive in the water.
  • Conditions change regularly; check before you enter the water.
  • If you get into trouble in the water, don't panic - signal for help, float and wait for assistance.
  • Float with a rip current or undertow, do not try to swim against it.