Rottnest Island Authority Accommodation Booking Guide
Availability for Rottnest Island Authority holiday accommodation for stay dates up to February 2022 have been released.
If you are looking to stay in March 2022, please note these dates will become available for booking at 8:30am on Monday 5 July 2021. This includes availability for the much-anticipated Channel 7 Port to Pub.
With over 85% of reservations made online last Open Day, and many of these made in the first 15 minutes, our recommended method for booking is online.
While you can also book by calling our reservations team on 1800 111 111 or visiting us at our office at E Shed, Fremantle, or the Visitor Centre on the island, the simplest and most successful way is online here.
Please understand that demand for bookings will be high and not everyone will be able to secure a reservation.
Another tip: Head to our website by 8:30am on Monday 5 July to join the virtual waiting room. Anyone in the virtual waiting room prior to 8:30am will be assigned a random position in the queue when bookings open, whether they joined at 6am or 8:25am. But, if you join after 8:30am, you’ll join at the back of the queue.
For further tips and important information, including fixed arrival dates, please download our Booking Guide here.
Ready to go?
Planning to stay at another time of year?
Future Open Days will be held on the following dates:
|Booking Open||For Stay Dates|
|2 August 2021||April 2022|
|1 September 2021||May 2022|
|1 October 2021||June 2022|
|1 November 2021||July 2022|
|1 December 2021||August 2022|
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I stay?
There are several different locations on the Island with accommodation. From staying in the heart of the Settlement, to soaking up one of the bays, there is something for everyone.
You can explore by location and accommodation type.
You can also download maps for each location for a more detailed breakdown of accommodation.
What type of accommodation is available?
With accommodation ranging from premium to superior ocean views and heritage cottages to comfortable, reasonably priced cabins and the hostel, Rottnest Island has something to suit all tastes and budgets. Explore the Island accommodation and pricing.
What's included in my accommodation?
For a detailed description of the accommodation types, visit the accommodation page.
How much does it cost?
Is there a minimum stay requirement?
How do I book accommodation?
Rottnest Island Authority accommodation is available to book online, via telephone or in person at our E Shed office in Fremantle. Bookings can be made between 24 hours and 9 months in advance. We are unable to make accommodation or rental moorings bookings via email.
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Booking online is the quickest and easiest way to secure RIA accommodation and receive instant confirmation.
Special requests and notes are able to be placed in the booking including unit number preferences and others you may be travelling with.
Booking by phone – 1800 111 111
Same day bookings are able to be taken over the phone.
What details do I need to make a booking?
You will need:
- What locations you are interested in. It is recommended that you have a preference list (e.g. top 4 locations), in case your top choices are unavailable.
- Check-in and check-out date
- Type of accommodation ie. view or no view
- Number of bedrooms
- Contact details, including mobile number and email
- Credit card details
How do I hire extra items, e.g. cots, high chairs, heaters?
For a detailed inventory of what’s included in your accommodation, download your accommodation’s Inventory Inclusions.
If you require additional items, you can complete the Hire Items Booking Form.
Contact Rottnest Island Reservations at least 48 hours prior to arrival for hire items. Default set up is 1 king size bed per unit with remaining rooms configured as twins. Requests for alternative configurations must be received at least 7 days prior to arrival.
Guests staying in Rottnest Island Authority Accommodation wishing to hire adult pedal bikes are eligible for discounted rate if booked at least 24 hours in advance through the Reservations team on 1800 111 111.
Can I alter or cancel my booking?
Yes, however cancellations and modifications, either in part or in full, will incur a cancellation fee dependant on the amount of notice you give us and the product and services that you have purchased.
Further details on how to cancel or alter your booking can be found in the Booking Terms & Conditions here.
Can I transfer my booking to someone else?
Yes, bookings may be transferred to another key holder with a least 24 hours written notice. The registered guest must be over 18 years of age and spend each night in the accommodation for the duration of the booking. Photo identification will be required when the key is collected.
View the full Booking Terms & Conditions here
When do I find out my unit number?
Your accommodation number will be emailed to you approximately 3 weeks prior to your arrival date.
Is there a shuttle to our accommodation?
There is a Shuttle Bus to Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay, Fays Bay and Kingstown Barracks. A small fee applies per person of $3 per day or $5 per week. Children under 5 years travel free.
What do I do when I arrive?
Getting to Rottnest Island in Western Australia (WA) is easy, with various transport options close to the State’s capital, Perth; you can take a ferry, plane or your own boat.
For more arrival information click here.
For everything you need to know for your Island getaway
Rottnest Island Reservations
Phone: 1800 111 111
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (excludes public holidays).