Rottnest Island Authority Accommodation Booking Guide

Availability for stay dates up to and including February 2023 have been released.

Bookings for stay dates in March 2023 will open at 8:30am on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

How to book

In general, over 80% of successful bookings are made online within the first 30 minutes of an Open Day, so we recommend booking online. 

While you can also book by calling our reservations team on 1800 111 111 or visiting us at E Shed Reception in 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 by website by 8:30am on the day 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. If you join after 8:30am you'll join at the back of the queue.

For further tips and important information, including fixed arrival and departure dates, please download the Booking Guide below.

Book online


Planning to stay at another time of year?
 

Future Open Days will be held on the following dates:

Bookings Open For Stay Dates
 6 July 2022  March 2023
 3 August 2022  April 2023
 7 September 2022  May 2023
 5 October 2022  June 2023
 2 November 2022  July 2023
 7 December 2022  August 2023

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?

    Rottnest Island Authority Accommodation Inventory and Inclusions:

    4 Bed Heritage Inclusions (PDF)
    6 Bed Heritage Inclusions (PDF)
    8 Bed Heritage Inclusions (PDF)
    Commander's Cottages (PDF)
    Standard, Premium & Premium View (PDF)
    Ocean View Inclusions (PDF) 
    Governor's Circle Inclusions (PDF) 
    Bungalow, Chalet & Cabin (PDF) 

    For a detailed description of the accommodation types, visit the accommodation page.

  • How much does it cost?

    The prices of Rottnest Island Authority accommodation vary based on the type of accommodation chosen, the time of year and availability.  To ensure you secure the best available price, we encourage you to book in advance.  To check prices for available accommodation, select your preferred dates, location and accommodation type click here.

  • Is there a minimum stay requirement?

    Yes, minimum night stays are required and vary according to the season.

    Please refer to the Booking Guide for each month for further details.

  • 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
    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?

    If you require additional items, you can complete one of the Hire Items Booking Forms.

    Please use one of the below forms based on your planned stay on the island:

    Stays from 1 July 2021 Hire Item Booking Form (PDF 32.6KB) 

    Stays from 1 July 2022 Hire Item Booking Form (PDF 32.6KB)

    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 a 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).