Rottnest Island Authority Accommodation Booking Guidelines

Availability for Rottnest Island Authority holiday accommodation for stay dates up to December 2021 have been released. If you are looking to book for New Year’s Eve, please note that this falls into our January 2022 booking period, which will open on 3 May 2021.

Please note that there is only limited availability remaining for December 2021.

You can make your booking online or over the phone with our Reservations team on 1800 111 111 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm AWST (excluding public holidays).

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Future Open Days will be held on the following dates:

Booking Open For Stay Dates
 3 May 2021  January 2022
 1 June 2021  February 2022
 5 July 2021  March 2022
 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?

    The prices of accommodation vary from budget to premium:  
    View the Accommodation 2020/2021 Prices
    View the Accommodation 2021/2022 Prices

  • Is there a minimum stay requirement?

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

    View the Easter and April School Holidays 2021 stay periods and pricing here.
    View the December 2021 stay periods and pricing here.
    View the January 2022 stay periods and pricing here.

  • How do I book accommodation?

    You can book accommodation online, via phone or in person at the Rottnest Island Authority. We do not take accommodation or moorings bookings via email.

    Booking online
    - Accommodation booked through this site may occasionally require a change of unit mid-stay. Should this apply to your booking, we will contact you by telephone within three working days to review other options
    - Availability for next day will not appear if checking after 5pm WST
    - Accommodation or campsites can be booked up to 9 months in advance

    Booking by phone
    - To book accommodation or campsites for same day arrivals
    - To book select special packages
    - To confirm availability of a specific unit number with an arrival date less than three weeks away

    A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

  • 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.
    - Type of accommodation.
    - Number of guests.
    - Contact details, including mobile number and email.
    - Credit card details (all bookings must be paid in full at the time of booking).

  • 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).