Rules and Regulations

Rottnest Island boasts some of Western Australia’s most pristine marine environments. Some rules and regulations exist to help conserve this unique environment.

  • Five marine sanctuary zones have been established within the Rottnest Island Marine Reserve. Fishing and collecting of marine flora and fauna is prohibited in these areas. 
  • No boating areas, five-knot speed limits and other guidelines are also in place to balance recreation activities with the natural environment. These rules, regulations and guidelines need to be observed.

The Rottnest Island Regulations & Act contains the detailed information that governs Rottnest Island. 

Maps relating to the Marine Reserve and sanctuary zones are available for download on the Marine Maps page.