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Overnight Camp Subsidy FAQ 

About the Rottnest Island Authority Overnight School Camp Subsidy

The program is available to Western Australian Government Public Schools as categorised by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

To be eligible to apply for funding, applicants must:

Applicants must address the assessment criteria in the application. Assessment of the application will be assessed on this criteria.

Criterion 1

Identify that your ICSEA percentile is between zero (0) and sixty (60) utilising the ACARA 2022 or ACARA 2023 Database. RIA will accept the lowest score across the 2022 or 2023 databases.

To be considered for funding through this program, applicants need to complete and submit an application. This will require completing a standard form online.

The completed application can be submitted from 5 December 2023 through to 1 March2024. Applications received after this date and time will not be eligible for consideration.

Eligible schools must complete all fields of the application form

Applications will be assessed in order of ICSEA percentile from lowest to highest, further priority will be given to applicants where the largest number of schools / students are able to be accommodated due to available dates of travel. Rottnest Island Authority will evaluate applications for eligibility and meeting the criterion. 

Assessment of applications will take place from 5 - 15 March 2024. Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of the assessment week commencing 18 March 2024.

The funding can be used for overnight accommodation:

  • Maximum stay of 3 consecutive nights;
  • Sunday to Thursday nights inclusive;
  • Kingstown Dorms, Hostel and Governor Circle accommodation only; and,
  • For stay period Monday 15 July 2024 to Thursday 19 September 2024 inclusive.

The funding can be used for bike hire:

  • The subsidy applies for standard pedal bikes (adult and child sizes) and accessible fleet only.

The funding can be used for one Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association Educational Tour. There is a choice of five:

  • Behind the Scenes (Tour by Bicycle)
  • Pioneers and Prisoners
  • Reefs, Wrecks and Daring Sailors
  • Bickley Battery Walk
  • Wadjemup Museum

The funding cannot be used for the following:

  • Meal costs
  • Personal bike transfers
  • Bus transportation

The minimum group booking size is six persons.

The maximum group booking size is 50 persons.

Up to three applications per eligible school will be accepted.   

This subsidy applies to stay dates within Term 3 of 2024. That is from Monday 15 July to Thursday 19 September 2024 (inclusive).