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Emergency Services

Important emergency contacts should you need assistance while at Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.
Fuel jetty
Fuel jetty

Emergency contacts

When travelling to Rottnest Island, please take note of the following emergency contacts should you need assistance during your visit.



In an emergency
If at any point during your stay at the island there is a life-threatening emergency, contact emergency services on 000 first, or Channel 16 on VHF radio.

If you see sick or injured wildlife
If you see a sick or injured animal, or animals being mistreated, please report it immediately to the Rottnest Island rangers on (+61 8) 9372 9788.

For non-emergencies

Police: 131 444

Rottnest Island Nursing Post: +61 8 9292 5030

Vessel breakdowns or mechanical assistance should be directed to your local Sea Rescue group.

If you notice a fuel or oil spill, immediately contact the Department of Transport on (+61 8) 9480 9924 or by email on [email protected].

Other useful contacts

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre: (+61 8) 9372 9730 or (+61 8) 9372 9728 after hours

Rottnest Island Rangers: (+61 8) 9372 9788 or Channel 16 call sign ‘Rottnest Rangers’

Rottnest ranger boat
Rottnest ranger boat


Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

Automated external defibrillators (AED) are located in specific areas on the island.

  • Kingstown Barracks
  • The Mall
  • The Basin
  • Geordie Bay shopping complex
  • Rottnest Island Fire Station
  • West End Ablution Block
  • Oliver Hill
  • Wadjemup Lighthouse

The defibrillators were purchased with the assistance of the Rottnest Island Foundation and a St John Lotterywest Heart Grant.

Please note that in the event of an emergency on the island, dial 000 and follow the prompts. If the incident is a cardiac-related medical emergency, the 000 operator will provide a code to unlock and use the AED.

The AEDs are registered with St John Ambulance WA and their locations are listed on their First Responder mobile app. Everyone who has received first aid training is encouraged to download it to their mobile phone or tablet.

We also encourage everyone to download the Emergency+ app. This app uses the GPS functionality built into smartphones to provide location information including GPS coordinates and street address, which assists in an emergency. For more information visit

Bushfire safety
Hot and dry conditions in Western Australia mean there is a risk of bushfire on Rottnest Island, and care should be taken at all times. As a Class A Reserve, the lighting of fires (including campfires) is prohibited.
Wadjemup Bidi trail
Wadjemup Bidi trail