Historic Army Jetty Incident

Historic Army Jetty Incident

The Rottnest Island Authority confirms a portion of the historic Army Jetty, at South Thomson Bay, collapsed this morning.

Speaking from Rottnest Island today, Chairman John Langoulant, said the Rottnest Island Authority was doing everything it could to help the three people injured in the incident and their family.

“This incident had a huge impact on our small community and our thoughts are with those involved. We wish them a full and speedy recovery,” Mr Langoulant said.

“I would like to recognise Rottnest Island Authority staff, volunteers, emergency service personnel and police for their quick efforts in rescuing the people injured in this morning's incident.

“We have cordoned off the area and positioned staff on site to keep it closed to public access.

“The Rottnest Island Authority undertakes a program of ongoing maintenance across all our assets, including high traffic jetties, accommodation and major thoroughfares. 

“This is a most unfortunate and isolated incident and the safety of our visitors remains our highest priority.

“Our intention is to conduct a comprehensive investigation into how the incident happened in collaboration with relevant agencies.

The Authority is well underway in developing the Rottnest Island Management Plan 2020-2024 which has a key focus on strengthening infrastructure to support visitor growth and amenity.”


Communications and Media Manager RIA, Ashleigh Telford, 0419 942 278