About Rottnest Island Authority

Rottnest Island is an A-Class Reserve governed by the Rottnest Island Authority Act, 1987 (the Act) which establishes the Rottnest Island Authority as a statutory body to control and manage the Island, reporting to the Minister for Tourism.

The Act gives the Authority the power to control and manage the Island for the following purposes:
  • to provide and operate recreational and holiday facilities on the Island;
  • to protect the flora and fauna of the Island; and
  • to maintain and protect the natural environment and the man-made resources of the Island to the extent that the Authority’s resources allow, repair its natural environment.

Organisation Structure

Ms Michelle Reynolds, CEO of Workcover since 2008, has joined the RIA as Acting CEO, with effect from 4 January 2017.

Board of Management

The Board of the Rottnest Island Authority consists of a Chair, appointed by the Governor on the nomination of the Minister for Tourism, and five other members appointed in the same manner. View the Rottnest Island Authority Board Members

Responsible Minister

Hon Paul Papalia CSC, MLA Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Responsible for administering the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987, and reporting the Rottnest Island Authority's actions to Parliament annually.

Visit the website of Hon Paul Papalia CSC, MLA.
Download a copy of the Rottnest Island Authority Act from the State Law Publishers.