Awards & Accreditation

Rottnest Island is proud to have been recognised with numerous national and international awards, including s’s top major tourist attraction in 2014, and Silver medals for Destination Marketing and Major Tourism Destination in 2016. The RIA congratulates its partner business on the Island ADAMS for achieving the most prestigious accolade in tourism in 206 – the Sir David Brand Award for Tourism. This is an outstanding achievement which principal Adam Barnard attributes to a passion for tourism; a team effort; dedication and sacrifice and a focus on quality.

EarthCheck Certification 2015
Silver Certified

Rottnest Island Authority has been recognised by EarthCheck, an internationally recognised sustainability program for the tourism industry.

 

 

WA Heritage Awards 2016
Contribution by a Public or Private Organisation

34 heritage champions, across eight categories, have been named as finalists in the 2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

The awards showcase excellence in revitalising heritage places, setting standards for future interpretation, conservation and adaptive reuse of places on the State Register of Heritage Places.

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2014
Major Tourist Attractions finalist

As the gold winner of Major Tourist Attractions in the 2014 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards, Rottnest Island has become an automatic finalist representing WA in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism.


WA Tourism Gold Award 2014
Category 1 Major Tourist Attractions

Rottnest Island has been named WA’s top major tourist attraction at the 2014 WA Tourism Awards.

WA Tourism Silver Award 2014
Category 3 Major Festivals Events

Rottnest Channel Swim has proudly been awarded the Silver Award for the category of Major Festivals and Events.

WA Tourism Silver Award 2014
Category 6 Heritage Cultural Tourism

Rottnest Island has proudly been awarded the Silver Award for the category of Heritage Cultural Tourism.

 

WA Tourism Bronze Award 2014
Category 14 Destination Marketing

Rottnest Island has proudly been awarded the Bronze Award for the category of Destination Marketing.

Experience Oz #1 Top Destination To Experience 2014

Rottnest Island has proudly been voted by the Australian public as Australia's top destination to experience in 2014, thanks to Experience Oz.

WA State Heritage Award 2014
Outstanding Conservation Award

Congratulations to our hard-working heritage team, who strive to conserve and educate the public of our Island’s heritage.

The Rottnest Island Authority has been awarded the 2014 Heritage Award for Outstanding Conservation of a Non-Residential Place for the Rottnest Island WWII Defence Establishment.


WA State Heritage Award 2014
Highly Commended Award

The Rottnest Island Authority has been awarded the Highly Commended Award for Outstanding Contribution to Heritage by a Public or Private Organisation.


National Tourism Bronze Award Sydney 2014

Congratulations Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper - Bronze award winner at the National Tourism Awards in Sydney for Specialised Tourism Services.

 Bronze award in Major Tourism Attractions

WA Tourism Gold Award 2013
Category 1 Major Tourism Attraction

Rottnest Island has been named WA’s top major tourism attraction at the 2013 WA Tourism Awards.        

 Gold award 2013 in Specialised Tourism Services

WA Tourism Bronze Award 2013
Category 3 Specialised Tourism Services

Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper has been named WA’s top specialised tourism service at the 2013 WA Tourism Awards.


Marketing Excellence Award 2013

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce awarded Rottnest Island Authority the winner of Marketing Excellence at the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Rottnest Island Authority was also a proud finalist in Tourism Excellence.

PATA Gold Award 2013

Rottnest Island has prestigiously been voted by the Pacific Asia Travel Association judging panel as the PATA Gold Award winner for 2013 in the following category:
Marketing - Secondary Government Destination
More Rottnest Winter Campaign
Rottnest Island Authority, Australia


PATA Gold Award 2013

Rottnest Island has prestigiously been voted by the Pacific Asia Travel Association judging panel as the PATA Gold Award winner for 2013 in the following category:
Ecotourism Project 
Wadjemup Coastal Walk Trail 
Rottnest Island Authority, Australia
 

PATA Gold Award 2013

Rottnest Island has prestigiously been voted by the Pacific Asia Travel Association judging panel as the PATA Gold Award winner for 2013 in the following category:
Heritage Culture – Heritage 
After Dark and Open House
Rottnest Island Authority, Australia

With 165 entries from 60 organisations and individuals worldwide, Rottnest Island is honoured to receive such a prestigious award.


Heritage Tourism Award 2013

Rottnest Island Authority was awarded a Heritage Tourism Award at the Western Australian Heritage Awards for outstanding contribution to heritage.

          
 

WA Tourism Gold Award 2012
Category Tourism Marketing

Rottnest Island won the Tourism Marketing Award at the 2012 Qantas Australia Tourism Awards, tourism industry's premier awards celebrating and recognising excellence.            

It's the first time the Island has been recognised on the national tourism stage which marks a very special moment for all of us. Visit www.australiantourismawards.com.au for further information.

Rottnest Island Bronze Benchmarked 2012

In an important milestone, the environmental performance of Rottnest Island has been recognised by EarthCheck; the travel and tourism industry’s leading environmental management, benchmarking and certification company.

EarthCheck operates the world’s most scientifically rigorous benchmarking program and measures key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment to provide a holistic picture of operational performance.

Visit www.earthcheck.org for further information

2012 GWN7 Top Tourism Award winner

Awarded by the Visitor Centre Association of Western Australia (VCAWA), the peak industry body representing Visitor Centres and the Visitor Servicing Industry throughout WA, this award recognises the contributions made to tourism and the local community. For over 42 years, the VCAWA (formally known as the Country Tourism Association) has been representing the interests of Visitor Centres and the overall State Tourism Industry. 

Visit www.vcawa.com.au for further information.


Accredited Tourism Business

The RIA is an Accredited Tourism Business which was achieved through the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program, a national business development program designed to establish and continually improve industry standards.

Tourism accreditation has been driven by industry to ensure the ongoing sustainability and best practices of local tourism operators, and identifies a minimum standard in business operation and customer service. Accredited tourism businesses are recognised as professional, ethical and reliable operators, which deliver high quality tourism experiences.

Visit www.atap.net.au/ for further information.

Engineering Heritage National Landmark Award

Engineering Heritage Australia’s highest accolade, an Engineering Heritage National Landmark award, was presented to the Rottnest Island Authority on 10 November 2010. The award recognises the significant technical achievement of the construction of the Fremantle Fortress – Rottnest Island World War II Coastal Defences Facilities.