Increased Safety Measures This Summer

The presence of rangers, police and security personnel is being increased during peak summer periods and to target anti-social behaviour.

The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) is committed to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone visiting Rottnest Island, whether they visit for the day or for an extended period of time.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all visitors, residents, and the environment on Rottnest Island, visitors will see an increased presence of rangers, police, after hours officers and security personnel during the upcoming peak summer period.

We have increased these measures to address increasing numbers of unaccompanied minors engaging in anti-social behaviour on the island experienced last summer season.

Minors should be supervised while on the island during the day and are not permitted to stay overnight if unaccompanied by a responsible adult.

RIA reminds parents and guardians that unaccompanied minors may be issued with caution notes or infringements for non-compliance with the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988 or their accommodation booking conditions. In such cases, this will result in the cancellation of the accommodation booking, and the unaccompanied minors will be made to return to the mainland on the next available ferry.

The island remains a popular destination for families, and RIA will continue to work with WA Police, businesses, and community members to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable place for everyone to visit.

If you witness or experience any incidents of anti-social behaviour, please report it to the WA Police, Rottnest Island Authority Rangers or the Visitor Centre.