September time to celebrate the Quokka’s Birthday on Rottnest

The birthday of the world's happiest animal, the quokka, will again be celebrated during the month of September at Rottnest Island.

The highlight of the festivities will be a birthday party on Sunday 19 September featuring kids activities, quokka-themed party games, and a special rendition of 'Happy Birthday' for the guest of honour. Free same-day travel and admission to the island will be provided for children 12 years and under during September.

The event program will offer families the perfect chance to see spring quokka joeys emerging from the pouch.

The celebrations will also feature an evening bonfire and twilight quokka tours on Saturday 18 September.

Throughout September the island will also offer wildlife photography workshops with renowned animal photographer Alex Cearns, where visitors can learn how to perfect their quokka portrait skills; and the Quokka Detective Treasure Hunt, a self-guided experience to allow visitors to learn more about the island while exploring by foot or bicycle.

The island also has a range of guided tours on sale. Visitors who book and travel during September and October will receive up to 50 per cent off select tours, plus free island admission.

To find out more or to RSVP to the free birthday party event, visit