Boating Safety & Emergencies

If at any point during your stay by the island there is a life-threatening emergency, contact the police on 000 first, or Channel 16 on VHF radio.

Vessel breakdowns or mechanical assistance should be directed to your local Sea Rescue group.

If you notice a fuel or oil spill, immediately contact the Department of Transport on (+61 8) 9480 9924 or by email on

Rangers can be contacted on  (+61 8) 9372 9788 or Channel 16 call sign ‘Rottnest Rangers’.

For more information on boating alerts and updates, head to the Department of Transport.

Individual admission fees can be paid anytime online here.  

For queries on Marine Administration and marine rental facilities

Phone: (+61 8) 9432 9320
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm AWST (Monday to Friday)

Rottnest Reservations Bookings

Phone: (+61) 1800 111 111
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm AWST (Monday to Friday)

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 9372 9730
Current opening hours here.  

Rottnest Island Authority Administration

Phone: (+61 8) 9432 9300
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm AWST (Monday to Friday)