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Ranger on the Island


Learn about opportunities to work for Rottnest Island Authority.

Join us in our commitment to manage the island

Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals from diverse backgrounds. We operate within the framework of the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987 and the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, ensuring that we contribute positively to a place that holds significance for people across Western Australia, Australia, and the world.

Ranger driving on the island
Ranger driving on the island

Why work with us?

As part of RIA, you’re not just working for a statutory body. You will be part of Western Australia’s thriving tourism sector, working with private sector partners and others to maintain and enhance a visitor destination of national significance.

You’ll engage in a wide range of projects, from visitor services, infrastructure expansion and refurbishment to environmental and heritage conservation, which allow you to constantly expand your skill set and learn as you go.

A diverse and inclusive workforce

We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce, one that reflects the communities we serve and live in.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young and mature age workers, and members of the LGBTQI+ community to join our team.

Be part of a vibrant community

As well as working with your team, you’ll also collaborate with a passionate and dedicated group of island businesses, industry bodies, and volunteers, all working together for the advancement of Rottnest Island.

RIA Staff

Ready to join the team?

Join a team that’s making a real difference in the current operations and future of Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.

To see the latest career opportunities available at Rottnest Island Authority, head to to see current vacancies.

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A values-driven organisation

Organisational values guide how we interact with each other, work together, and help us create and uphold an inclusive, supportive culture that we all enjoy working in.   


We’re committed to knowing and doing what is right.


We’re committed to team, partnership, and the support of others.


We’re committed to being transparent, taking ownership and responsibility.


We’re committed to the respect of people, culture, and place.


We’re committed to quality, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Where you’ll fit in

There are a wide variety of roles that go into making Rottnest Island what it is, all of which offer opportunities for employment. 

Work on the island

If you prefer a more hands-on role, there are opportunities to work on the island in a variety of positions. From working in the Visitor Centre, to being a Rottnest Island Ranger, and everything in between, you’ll work side-by-side with visitors to the island, and actively contribute to what make Rottnest Island a world-class tourism destination.

Work in the head office

We’re also on the lookout for those with specific skills, qualifications, experience, and drive to help us deliver on our key operational areas, including:

  • Visitor Services
  • Marketing and Events
  • Contracts and Planning
  • Infrastructure
  • Environment, Heritage and Parks
  • Corporate Services

Seasonal opportunities

In spring, we advertise casual positions for roles at Pedal & Flipper Hire. Starting in November, these positions run during peak summer periods.

Search for open seasonal roles on Seek.

Commitment to reconciliation

One of the key commitments in RIA’s Reconciliation Action Plan is to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment. We’re dedicated to providing employment, professional development, and commercial opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations, and communities in order to facilitate reconciliation, increase diversity, and create a more inclusive workforce.
Contact us to find out more

Frequently asked questions

It’s easy to apply. Simply head to to find the role that interests you, provide the relevant documents and details, and you’ll be guided through the application process.
The main office is located at 1 Mews Road, Fremantle. The majority of the team works from there, supporting operations on the island. However, there are some roles that require you to work on the island itself, or in a hybrid of both locations.
Some roles at RIA do mean you’ll be working on the island. Roles within the Visitor Centre, Stay Rottnest accommodation services, Pedal & Flipper Hire, or the Rottnest Island Ranger and Environment teams are largely based on the island, with daily commuting.

We fall under the following legislation that governs the salaries and wages for people employed by Rottnest Island Authority.

Public Service Award 1992 - This sets out our conditions of employment.

Public Sector CSA Agreement 2021 - This outlines conditions of employment specific to the Public Service, which covers all RIA employees​.

Rottnest Island Authority Agency Specific Agreement 2007 - This legislation is specific to our organisation, and covers the commuting, annualised hours, call out allowances, and more.