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Admission Fees for Vessels & Individuals

Current admission fees for individuals, families and those arriving by boat.

Current admission fees for Wadjemup when arriving by boat

Whether you arrive on Wadjemup / Rottnest Island by ferry, plane, helicopter, or boat, you are required to pay an entry fee. These fees go towards helping to maintain the important facilities and services on the island, that ensure visitors can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

Admission fees for individuals

These are the current individual entry fees for Rottnest Island, valid from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

Single day admission

  • Adult / student: $20
  • Child (4 – 12 years): $7
  • Family group*: $50

*A family group is considered two adults and two children. There are no admission fees for children under four years old.

Extended stay admission

It is considered an extended stay when you travel to and from the island on different days. This fee is valid for the duration of your visit.

  • Adult / student: $27
  • Child (4-12 years): $9
  • Family group: $61

How to pay

If you are travelling to Rottnest Island by a private boat,  pay your admission fee online before you arrive.

Admission fees for boats

You have two fee options when visiting Wadjemup by boat. You can choose to pay admission per single visit (see above), or you can opt for an annual admission pass.

Annual admission pass

If you are a frequent visitor to Wadjemup, it makes sense to purchase an annual vessel admission sticker.

This pass covers your boat and all of its passengers, rather than paying individual daily admission fees. It is valid from 1 September to 31 August each year, and the fee varies depending on the registered length of your boat.

These are the current annual admission sticker fees for Wadjemup, valid from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024.

  • Vessels up to and including eight metres: $350
  • Vessels longer than eight metres but less than 10 metres: $420
  • Vessels 10 metres or longer, but less than 15 metres: $490
  • Vessels 15 metres or longer, but less than 20 metres: $840
  • Vessels 20 metres or longer: $980

Note: A 50% discount is applied to all annual admission fees purchased after 1 April each year.

How to use your annual admission pass

Once you have received your blue annual admission sticker, you need to display it on the port side of your boat. You are then permitted for anchoring, beach anchoring, and the hire of boating facilities, like swing moorings, jetty pens, and beach pens.

Selling your vessel 

It is easy to cancel your annual admission permit if you sell your vessel. 
Simply send an email to [email protected] requesting a cancellation and return your current permit sticker to: 

Marine Administration 
Rottnest Island Authority 
PO Box 693 
Fremantle, WA 6959 
Once approved, a refund will be issued, if applicable. Check the refund and cancellation terms and conditions for further details. 

Substituting your vessel 

As an annual admission permit holder, you can substitute your nominated vessel. 

Simply send an email to [email protected] and return all your current permit stickers to: 

Marine Administration 
Rottnest Island Authority 
PO Box 693 
Fremantle, WA 6959 

Have a licensed mooring?

If you have a licensed mooring your admission fee is already covered as part of your access to a  mooring site licence or authorised user permit.

Terms and conditions

By purchasing your admission and entering the waters around Wadjemup, you’re bound to comply with the terms and conditions of vessel entry to the Rottnest Island reserve. So be sure to read the  terms and conditions before you start your trip.

Frequently asked questions

If you lose your annual admission sticker, or it becomes damaged, yes, you can replace it. Simply submit an application for replacement, pay a replacement fee, and you will be sent a replacement sticker.
No. Boat owners who have paid annual admission fees are not entitled to refunds or discounts of any kind for travelling by ferry. This is because annual admission stickers are issued to the boat, rather than the individual. They are only valid for people using that boat to travel to the island.

A tender vessel is a boat that is under 3.75 metres in length and enters the reserve via another vessel. In most cases, you do not have to pay an admission fee for a tender vessel. However, some circumstances do apply.

  • If you are using the tender vessel independently within the Rottnest Island Marine Reserve then you have to pay an admission fee.
  • All boats bigger than 3.75 metres in length must pay an admission fee—this includes tender vessels.