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Essential Services

Important information regarding emergency services on the island.

Important contacts for emergency and essential services on Wadjemup

Here are the important numbers and information for essential services on Wadjemup / Rottnest Island, from medical support to police assistance and fire response services.

Nursing Post

The Rottnest Island Nursing Post is your first point of call for any accidents or injuries. You can find the Nursing Post within the Thomson Bay settlement area at 2 Abbott Street.

Please note that as there is no pharmacy on the island, you are required to bring any essential prescription medication with you, and appropriate first aid supplies.


Rottnest Island Police are responsible for general law enforcement, and can serve infringements for any violations of Western Australian laws and regulations.

The Rottnest Island Police Station is located at 1 Somerville Drive.

Fire and Emergency Services

Fire and Emergency Services operate 24/7 on the island.

No open wood or solid fuel fires are permitted at any time.

Automated External Defibrillators

There are five automated external defibrillators (AED) in key areas on the island. They can be found at:

  • Kingstown Barracks
  • The Mall
  • The Basin
  • Geordie Bay shopping complex
  • Rottnest Island Fire Station
  • Oliver Hill
  • Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • West End

In the event of an emergency, dial 000 and follow the prompts. If the incident is a cardiac-related medical emergency, the 000 operator will provide a code to unlock and use the AED.

AEDs are registered with St John Ambulance WA and their locations are listed on their First Responder mobile app.

You are also encouraged to download the Emergency+ app. This app uses the GPS functionality built into smartphones to provide location information including GPS coordinates and street address, which assists in an emergency.

Emergency contact numbers

Fire / Police / Ambulance
In life-threatening situations, call 000


from GSM mobile phone 112

Nursing Post General Enquiries
(+61 8) 9292 5030

131 444

Rottnest Island Rangers
(+61 8) 9372 9788

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
(+61 8) 9372 9730
After hours: (+61 8) 9372 9728

Rottnest Island Authority
(+61 8) 9432 9300