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Ablutions Upgrade Program

The program focuses on enhancing the public toilet facilities across Rottnest Island, a crucial aspect of the visitor experience.


The Ablutions Upgrade Program involves both new constructions and refurbishments of existing ablution facilities, from the settlement out to West End. The initiative addresses the ageing infrastructure, with many facilities over 30 years old and requiring significant improvements.

Accessibility is a key focus of the program, ensuring facilities cater to all visitors. The program also incorporates aesthetic improvements to the surrounding landscapes, contributing to an overall better visitor experience.

The project has already seen the completion of facilities in several key areas, with future upgrades scheduled for other important locations.

Key benefits

Upgraded ablution facilities around the island
Improved visitor experience
Inclusion of accessible facilities where feasible
Inclusion of baby change and toddler facilities where feasible
Ongoing provision of visitor amenity that is both safe and meets visitor expectations

Key dates

Oliver Hill, Wadjemup Lighthouse, Visitor Centre, The Basin, West End and Geordie Bay, and Longreach Bay facilities have been completed. 

Expected completion dates for the ablution facilities to be delivered this year are: 

  • Narrow Neck – October 2024
  • Digby Drive – October 2024


Various locations across the island

Works notices

Ablution Facilities Upgrade Program | April 2024 - October 2024
Settlement Mall, Narrow Neck

Rottnest Island Authority is progressing the Ablution Facilities Upgrade Program, with facilities across the island scheduled to be upgraded over the coming years as part of the island’s capital works program.

Settlement Mall  ablutions will be upgraded from mid-April 2024 with the following:

  • New universal accessible toilet facilities
  • New family room with baby change facilities and lounge area
  • New fixtures and fittings throughout
  • Upgrade of existing building with new finishes to wall, floor and ceiling
  • Improvements to entrance and definition to pathways to entrances
  • Shade shelters, bike racks and bin enclosures

The program of works includes landscaping and upgrades to the surroundings of the new ablution facilities with safe pathways and thoroughfares for visitors, cyclists, service vehicles and buses.

Construction works are scheduled to be completed by October 2024.

Narrow Neck Ablutions Replacement and Precinct Upgrade 

Commencing: Mid-April 2024 
Completion: Mid-October 2024 

Narrow Neck ablutions include: 

  • Construction of new ablution block with hybrid septic system 
  • New bin enclosure area with vehicle turnaround
  • Recreation area along old road with bitumen stabilised limestone hardstand, shelters and picnic tables. 

Precinct works include bus stop improvements, demolition of existing toilet block, and erosion control and planting new vegetation. Demolition of old toilets will not commence until new toilets are operational.  

Contact and further information

All ablution facilities around the island are scheduled to be upgraded over the coming years and we will continue to update you as the capital works program is implemented. You can reach us at the following details to find out more about these projects. Our contact lines are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, excluding public holidays.


Rottnest Island Authority will adopt a phased capital funding approach to the upgrades in this project.
Start date
End date
October 2024
Various locations across the island
Rottnest Island Authority will adopt a phased capital funding approach to the upgrades in this project.