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Stay Rottnest Accommodation Refurbishment

This extensive program involves the refurbishment of Rottnest Island Authority’s accommodation offerings and focuses on enhancing the comfort and service level of various accommodation types.


Most accommodation on Rottnest Island is operated by Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) via  Stay Rottnest, which includes self-contained units and villas. These properties, strategically located around the coastline of the island, are set to undergo significant refurbishments. The project includes the renovation of kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, installation of new flooring, replacement of aging windows and doors, new internal painting, and courtyard amenity upgrades.  

The South Thomson accommodation precinct upgrade has already been completed, and further renovations are in the planning phase.

The Stay Rottnest accommodation enhancement is a key priority of the Rottnest Island Management Plan 2023-28. The project also aligns with RIA's strategy to maintain high standards while exploring private investment opportunities for new large-scale offerings, ensuring the future sustainability and appeal of the island's accommodations.

Key benefits

Refurbishment of kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms
New flooring installed throughout
Aging windows and doors replaced
New internal paint
Upgrade of courtyard amenities

Key dates

Geordie Bay units are expected to be refurbished from April to September 2024.

A staged program of works is also in the planning phase to renew and refresh accommodation at Fay’s Bay, Longreach Bay, North Thomson and Bathurst.

See more information here about South Thomson Bay accommodation refurbishments already completed. 


Works notices

Geordie Bay Accommodation Refurbishment | April - September 2024
Geordie Bay
Commencing: 15 April 2024 

Completion: September 2024 

The refurbishment includes: 

  • Modernising kitchens and bathrooms 
  • Refurbishing bedrooms and living areas 
  • Installing new flooring, fixtures and fittings
  • Replacing ageing windows and doors 
  • Upgrading of balconies and courtyard amenities including barbeques and seating 


Rottnest Island Authority will adopt a phased capital funding approach to the unit upgrades in this project.
Rottnest Island Authority will adopt a phased capital funding approach to the unit upgrades in this project.