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Leavers 2016

Leavers on Rottnest Island kicks off on Monday 21 November 2016 for three nights, checking out on Thursday 24 November 2016.

View the Leaver's program!

Entertainment Wristband

The entertainment wristband is included in the price of your accommodation and will get you in to a stack of day/ night time activities and entertainment during your Leavers celebration! This year's wristband includes:

  • Beach parties
  • DJ's
  • Chill out zones
  • Free food
  • Free beach activities
  • Relax and pamper zones
  • Just 4 Fun Aqua Park access on Tues and Wed from 10.30am – 4.30pm!
  • Plus loads more still to be announced!...

Download the Leavers App

The mobile app will provide Leavers with the below info for Dunsborough and Rottnest Island: 

Closure of Water to Boating, Thomson Bay, 0001hrs Monday 21st November 2016, to 1200hrs Thursday 24 November 2016
Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Authority Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the follow waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency and authorised vessels and tenders with a max vessel length <3.75m are permitted to access the beach, excluding designated swimming areas between 0001hrs Monday 21st November 2016 and 1200hrs on Thursday 24th November 2016.
Thomson Bay
All the waters within 40 metres of the shoreline, from a point on the foreshore 400 metres south of the Hotel Jetty and extending in a northerly direction to Mushroom Rock at Bathurst Point. Authorised emergency service vessels, approved service vessel/s. his has been introduced to assist in achieving public safety and appropriate signage will be placed on site and a map showing these restrictions is available here.   
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and maintain a safe clearance when transiting around this area.

Skydive Geronimo Rottnest Leavers Special!

Available for jumps between 21st & 24th of November!

10,000ft Tandem - only $349.00!
* 30 seconds freefall
* Free Geronimo Cap

Booking process and conditions for Leaver’s keen to experience WA’s best beach skydive:
• Please complete this consent form, have it signed by a parent/guardian and email to
• Scanned copy of the parents’ driver’s license or passport required for verification purposes
• APF membership form will also need to be completed in advance, so that a parent or guardian can read through the insurance options and help the child decide whether to opt in our out

Accommodation Booking Process

There is no longer a ballot held for Rottnest Island Authority accommodation over Leavers. Bookings open NOW!

Bookings for RIA accommodation will be taken over the phone by calling Rottnest Island Reservations on (08) 9432 9111. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Please note that normal RIA booking rules apply. Each house must have one nominated key holder aged 18 years or over and stay in the accommodation for the duration of the booking.

Please choose carefully as once a booking is made, there will be no opportunity to cancel although guest names can be changed prior to arrival.

Accommodation Types and Pricing

Please note that Leavers accommodation will only be offered in the Main Settlement areas of North and South Thomson, Bathurst and Caroline Thomson.

Prices are as follows and include 3 night’s accommodation, entertainment wristbands for all those booked to stay in the house:

Accommodation Type     Price
4 bed unit (linen incl.)     $1,582.00 ($395.50 per person) 
6 bed unit (linen incl.)     $2,103.00 ($350.50 per person)
8 bed unit (linen incl.)          $2,711.00 ($338.90 per person)
4 bed bungalow (linen incl.)     $1,150.00 ($287.50 per person)
6 bed bungalow (linen incl.)     $1,545.00 ($257.50 per person)
5 bed cabin (without linen)     $1,265.00 ($253.00 per person)
Foldabed      $265

Note: Linen can be hired at the time of booking or up to 48hrs before arrival.

Price per person is based on all beds being occupied. The rate per person is higher if beds are not all filled.

The above accommodation types will be available until sold out. A limited number of folder beds can be hired except in cabins and 4 bed standard rooms. A maximum of one folder bed may be hired per unit at a cost of $265.00 including entertainment wristband.

  • All units except cabins include linen.
  • One key is provided for each unit. A second key can be obtained from the Visitor Centre on payment of a $10 deposit.
  • The costs of ferry transfers to Rottnest are not included in the prices above.
  • The maximum number of people able to stay in a unit equals the number of fixed beds plus one more if a folder bed has been hired.

What you will need before you book

At the time of booking you will need the name of your registered leaver, curriculum council number, name of school and full contact details. You will also need the full contact details of the registered key holder (18+) including e mail address.

Full payment is required at time of booking and no refunds will be given. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard.

Security Deposits

A security deposit of $1,500.00 must be paid 3 weeks before your arrival date. It is not required at time of booking but must be paid by Monday 31 October 2016.

Important information for Boaties staying over Leavers

Please refer and complete the Leavers Boaties Registration Form if you are a Leaver staying on a boat over Leavers, a skipper or part of a boat crew.

Important Info for Booked Leavers

Please read the Inventory list for Standard, Premium and Premium View accommodation which outlines all inventory that will be in your unit. You will be asked to double-check your unit for all inventory when you arrive as the cost of any missing inventory will be taken from your bond.