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Rottnest Channel Swim

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.

Whether competing as a solo, duo or team, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a ‘team’ event with all swimmers surrounded by a support network of paddlers, boat skippers and crew. The event, managed by the Rottnest Channel Swim Association, is held in February of each year and is Rottnest Island’s biggest day.

Rottnest Channel Swim is a family friendly event. Come down and support your family and friends.

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All Competitors and Support Crew - Admission Fees

RIA has waived admission fees for Channel Swim competitors and persons onboard support vessels displaying an authorised 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim sticker, including the accompanying paddle craft. 

All other vessels entering the Reserve are required to pay admission fees. This can be done online here. Be sure you have your vessel registration and credit card available at the time you make the booking. Paying online allows our Rangers to confirm your admission fees have been paid and avoid any follow-up action.

More information on admission fees can be found here.