Travel Safe

The wellbeing of everyone in our Rottnest Island community, including our guests, is of the highest priority. We’ve put measures in place to help you to travel safe at Rottnest Island, to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and community.

Travel to Rottnest Island is subject to current WA State Government COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for phase four, which may change at the discretion of WA Department of Health.

Relevant businesses and venues will be required to keep a mandatory contact register for staff and patrons. Maintaining a contact register is an extra safety measure and one of the most effective ways to control the spread of COVID-19.

Being COVID safe is a shared responsibility so please read on for the safe practices that we ask you to follow. 

Before you travel

Stay home if you are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

You should not visit Rottnest Island if you;

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting on COVID-19 test results
  • You are required to self-isolate or quarantine
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms or if you are feeling unwell
Other ways you can be COVID safe:

  • Practice physical distancing when eating, drinking and waiting in line
  • Use the hand sanitiser and hand wash facilities at venues and public spaces
  • Listen and comply to the instructions of staff
  • Be patient and comply with government-mandated contact tracing requirements when entering venues
  • We encourage cashless payment
  • Comply with the maximum capacity requirements applicable in shops, tours and restaurants
  • Download the SafeWA app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store now.

Traveller obligations for contact tracing when visiting Rottnest Island

The WA State Government requires relevant businesses to maintain a contact register for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing if required. 

When you visit Rottnest Island, businesses that are required to comply with contract registration will have public signage about the obligation for consumers to provide their details to enter their venue and how to do this.

If COVID-19 is detected in the WA community, contact registers help to protect us all by enabling the WA Health Contact Team to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

How we are being COVID safe at Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Authority has developed an in-depth COVID Safety Plan for its public spaces, public amenities, accommodation and other venues to comply with the requirements of the WA State Government COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for phase four.

  • COVID safety equipment and procedures will be used by RIA staff and volunteers that interact with customers e.g. security, visitor centre
  • There is frequent regular cleaning of public and high traffic areas
  • Contact tracing will be conducted as per state government requirements at Rottnest Island Authority venues on Rottnest Island.
  • Rottnest Island Authority staff members and volunteers who operate in high contact areas have completed hospitality hygiene training
  • The Rottnest Island Business community have implemented CÓVID-19 Safety Plans based on current state government requirements.

Cancellation due to COVID-19

Travellers should check the terms and conditions of your transport and accommodation provider, should you need to postpone or cancel your visit to Rottnest Island as a result of COVID-19.