Emergency Services

Emergency information and important contact numbers you should take with you as you travel around Rottnest Island.  

Emergency Contact Numbers

Fire / Police / Ambulance (life threatening cases) - 000
Fire / Police / Ambulance from GSM mobile phone - 112
Royal Flying Doctors Service (emergencies only) - 1800 625 800
Rottnest Island Visitor Centre - +61 8 9372 9730
Rottnest Island Visitor Centre (after hours) - +61 8 9372 9728
Rottnest Island Rangers - +61 8 9372 9788
Island Facilities Management Contractor - 1300 044 534
(for Lessees and their residential staff to report incidents)

Non-emergency Contacts

Police - 131 444
Ambulance (non-emergency transport) - +61 8 9334 1234
Fire Services of WA (general enquiries) - 1800 199 084
State Emergency Services - 1300 130 039
Department of Immigration - 13 18 81

For a comprehensive list of hospitals on Western Australia, visit the Department of Health.

Automated external defibrillators (AED)

The Rottnest Island Authority has installed five automated external defibrillators (AED) in key areas on the Island.

They are located at:

  • Kingstown Barracks
  • The Mall
  • The Basin
  • Geordie Bay shopping complex
  • Rottnest Island Fire Station

The defibrillators were purchased with the assistance of the Rottnest Island Foundation and a St John Lotterywest Heart Grant.

Please note that in the event of an emergency on the Island, dial 000 and follow the prompts.  If the incident is a cardiac-related medical emergency, the 000 operator will provide a code to unlock and use the AED.

The AEDs will be registered with St John Ambulance WA and their locations listed on their First Responder mobile app. Everyone who has received first aid training is encouraged to download it to their mobile phone or tablet.

We also encourage everyone to download the Emergency+ app. This app uses the GPS functionality built into smart phones to provide location information including GPS coordinates and street address, which assists in an emergency. For more information visit https://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/


Rottnest Island Nursing Post

Rottnest Island Nursing Post is located at 2 Abbott Street, within the Thomson Bay Settlement Area and is open to residents and visitors throughout the year.

The Nursing Post is staffed by three permanent registered nurses who reside on the island, and a part-time administrative assistant. Visitors can head to the Nursing Post in the case of accidents and emergencies as well as primary health care services, including x-ray examination, pharmaceutical supplies and pathology collection.

For further information, visit the Rottnest Island Nursing Post information page on the Fremantle Health Service website, or download the Rottnest Island Nursing post printable information (pdf 40KB).