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  •  Activities
  •  Perth, Rottnest Island
  •  Fremantle to Rottnest Island One Way Ferry Service

Fremantle to Rottnest Island One Way Ferry Service

SeaLink Rottnest Island

  • Perth, Rottnest Island
  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • 48 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Fremantle to Rottnest Island One Way Ferry Service
  • 2. Fare Inclusive of Government Admission Fee
  • 3. Free WIFI on board

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Fremantle to Rottnest Island One Way Ferry Service
  • 2. Fare Inclusive of Government Admission Fee
  • 3. Free WIFI on board

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Perth, Rottnest Island
Depature point ● Departs: daily, all year round
   Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: B Shed Victoria Quay, Fremantle
● Ferry Schedules
- Season 1 (10 May 2021 – 02 July 2021): 07:00, 09:00, 11:00
- Season 2 (03 July 2021 – 18 July 2021): 07:00, 09:00, 11:00, 15:00
- Season 3 (19 July 2021 – 29 October 2021): 07:00, 09:00, 11:00
- Season 4 (30 October 2021 – 24 December 2021):
  ○ Mondays to Fridays: 07:00, 09:00, 11:00, 15:00
  ○ Saturdays to Sundays: 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 09:45, 11:00, 15:00, 16:45
  Ferry Schedules are reference only and subject to change without notice at any time.
How to get there ● By Car
There are several paid parking areas in Victoria Quay, including short, medium and long term options. This parking is not undercover nor is it secure and it is in demand.
- Parking fees apply

● By Public Transport
The Fremantle Train Station & bus terminal is a 5 minute walk from Victoria Quay.
Please check the Transport Perth timetables ( for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
Please refer to for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.

● Child Policy
- Children under 4 years of age travel free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat.
- In the interest of safety, children aged twelve or under are not permitted to travel without direct supervision from a parent or adult guardian.

● Rottnest Island Government Admission Fees
All visitors to Rottnest Island are required to pay a Government Admission Fee, or 'landing fee' which is collected from island visitors by the ferry companies on behalf of the Rottnest Island Authority. This fee contributes to the conservation of the Island, provisions and upkeep of facilities. This fee will be included in the total price of your ferry fare, and is payable at the time of booking.

● Taking Pets to Rottnest Island
- Rottnest Island has an especially unique environment and is a Class A Reserve.
- Pets are NOT allowed on the Island under any circumstances.
- Registered Guide Dogs: If there is a genuine medical requirement to bring an animal with you such as a guide, assistance or companion dog this is acceptable, however please contact the Rangers prior to arrival on (08) 9372 9788.

2 Overview

Departing daily from Fremantle, SeaLink Rottnest Island provides a competitively priced ferry service to Perth's favourite island paradise. With hospitality trained staff on board you can expect excellent customer service and a friendly smile to welcome you.

Fremantle to Rottnest Island One Way Ferry Service


Rottnest Island


Beautiful beaches, cute Quokkas and wonderful snorkelling – Rottnest Island is a must see spot!


Perth's idyllic island playground, Rottnest is just a short ferry ride from the mainland and a world away from city life. For such a tiny island, this car-free and carefree Class A reserve packs a lot of pleasure into a day.


Getting to "Rotto", as the locals affectionately call it, is a breeze. Just a short 19 kilometres off the coast, Rottnest Island is an A-Class reserve offering a wealth of holiday experiences that covers six major habitats and 63 bays and beaches. The island is also world renowned for being home to the one of the world's cutest creatures – the Quokka.


Meet a quokka

Rottnest Island is known globally as the home of the cutest and most photogenic animal in the world, the quokka. Apart from a small colony on the mainland, they are found nowhere else on Earth. These tiny animals, related to wallabies, are found in abundance on the island, and have no fear of humans so will often come right up to visitors. Remember that it is illegal to touch or feed quokkas, so keep a respectful distance and use a selfie stick for the best photo. Rottnest Island is also home to one of the world's most critically endangered mammals, Gilbert's potoroo, which have been introduced to the island to help revive the species.


Rottnest Island Essential Hints and Safety Tips

  • Observe but do not touch or feed the wildlife. On the spot fines of $150.00 may apply to anyone seen interfering with animals (including feeding).
  • Beware of snakes in terrestrial areas.
  • Beware of rocks, currents, waves, boats and wildlife when swimming.
  • Rottnest Island is a high fire risk area. Fires are prohibited at all times.
  • Helmets are compulsory by law in Western Australia when cycling. Please ride safely and responsibly and keep left on all paths. Stay on the cycle and walk paths to protect flora.
  • As tempting as it may be to “borrow” a bike, please be aware that this is considered stealing and a criminal offence.
  • Treat Indigenous and heritage sites with respect.
  • Leave only footprints! Take your rubbish with you and keep Rottnest beautiful.
  • Disabled access toilets located at the Visitor Centre, Bedford Ave, Henderson Ave, Geordie Bay and Parker Point.
  • All commercial filming and drone usage (including personal usage) must be approved by the Rottnest Island Authority. Visit


The Ferry Service

Rottnest Island is 18 kilometres from the port city of Fremantle, the ferry crossing takes approximately 30 minutes. 


Please allow a 30 minute minimum check-in time prior to departure in order to collect your boarding pass(es) and make appropriate luggage arrangements.

  •  If you are travelling with no checked-in luggage and have a QR code ticket you will not need to check-in at our office, and can simply head straight to boarding.
  • If you are checking in luggage, you will be required to check-in at our ticketing office first to collect your luggage tags.


Boarding for all passengers closes 10 minutes prior to departure.


Both Fremantle and Perth departure terminals offers disabled and family friendly restrooms including a baby change table.



Luggage Information


Carry-On Luggage

Passengers are welcome to bring on board, one (1) carry-on item (excluding infant fare type).


No luggage is allowed in the aisles, wheelchair spaces or any other area that may hinder a rapid evacuation.


Additional items or sporting equipment such as bikes must be pre-booked and will incur a small fee for transfer. These items are not allowed inside the main area of the vessel.


Please Note: There is very limited storage space in the passenger cabin, luggage will be taken and stowed on a first in, first served basis.


Luggage Delivery

If staying overnight, you can have your luggage (bags and eskies) delivered to your accommodation on your behalf. Each piece of luggage will incur a $2.00 transport fee.


Luggage labels must be collected from the ticket office at check in. Please have your accommodation address ready at time of check-in.


Conditions of Luggage

The Company accepts no responsibility for loss of, or damage to luggage, or for consequential damages arising therefrom whether sustained during off-loading or transportation, and whether arising from negligence, malfunction of the vessel or other cause, except to the extent that the exclusion of such liability is prohibited by law.


Fishing rods, bicycles, and golf bags cannot be delivered by the Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) and must be collected by the owner from the jetty, upon arrival at Rottnest. Items that are of an excessive size or weight may be refused at loading, and will not be carried by SeaLink Rottnest Island. This is up to the discretion of the vessel crew at the time of boarding.


In the interests of passenger and vessel safety, SeaLink Rottnest Island reserves the right to conduct a search of any luggage.


Maximum Luggage Sizes
Type Height Length Depth Max Weight
Carry On 600mm 400mm 300mm 10kg
Checked 800mm 500mm 400mm 22kg

• Checked luggage cannot exceed 10 kilograms if it is Box / crate without handles.


Additional Information
  • Luggage exceeding the specified size will not be transported or delivered.
  • No 'piggy‐backing' of luggage is permitted, for example, attaching a sleeping bag to a suitcase.
  • Each passenger (excluding infants) is entitled to 1 x carry on item no larger than specified in the above table.
  • Note: Even if an oversized or overweight item was inadvertently accepted by SeaLink Rottnest Island it may not be delivered by the RIA to your booked accommodation.


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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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