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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island in Western Australia is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle, south of the capital Perth.

It’s a popular destination for interstate and international visitors. The mediterranean-style climate and abundant indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide for a unique island experience.

The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) controls and manages the Island on behalf of the Western Australian Government.

Essential Guide to Rottnest Island

The Essential Guide produced by the Rottnest Island Authority has everything you need to know about the Island, including a full list of tours and activities, bus schedules and a map with suggested cycle paths and the Wadjemup Bidi – a series of Walk Trail routes.

You can get a printed copy from the ferry terminals when going to the island or from the Visitor Centre on the island.

Download the Rottnest Island Essential Guide

PDF, www.rottnestisland.com. A new edition will be available at the time of the IPS event.

Getting There

Don’t worry, getting to Rottnest Island is easy! Most delegates will fly into Perth, take a taxi to the ferry terminal and hop on a ferry to Rottnest Island.

From Perth Airport you can catch a taxi to the ferry terminal or to your hotel if you are staying in Perth for the night. Approximate taxi costs and times are AUD$40 to Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty (25 minutes) and AUD$70 one way to Fremantle (40 minutes).

Two companies operate ferry services each day to/from Rottnest Island. Depending on your arrival time, you may need to stay in Perth overnight and catch a ferry the next day. More details and links to the ferry companies are listed below.

Delegates will need to arrange their own flights and ferry ticket to/from Rottnest Island.

It is possible to fly to/from Rottnest Island by small plane or helicopter, click here for the options.

Planning Your Attendance


Register for the PD Course and/or Technical Workshop using the online form. We recommend you book as early as possible. November is very busy on Rottnest Island.


As it is an island, we recommend you book accommodation before you book flights, especially if you are booking late. See below for bookings options.


All major carriers fly into Perth (or have codeshares). If you are unsure, a travel agent can give you advice on the best flight options.


Book your ferry tickets to suit your flight times. You can do this online (see the website links). Most delegates will find the Rottnest Express ferry from Perth’s city terminal the most convenient.

Rottnest Island Website

www.rottnestisland.com is the official website for Rottnest Island and has extensive information about visiting the island, including history, ferry information and tourist information.

We recommend all attendees visit the website.

Rottnest Island Authority

ria.wa.gov.au is the Rottnest Island Authority website and has information about how the island is managed.

Rottnest Express Ferry

Phone 1300 467 688

Departs from Fremantle (approximately 25 minutes) and Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty (90 minutes).

Rottnest Express also offer complimentary transfers from hotels in the Perth CBD or Fremantle area. All transfers MUST be pre-booked directly with Rottnest Express. More information.

Rottnest Fast Ferries

Phone +61 8 9246 1039

Departs from Hillarys Boat Harbour Ferry Terminal (45 minutes) which is 22km from Perth. 

Booking Accommodation

Karma Rottnest Resort

Karma Rottnest Resort is 400 metres from the IPS Connect venue, Hotel Rottnest.

Room Options & Costs

Costs are indicative and need to confirmed with Karma when booking.

  • Premium Lakeside ( 1 x King Bed ) $319.50
  • Lakeside Standard ( 1 x Queen plus 1 x Single ) $292.50
  • Palm Court Deluxe ( 1 x Queen plus 1 x Single ) $274.50
  • Standard Double ( 1 x Queen ) $225
  • Standard Twin ( 2 x Single ) $225
  • Quod Double ( 1 x Double ) $207
  • Quod Twin ( 2 x Single ) $207
  • Quod 4 ( 1 x Double plus a set of bunks )
  • Quod 6 ( 1 x Double plus 2 sets of bunks )

All of the above include a fully cooked buffet breakfast. All rates are based on up to 2 people in the rooms, additional surcharges can apply if needing to accommodate more than two people per room.


Tel: +618 9292 5161
Email: reservations@rottnestlodge.com.au

Quote the group name IPS connect.

RIA Booking Service

Other accommodation places can be booked via Rottnest Island Authority.

Visit their website for options. http://www.rottnestisland.com/accommodation.

Rottnest Island Reservations

Phone: +61 8 9432 9111

Trading hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (Australian Western Standard Time)

Accommodation Maps

Maps for accommodation on Rottnest Island


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