Sign up now for 2016 Volunteer Weekends!

Posted by Convenor on January 11, 2016  •

We have four volunteer weekends this year and we need 50 people for each weekend. Please fill out this years form and get it to us as soon as you can if you would like to volunteer. The first weekend will be held in April, we will be again working on the coastal walk trail. The last weekend will be dedicated to weeding and beach maintenance. Please fill in the form and either email it or post it to us soon. (Please see the contact page for our postal adress).

2016 Volunteer Weekend dates:

  • Weekend 1: April 8-10
  • Weekend 2: May 27 - 29
  • Weekend 3: July 22 - 24
  • Weekend 4: August 26 - 28

2016 Volunteer Weekend Booking Form

Is Rottnest Island becoming 'out of reach' for WA families?

Posted by Convenor on April 4, 2015  •

Read the latest about the cost of spending a day at Rottnest Island in this article by Louise Merrillees from the ABC. We have to agree, a ferry ride to Rottnest is out of the reach of the average WA family and people just aren't going for that reason. What do you think? Leave a comment on our facebook page and tell us what you think.

A Rottnest Society member recently spent a holiday in Bali and travelled to Nusa Lembongan, an island off Bali, the same distance Rottnest is from the coast of WA, and paid only $50 for a return ferry fare, but had the choice of MANY ferries running to the island, all offering transport services included in the fare.

Rottnest Island becoming 'out of reach' for WA families

Support the Rottnest (Wadjemup) Walk Trail Project

Posted by Convenor on April 4, 2015  •

This project aims to preserve and protect Rottnest’s unique environment, as well as raise the awareness of the Island’s environmental values and cultural history by providing interpretive elements along the Trail to educate the community. The Rottnest Society will be contributing volunteer labour towards revegetation aspects of the project. Another affiliated community group project partner, the Rottnest Foundation, is busy raising funding for the Walk Trail.

To find out how you can support this project, please visit