2019 Volunteer Weekends!

Updated by Convenor on February 13, 2019  •

Hello to our fantastic volunteers, here are the dates for the 2019 volunteer weekends.

  • Weekend 1: May 3-5 (Sea spurge weeding and beach clean-up)
  • Weekend 2: June 21-23 (Salt Lake re-vegetation)
  • Weekend 3: July 19-21 (Osprey Nest protection, Marjorie Bay re-vegetation
  • Weekend 4: August 16-18 (Salt Lake re-vegetation,Daisy Wildflower Planting)

To register your interest and hold a place, please download a copy of our booking form in either PDF or MS Word versions, then fill it out and scan/attach it to a return email.

We look forward to seeing you on the island!

2017 Annual General Meeting of the Rottnest Society

Updated by Convenor on Sept 27, 2017  •

To our members and friends, and anyone that would like to join us...

The Rottnest Society Annual General Meeting will be held on the 12th October at 7pm, we would love to see you there. Our keynote speaker is Rottnest Island Authority CEO Michelle Reynolds.


12th October 2017, 7pm

Claremont Bowling Club, 64 Bayview Tce, Claremont.


2017 Volunteer Weekends: full

Updated by Convenor on May 23, 2017  •

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for our 2017 volunteer weekends. We are now full for all remaining weekends. Please keep an eye on our facebook page and website for announcements of next years call for volunteers.

The May weekend volunteers had quite a wet weekend planting on the island, but at least the new trees were well watered in. Thank you again for your hard work, and keep an eye out for our next newsletter where we will report on the fabulous work done.

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 http://www.rottnestfoundation.org.au/