Rottnest Ferries

Your Gateway to Perth’s Island Playground…

Rottnest is just 19km off of Perth’s coastline, and a lightning fast ocean crossing on one of our high speed ferries.

The island, 11km long and 4.5km at its widest point, is an A-Class reserve enjoying a semi-arid Mediterranean style climate with stunning coral reefs, crystal clear waters and unique wildlife. With pristine bays, secluded beaches and a unique style of architecture dating back to the 1800s, Rottnest is sure to amaze you with what it has to offer.

Departing Hillarys Boat Harbour daily, Rottnest Fast Ferries offers a variety of travel times and tour options to accommodate your perfect day out; set off on a bike or catch the shuttle bus to explore Rottnest at your own pace, or book an all-inclusive day or overnight package. Seasonal Coastal and Whale Watching Cruises also operate, showcasing the beauty of Perth’s scenic Sunset Coast.

Courtesy coach transfers are available from accommodation in Perth City, Northbridge and Scarborough, or enjoy free parking in Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Ferry Schedule

Ferry Transfer Prices

Prices 1st July 2020 – 30th June 2021

Same Day Return
Fare Type Base Price Admission Fee Total
Adult $68.00 $19.50 $87.50
Senior/Student $58.00 $19.50 $77.50
Child (4-12) $42.00 $7.00 $49.00
Toddler (2-3) $25.00 NIL $25.00
Infant (U2) $5.00 NIL $5.00
Family Pass (2Ad, 2Ch) $181.00 $47.00 $228.00
Extended Stay Return
Fare Type Base Price Admission Fee Total
Adult $68.00 $25.50 $93.50
Senior/Student $58.00 $25.50 $83.50
Child (4-12) $42.00 $8.50 $50.50
Toddler (2-3) $25.00 NIL $25.00
Infant (U2) $5.00 NIL $5.00
Family Pass (2Ad, 2Ch) $181.00 $58.00 $239.00

*A Family Pass is valid for 2 Adults and 2 Children (U12) travelling to and from Rottnest Island on the same services. A valid Seniors/Proof of Age or Student card must be presented to receive these fare types.

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Luggage Labels & Delivery

To have your luggage delivered to your accommodation on the island, luggage labels will need to be purchased from our office at $3.00 per item.

Those who book and pay  seven or more days before their departure date are eligible to purchase luggage labels at a discounted rate of $2.00 per item, and these will be posted out to you free of charge. This allows you to bypass the office completely on the day of departure, and avoid the queue. However these labels must be purchased at the time of the booking to take advantage of the discount, any labels that are purchased within seven days of departure will cost $3.00 each.

For more information about our luggage labels and what can and can’t be delivered please click here.

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Freight Charges

Prices for taking various items on the ferry are below, please note that this is simply a freight charge and these items will not be delivered to your accommodation. If you have bags that need to be delivered to where you are staying on the island you will need to purchase luggage labels.

Item Freight Charge

  • Bike Freight $15.00
  • Bike Trailer $10.00
  • Dive Tanks $10.00
  • Surfboard $10.00
  • Kayaks/ Waveskis/ Paddleboards $25.00
  • Cray Pots $10.00
  • Outboard Motor (no fuel allowed) $25.00



Snorkel & Flipper Hire

Explore Rottnest Island’s beautiful marine life with snorkel and flipper hire.



Boasting 63 beaches and 20 bays, Rottnest Island is home to stunning coral reef and tropical fish. Sheltered swimming areas and underwater snorkelling trails make the island a popular snorkelling location year-round.


Snorkel & Flipper hire from $15.00

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Please Note: snorkelling equipment is collected from Hillarys Boat Harbour prior to departure. 

Bike Hire

Rottnest Fast Ferries has a fleet of 7-speed custom built hire bikes, designed for cycling at Rottnest Island.


Save yourself time on the island and hire your bike with your ferry ticket before you depart; our crew load the bikes on and off the vessel for you, so once you arrive at Rottnest Island you can set off with the wind in your hair to explore!


Adult bikes from $30.00. Child bikes from $16.00

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Please Note: Hire bikes are collected from Hillarys Boat Harbour prior to departure. All hire bikes come with helmet and lock.

Tours & packages

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