We are pleased to advise that Rottnest Island will reopen to visitors, overnight guests and boaters on Saturday 6 June 2020.
Until then, Rottnest Island and its surrounding waters remain closed to visitors and non-authorised vessels in line with State Government orders issued under the Emergency Management Act, as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fuel Jetty redevelopment
The Island’s Fuel Jetty is undergoing a major redevelopment with works expected to be completed by November 2020.
The new jetty will provide improved facilities and accessibility to the Island including additional power and water outlets, new finger jetties at a lower level between pens and enhanced refuelling for smaller vessels.
During the works period, access to the Fuel Jetty (including fuelling, berthing and pen mooring) will be closed to all vessels.
The closure (please see map below) covers all the waters enclosed within 10 metres of the Fuel Jetty which are:
bound by a point on the foreshore 31˚59.776ˊS 115˚32.518ˊE
eastwards to a point 31˚59.782ˊS 115˚32.592ˊE
then south to a point 31˚59.807ˊS 115˚32.589ˊE
then west to a point on the foreshore 31˚59.811ˊS 115˚32.522ˊE.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and maintain a safe clearance when transiting this area.
Fuel services and potable water supplies will not be available from the jetty for the duration of the scheduled works. Potable water remains available from the Geordie Bay Jetty.
Once the Island is reopened to visitors, skippers of vessels travelling to the Island will need to ensure they have adequate fuel supplies for their entire journey to and from the Island for the duration of the project.
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