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12th July 2021

There are no longer any capacity restrictions throughout Western Australia. If you are traveling with us we will no longer require mask-wearing onboard our vessels. At boarding, proof of registration through the Safe WA app must be shown to the crew, alternatively manual registers will also be available. We recommend that you continue to practice safe hygiene and if you/or anyone in your travel party feel unwell please do not travel.

6th July 2021

Transitional restrictions are in effect from 12.01am today, Tuesday until 12.01am Monday, 12 July 2021 for Perth and Peel. 

If you are traveling with us over this time, we recommend that you observe social distancing in line with the 2sqm rule and practice safe hygiene. At boarding, proof of registration through the Safe WA app must be shown to the crew, alternatively manual registers will also be available. Wearing of masks will be compulsory to board and must stay on for the duration of the journey to and/from Rottnest Island.

2nd July 2021

Rottnest Services resuming on Tuesday 3/07/21 following State Government announcement of lockdown ending. 

SeaLink Rottnest will resume ferries to Rottnest Island as per standard schedules from Saturday, 3rd July 2021. Schedules may change due to weather or restrictions so booking is essential. 

For passenger comfort we will be managing capacity to ensure social distancing is observed.  If you are travelling with us over this time, we recommend that you observe social distancing and practice safe hygiene. At boarding, proof of registration through the Safe WA app must be shown to crew, alternatively manual registers will also be available. Wearing of masks will be compulsory to board and must stay on for the duration of the journey to and/from Rottnest Island. The above restrictions will remain in place until Monday 12:01am, 12th July 2021. If you have an urgent enquiry regarding a booking over this period, please contact our team on (08) 9325 9352 or [email protected] 


28th June 2021

State Government announces 4 day lockdown for Perth and Peel Region.

Please be advised that due to the enforced WA Government Covid-19 Lockdown announced this evening, we will be cancelling our Rottnest Island ferry operations up to and including Friday 02 July 2021, pending further Government advice.

We will be operating the following services tomorrow, Tuesday 29 June 2021, to enable our customers to return FROM Rottnest Island TO B Shed Fremantle: 

8am (0800), 10am (1000), 4pm (1600)

Our friendly Reservations Team will be contacting you from early Tuesday morning to confirm your return time from the island tomorrow. 

We are happy to offer a Credit (valid for 12 months, and transferrable to family and friends) to those customers booked to travel with us later in the week.

We anticipate that we will be inundated with enquiries, so we appreciate your patience as our Team works to contact you.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this time and look forward to welcoming you back on board in the not too distant future.


What are we doing to minimise the risk of COVID-19?

We have always had stringent and rigorous hygiene standards, cleaning procedures and health and safety practices. During this time, we have stepped our practices and procedures up even further. 

Our staff have been briefed and trained on appropriate hand hygiene and sanitising practices. We will continue to monitor and maintain these practices in accordance with the health advice to ensure we maintain these to the highest standards. 

All our operations have increased vessel, vehicle and room cleaning procedures and practices. Hard surfaces (such as tables, handrails, door handles, counters etc.) are being cleaned more regularly to minimise the risk. 

Where possible we have made additional hand sanitisers and cleaning stations available to our customers and employees to exercise good hand/hygiene practices. We have also placed hygiene communications in our vessels, vehicles, accommodation, food venues, shop fronts/counters/terminals from the relevant health authorities. 

Additional control measures we have put in place at SeaLink Rottnest Island include:

  • Capped the number of passengers per vessel to accommodate for social distancing practices 
  • An experienced cleaning team and additional training of crew members in cleaning procedures
  • Signage on best hand washing techniques and practices
  • Reinforced vigilance in hand washing throughout our properties 
  • An increased number of hygiene hand washing stations
  • Activating Safety Alert Bulletins

In the unlikely event that a customer or staff member presents with symptoms, where possible we will supply them with a mask and follow the instructions and recommendations from the Australian Government Health Department. Click here for more information.

What can you do to minimise the risk? 

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best way to minimise the risk from COVID-19. You should:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 
  • If unwell, avoid contact with others. Consider deferring travel and seek healthcare advice.
  • Exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures (stay more than 1.5 metres from people). 

If you are feeling unwell or want more information on the recommended personal control measures, visit www.health.gov.au

Future Updates

SeaLink Rottnest Island maintains close relationships with Government and Health Authorities and will continue to monitor the situation. We will provide further updates via this page and social media when available.

At SeaLink Travel Group we are following the advice of the health authorities and the Federal and State governments when making decisions about our vessels, cruises, tours, accommodation and operations. We will keep you informed of any changes that will impact your trip with us as soon as possible.

You should also keep up-to-date with the latest travel and health information from the Australian Government – visit www.health.gov.au or your state or territory government health department website for any additional controls.