2017 Volunteer Weekends!

Updated by Convenor on March 28, 2017  •

For 2017 we have four volunteer weekends and we need 50 people for each weekend. Please fill out the form and send it to us as soon as you can if you would like to be involved. The first weekend was in March and we spent the time removing green plastic tree guards from previous planting weekends, and replacing them with black mesh guards. It is great to see our trees thriving on the island.

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).

2017 Volunteer Weekends remaining:

  • **FULL** Weekend 2: May 19 - 21 **FULL**
  • Weekend 3: June 23-25
  • Weekend 4: September 1-3

2017 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 http://www.rottnestfoundation.org.au/