Rottnest Student Day

StudyPerth invites you to the Rottnest Student Day on Saturday 6 March 2021 - program now available.

The event will see over a thousand students (international and domestic) visit Perth's famous island for the day.

On the day there will be discounts from island businesses, free guided walking tours of the island, a silent disco, an entertainment hub and plenty of time for you to get the perfect quokka selfie.

Participating in the event is the perfect way for Perth's students to meet peers from other institutions, from their own region and from other regions of the world. The Rottnest Student Day promises to be a day to remember!

Tickets from $15 per person with departures from Perth and Fremantle. Places are strictly limited! Book now to avoid missing out.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many tickets may I purchase?

    You may purchase up to 10 tickets, however each ticket must be purchased individually with seperate bookings.

  • How much do tickets cost?

    Departure from Barrack Street Jetty (Perth) is $25.00 per ticket and departure from B-Shed Jetty (Fremantle) is $15.00 per ticket. Costs include GST and bookings fees.

  • How do I get to Rottnest Island?

    StudyPerth has partnered with SeaLink for this event. Ferries have been booked to take guests to and from the island. There are two departure points: Barrack Street Jetty (Perth CBD), or B-Shed Jetty (Fremantle). Each ferry to the island is paired with a return ferry. 

    Transport to the departure points (Perth or Fremantle) is not included in the ticket price, and is your responsibility to organise and pay for.

    Public transport
    Plan your journey to the departure points via Transperth.

    Please be aware of major impacts to the Fremantle Train Line. The Fremantle Line will be closed from the evening of Friday 5 until last service Sunday 7 March. It is important to plan your journey ahead of time to ensure you arrive in time for your ferry. Information on the Fremantle Line Major Impacts can be found on the Transperth website.

    It is highly recommended you arrive to the departure point by public transport, however there is limited parking available near B-Shed Jetty (Fremantle). Ensure you are aware of parking fees charged at the following locations. 

  • What time do the ferries run?

    The ferries run in groups. When you select a Fremantle/Perth departure time, this will be paired with a return time from Rottnest Island.

    The following groups are available, however are subject to sell out.

    Fremantle departures

    Group Departure time (Fremantle) Arrival time (Rottnest Island) Departure time (Rottnest Island) Arrival time (Fremantle)
    2 SOLD OUT 08:00 08:30 15:00 15:30
    3 SOLD OUT 08:00 08:30 16:00 16:30
    4 SOLD OUT 09:00 09:30 16:00 16:30
    5 SOLD OUT 10:00 10:30 18:00 18:30
    6 SOLD OUT 11:00 11:30 18:00 18:30

    Perth departures - stopover in Fremantle to changeover to 10am ferry required.

    Group Departure time (Perth) Arrival time (Rottnest Island) Departure time (Rottnest Island) Arrival time (Perth)
    5 08:00 10:30 17:00 17:30
  • Do I have to take the paired ferry back to the mainland, or can I change my ferry?

    You must take your paired ferry. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket at your own expense to return to the mainland on one of the non-event ferries. If you choose to return by a non-event ferry, the management and payment of your return ferry is at your own expense. Guests of the event will not have the originally-booked return ferry price refunded if they choose to return using a different ferry.

  • Why is the ferry from Barrack Street Jetty cost more than the ferry from B-Shed Jetty?

    The Barrack Street Jetty ferry trip will take 90 minutes and will travel further than the B-Shed Jetty ferry, which will only take 30 minutes.

  • What is included in the ticket price?
    • Transport to and from Rottnest Island via paired SeaLink ferries
    • Access to Rottnest Island itself (guests have to pay a fee to visit the island, but this has been heavily discounted for attendees)
    • Free entertainment and activities within the StudyPerth area on the island and access to discounted on-island shops and activity providers.
  • Can I stay on Rottnest Island overnight?

    You may organise your own accommodation on Rottnest Island if you wish; however, the management and payment of this accommodation and your return ferry is at your own expense. Guests of the event will not have the return ferry price refunded if they choose to stay on the island.

  • Can I bring my own bicycle?

    You can bring your own bike at a cost of $15.00. This must be pre-booked when you book your ferry ticket.

    You can hire a bicycle on the island from Pedal and Flipper, which is offering a 10% discount on bike hire for this event.

  • Can I feed the quokkas?

    Please do not feed the quokkas, or other wildlife found on Rottnest Island. Quokkas can only digest plants, other types of food can result in illness. On-the-spot fines will be charged to anyone seen interfering with animals, including feeding.

  • Can I touch the quokkas?

    While quokkas are friendly, touching and petting them is not permitted. On-the-spot fines will be charged to anyone seen interfering with animals, including touching.

  • Will there be lifeguards on the beaches at Rottnest Island?

    No lifeguards are being arranged for this event by StudyPerth, so the only lifesaving personnel that may be on the beaches around Rottnest Island will be those managed by the Rottnest Island Authority. If guests are not strong swimmers, we recommend either not swimming at all, using floating devices, or swimming with a friend.

  • I can no longer make it to the event. Can I request a refund?

    Cancellations must be submitted in writing to by Friday 26 February 2021 to access a refund for the event. Refunds will be processed back to the original credit card used to purchase the ticket. No refunds will be issued from Saturday 27 February 2021.

  • Will I receive a refund if the event is cancelled or postponed due to changes to COVID-19 restrictions?

    The safety and wellbeing of our community is our number one priority. Should the event be unable to proceed due to State and Federal Government restrictions, the decision to change, cancel or postpone the event will be at the discretion of StudyPerth and Rottnest Island Authority. Should the event be cancelled or if you are unable to attend the new date, you will be given a full refund for your ticket.

    If you have purchased on-island activities or incurred additional expenses for accommodation or travel, please refer to terms and conditions provided by the service provider.

About Rottnest Island

Located only 30 minutes from the mainland (when departing from Fremantle), Rottnest Island is one of Western Australia's most popular tourist and holiday hotspots. Home to the beloved quokka, Rottnest Island has stunning landscapes and wildlife, a rich military and maritime history, and strong significance to the Whadjuk Noongar people of Western Australia.