Registration Dates

Registrations for solo, duo and team entries for the 2018 Rottnest Channel Swim are here! 

To get you up to speed, the 2017 Swim was the first year registrations operated for duos and teams via a First In First Served (FIFS) system instead of a ballot. The 2018 will continue to operate with the FIFS  process.

For the 2018 Event, the dates for registration are:

  • Registrations for solos and Lavan Charity Challenge teams will be for one week only from 8.00am (AWST) Monday, 23 October to 5.30pm (AWST) Sunday, 29 October 2017.
  • Duos and teams will follow from 8.00am (AWST) Wednesday, 1 November to 5.30pm (AWST) Sunday, 5 November 2017 or until sold out.

You can keep up to date by subscribing to our Swimmers Newsletter here or you can find previously sent newsletters here.

Solo Swimmers

As per previous years, all solo swimmers who register and make payment during this one week time frame will be guaranteed entry into the event.

Duo and Team Entries

Registrations for duo and team entries will open from Wednesday, 1 November 2017 to Sunday, 5 November or until sold out.

Duo and team entries will be required to confirm their intention and commitment to enter the event by making full payment of the entry fee at the time of registering. Once this upfront payment has been successful, it will confirm your entry in the event.


Successful duo and team entries

Captains of duos and teams who successfully register will receive notification via email and can then invite team members to join.

Please note: there is no acceptance period following the registration window – making the entry fee payment at the time of registering confirms a commitment to enter the event. There will be no refunds for duo and team entries that are successful during registration.


Payment Options

Payment is be made at the time of registering to enter the event. Entry fees and additional T-shirts can be paid with either VISA or Mastercard only via the online registration system.

Consequence of Duplicate Entries

Do not try to gain entry by submitting more than one entry. Swimmers are not permitted to enter in more than one category. Swimmers who submit more than one entry will be penalised and all team members will be banned from entering the Rottnest Channel Swim for two years; the current event and the next event.

Solo Swimmers please take note:

Under the Event Rules, an intending solo swimmer must have either completed a Rottnest Channel Swim solo crossing within the previous two years or completed a 10km qualifying swim between 1 November 2017 and 1 February 2018 in 4 hours and 15 minutes or less. Solo swimmers who do not complete the 10km in the time required do not qualify and will not be permitted to start. For more information on the 10km qualifying swim, please visit the Qualifying Swim webpage.