Moorings at finish line

Rottnest Channel Swim day is one of the busiest and demanding days of the boating year.  To manage this event in a safe and effective manner, a number of restrictions apply including beach and mooring closures, together with speed restrictions, are put into place. The main restrictions are: boating exclusion channel leading swimmers from Phillip Rock to the finish line next to the Hotel Jetty and beach closures between the Hotel and Fuel Jetties.  Nearly all restrictions and closures are lifted at 6.00pm on the day.

Vessels that do not hold annual admission stickers (Licensee, Authorised User or Annual) are encouraged to purchase their admission fees prior to the date by paying online at or at the Rottnest Island Authority, Ground Floor Reception at E Shed.  All vessels that enter the Reserve are required to pay admissions fees regardless of whether or not  they land on the Island. Rottnest Island Authority Marine Hire facilities are available to book three calendar months in advance at

Information governing the restrictions is published by the Rottnest Island Authority at:

For water closures please see