Rottnest Day Trip (Including participation in Swim Thru Rottnest, Saturday 2 December)



Visit the iconic Rottnest Island, home of the famous Quokka selfie and participate in the Swim Thru Rottnest event, one of the longest running events on Rottnest Island / Wadjemup.

This family friendly swim event takes place in the crystal-clear waters of Rottnest Island and has 500 metre and 1600 metre swim options and over 800 swimmers and attendees. Funds from this event go to keeping the local community swim group the Cottesloe Crabs running and contributes to the Western Australian Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Registered Tour - Delegate Information

Note, delegates must have registered and confirmed payment with Event Organisers to attend this tour. 

Thanks so much for registering to attend the Rottnest Island Swim Tour as part of the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2023.

30 delegates have registered for this tour heading across to Rottnest Island for the Rottnest Swim and to meet one the famous residents “The Quokka”.

Tour Details

With so many people staying in Perth, we have opted to take the Ferry directly from Perth to Rottnest via Sealink Rottnest Island Ferries, located at Pier 3, Barrack St Jetty, Perth.

Our team will be there to greet you with a big WA welcome and smile with a WCDP logo sign to make it easy for you to spot the team at the pier.

Please be sure to be on time as the ferry has to depart at the scheduled time.

Please be sure to pack all the essentials including: Sunscreen; Hat; Comfortable clothing and walking shoes; Swimwear (if participating in swim); Towel and Water.


Tour Schedule:

Saturday 2 December 2023  



WCDP2023 Meet &Greet: Sealink Rottnest Island Ferries / Captain Cook Cruises, Pier 3, Barrack St Jetty, Perth.  Sealink bus arranged to take all guests to Fremantle B shed, where guests will then take the ferry to Rottnest 



Ferry Departs from Freo to Rottnest  

Wet packs handed out to participants 



Ferry Arrives to Rottnest: Tour of Rottnest Settlement, Thomson Bay, Basin, and Pinky’s Beach  


***Please Note

20 minute walk from Ferry landing to Start of race at Army Jetty


All guests need to be on the beach ready for the briefing between between the Army Groyne and the Natural Jetty at the Kingston Barracks Army Jetty, Rottnest Island 


Swim Briefing commences. All swimmers must be on the beach near the start line to allow the briefing to commence on time. The swim is taking place at Kingston Barracks, Army Jetty 



500m Swim starts. 500m Swim will start all at once. Starting waves may be used depending on the number of entries 



1600m Swim starts. Colour coded caps issued at Registration will determine your starting position. Swimmers will start in 3-minute interval waves and only one colour swim cap will be allowed in the water at any one time 



Presentation Ceremony at Hotel Rottnest: Enjoy free time exploring the Island and enjoying lunch at one of the many eateries  



Ferry Departs from Rottnest to Fremantle and bus will drop all guests back into the city 



Bus returns to Barrack Street 


Walk from ferry landing to Army jetty

Further Questions

If you have any questions in relation to the tour or the WCDP 2023, please reach out to: 

Conference Secretariat 
World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2023
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia
PO Box 558, Broadway NSW 2007
Telephone  +61 2 8217 3111

Whilst in Perth for the tour you can chat with the WA Team, please find contacts details below:

Greg Tate
Royal Life Saving Society – WA

Mobile: +61 408 929 639

Hayley Ray
Royal Life Saving Society – WA

Mobile: +61 403 529 639