Protect our local wildlife

Learn how to interact and protect our wildlife on Rottnest Island

Rottnest wildlife

Rottnest Island is an A-Class Reserve renowned for its high conservation and community values.

All plants and animals on Rottnest Island are protected by law. Wildlife should not be disturbed, rather observed from a reasonable distance.

Please enjoy these natural wonders during your visit and appreciate the need to conserve this island paradise for future generations to enjoy.

If you see a sick or injured animal or animals being mistreated, please report it immediately to the Rottnest Island Rangers on 9372 9788

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Anyone who deliberately interferes (including feeding) wildlife will be fined $150 on the spot under the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987 and potentially prosecuted under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 with fines up to $10,000. Acts of animal cruelty may result in fines up to $50,000 and 5 years imprisonment under the Animal Welfare Act 2002. 

View our Protect Our Wildlife brochure for more information.

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