New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year

There’s no better place to be on the last day of the year than Rottnest Island.

Spend your day relaxing on or in the water and exploring untouched wilderness. Then from 3pm join in the celebrations throughout the Settlement precinct, including free entertainment and kid’s activities and a spectacular firework display at 9pm 

With late ferry departures back to Fremantle and Hillarys, you’ll be able to enjoy the activities all day and into the evening before heading home. 

The event is free, but registration is required.

Download the official program here.

Program subject to change.

What's On

Friday 31 December
3pm to 9:30pm

Fireworks Display

Over Thomson Bay
9pm to 9:30pm

Look skyward toward Thomson Bay for a spectacular fireworks display to send off 2021 and welcome in 2022.  

Acoustic Music by Danny Bau

Settlement Mall
3pm to 4:30pm

Enjoy the acoustic sounds of singer songwriter Danny Bau as he performs in the newly upgraded mall.

Beach Games

Hotel Rottnest Beach
3pm to 7pm

The kids will have a blast playing beach games including capture the flag, dodgeball, cricket and soccer.

Sandcastle Building

North Thomson Beach Shelter
3pm to 7pm

The team at Sandcastle Sculpture WA will help kids to create their very own sand sculpture masterpiece.

Photo Booth

RVGA Info Booth
3pm to 9pm

Get your friends together for some spontaneous poses with fun props in the photo booth.

Ross Vegas Circus Show

Thomson Bay Lawn, Main Stage
4:30pm to 6pm

Combining the ancient art of circus and vaudeville this unique show & workshop will delight and amaze.

Roving Entertainment

Settlement Precinct & Surrounds
6pm to 8pm

Stilt walkers, roller skaters and giant bubble play will be roaming the Settlement ready to entertain you.

Silent Disco

Settlement Precinct
4:30pm to 8:30pm

Dance like no one is watching while you move to tunes only you can hear.


Thomson Bay Lawn, Main Stage
6:15pm to 9pm

With their upbeat tunes and captivating choreography, you will be dancing right up until the fireworks begin.

Sponsored by Pelagic Marine Services.

Event program is subject to change.

Free Shuttle Bus

Main Bus Stop | Geordie Bay | Kingstown

9:30pm to 1am

What else is happening

More ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve on Rottnest Island

COVID Safe Event

Travel to Rottnest Island is subject to government advice, which may change. Always  check the latest advice  before you travel.  

Late Night Ferries

With late evening ferry departures back to Fremantle and Hillarys, you’ll be able to enjoy all the action, all day before heading home.

Ferry tickets to Rottnest Island are not included, so don’t forget to book your tickets now.




Perth City

Fast Ferries


Hillarys Boat Harbour


Rottnest Island




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