FAQs

Are there any major annual events in Rockingham?

The City of Rockingham regularly runs free and family-friendly events, especially for major holidays. Their major annual events include their Christmas Festival, New Year’s Eve Celebration, Australia Day celebrations, Symphony on the Green and International Food Festival – which you can learn more about here.

When is the Rockingham Visitor Centre open?

The Rockingham Visitor Centre is open 9:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays and 10:00am to 2:00pm on weekends. Holiday hours may differ.

Where can I find accommodation in Rockingham?

You can browse a variety of accommodation options on our website, or get in touch with our team on (08) 9592 3464 to find the perfect stay.

What are the best things to do in Rockingham?

Lucky for you, we’ve got just the thing! Read our blog post offering our top 10 ideas for your next day trip down to Rockingham.

How do I get around using public transport?

In terms of getting around Rockingham, you can take advantage of the area’s convenient public transport links – with frequent bus routes like the 555 stopping along Rockingham train station, Rockingham Centre and the Rockingham Foreshore precinct. You can plan your journey with Transperth here.

Can I fish from the jetties?

Yes, you can. Just make sure you follow these government guidelines for size and bag limits.

Can I take my own boat to Penguin Island and Garden Island?

Yes, you can. Please be aware that the areas accessible to the public on Garden Island are restricted. As such, you must check the Department of Transport’s South Metropolitan Boating Guide.

What are the best spots for snorkelling?

Point Peron and Penguin Island are exceptional spots for snorkelling. 

Is there public transport to the Penguin Island ferry?

Yes! Catch the Mandurah line to Rockingham train station, then board the 551 Transperth bus which will take you to Mersey Point. 

Where can I park and is it free?

All parking within the City of Rockingham is free, but time limits do apply in specific areas. Get the full details on parking here.

Can I walk to Penguin Island?

We do not recommend walking or wading across the sandbar to Penguin Island. Strong rips and currents can occur, and the water depth and conditions change rapidly. The best way to get to Penguin Island is to board the ferry across, which departs hourly from 9am to 3pm. You may purchase ferry tickets here.

Where is the best place to see wild dolphins?

The best way to see our dolphins up close in Rockingham is by embarking on one of the Perth Wildlife Encounters dolphin tours. If you’re lucky enough, you might also be able to see them from one of our beaches!

Do you have caravan parks?

Yes, we have a few in the area. Please visit the Accommodation section of our website.

Do you have any walk trails?

Indeed, there are many walk trails across the Rockingham region. Find more information here!

Can I drive to Garden Island?

Unfortunately, there is no public access to Garden Island unless you have a private vessel.

Are there any free RV dump points?

There are no public RV dump points in Rockingham. The nearest one, however, is in Mandurah.  To find the nearest RV dump station please visit Sanidumps Maps

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