Budget Your Travel

You will need to budget for airfare, ferries, accommodation, and meals. The below costs are provided in AUD but be aware of currency variations. Please note that whilst accommodation costs are set, the other costs indicated will be updated following completion of registration, once we have final numbers confirmed, and in the meantime are provided as a guide.

Accommodation Rates
  • A variety of room options are available, described in more detail here. Costs are for the room and should be split based on the number of participants in the case of a shared room. Payment should be made via credit card directly to Karma Rottnest.
  • Note however that there is limited availability of specific room types and we will allocate based on a first-come first-served basis; in the case where your preferred option is not available please understand that we will do our best to find a similar style but may need to re-allocate to ensure we can fit everyone into the facility. 
Conference Package
  • Meeting delegates are required to pay in advance a $450 AUD all inclusive meeting fee to cover food, refreshments and use of the venue, including dinner on Monday and Wednesday nights. An extra $50 AUD is required if you wish to participate in the Tuesday and Thursday beachside dinners.


  • These vary depending on your starting destination and airline.


  • Ferries leave from several terminals and you should allow $50 - $100 AUD for a return ticket. For more information about booking ferries, see Travel Information.

Other Costs 

  • Aside from the above costs, participants will also need to allocate funds for bicycle hire (if desired; ~$60 USD for 4 days), and the costs of other recreational activities that can be undertaken outside of the meeting times. Note that the island offers many natural attractions that are free, however, you may like to hire equipment such as snorkels or surfboards, etc. For more details, see http://www.rottnestisland.com/see-and-do and Travel Information.

Exchange Rates 

Exchange rates as of 16 July 2018 (units of foreign currency per AUD):                                     

United States dollar


Chinese renminbi


Japanese yen


European euro


South Korean won


UK pound sterling



  • Airfare
  • Transit to Perth/Fremantle
  • Return Ferry ticket from Perth/Fremantle to Rottnest
  • Accommodation (payable to Karma Rottnest)
  • Daily meeting rate + Meals (payable to organisers)
  • Bicycle hire (not essential; can be included with Ferry ticket)
  • Other costs

Updated: 13 November 2018


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