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Rottnest Retreat 2019

Rottnest Retreat 2018

SCBWI Members!

Rottnest Click Here to RegisterIt's time to grab your beanies and get ready for Rotto 19!

We are now calling for registrations for SCBWI West’s popular annual Rottnest Retreat, Mainland Program and new to 2019, Day-Tripper Tuesday.

This year’s Mainland Program is on Saturday 8 June 2019, with the retreat taking place from Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June 2019 and Day-Tripper Tuesday happening on Tuesday 11 June. The program is packed with professional development sessions, fun activities, and plenty of time for relaxing with a notebook and a glass of wine.

Our interstate guests this year are: Miriam Rosenbloom, Publisher, Scribble and Ana Vivas, Publisher, Hardie Grant Egmont. Miriam and Ana will be conducting interactive workshops as well as paid one-on-one critique sessions.

And from our own backyard, Fremantle Press Children’s Publisher Cate Sutherland will join us for our Mainland Program, mainland critiques and on Rottnest Island for Day-Tripper Tuesday.

Please Note

The Rottnest Retreat is a SCBWI West professional development event and is open to members only.

In general, we are not able to accept share arrangements involving non-members, even where they are family members or partners of a registered member. Where a member books a single room, it is understood that the room will be single occupancy only. Exceptions may be possible where special circumstances apply; to discuss, please contact Regional Advisor Kelly Canby before registering.

In the first instance, registration will be accepted from SCBWI West members only. Members of other regions may register interest via email. We will contact you if spaces become available.

What's On

For complete details of all the events, follow the links below:

Mainland Event program (Saturday 8 June 2019)

Rottnest Retreat program (Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June 2019)

Day-Tripper Tuesday program (Tuesday 11 June 2019)

How to Book

Follow the links in this section to find the booking forms for all the Rottnest and Mainland events.

Rottnest Retreat Bookings

Mainland Event Bookings

Day-Tripper Tuesday Bookings

Mainland and Rottnest Critique Bookings

Anti-Harassment Policy

SCBWI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience in its events and activities. Please review the official SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy before booking.

Acknowledgement of Country

SCBWI Australia West recognises the cultural significance and sad history that Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) holds for Aboriginal people and acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as Wadjemup’s traditional custodians.


For more information about this event, please email Regional Advisor Kelly Canby.