Cocos Keeling Islands
Welcome to Paradise ......
Australia's last unspoilt paradise lies in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean offering spectacular snorkelling, world-class diving, excellent fishing and the adrenalin-rush of kitesurfing. Relax on empty beaches, visit uninhabited islands by canoe, watch spectacular birdlife or catch the ferry to Home Island to stay at the original Clunies-Ross residence and discover the culture and traditions of the Cocos Malay people.
Situated 2750 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, and 900km from Christmas Island, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited - the rest are waiting for you to explore them.
Cocos Keeling Islands declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As at 18th June 2020,as advised by the Territory Controller, Cocos Keeling Islands remains COVID-19 free.
The current State of Emergency status and travel restrictions will remain in place until 30th June 2020. As of the 17th September 2020., the State of Emergency has been extended until 17th December 2020.
Cocos Keeling Islands is now OPEN!
A travel zone between Western Australia, Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Island is now in place.
All visitors to the Indian Ocean Territories must have been in Western Australia for a minimum of 14 days prior to travel to the IOTs but there is no requirement to self-isolate upon arrival to the Islands or upon return to Western Australia.
As we are still in a State of Emergency, visitors are still required to apply to enter the IOTs and to re-enter to Western Australia.
All visitors intending to return to Perth are responsible for their own travel approvals to get back into WA. Time frames vary for every application depending on travel date and number of applications in the queue. It is recommended that the WA application is submitted well before the intended travel dates (it can sometimes take weeks) so that no one is left panicking the day of travel.
WA residents should be able to use the Good 2 Go app. You must be an exempt traveller to enter
For further information on travel to the Cocos Keeling Islands, please see travel info section of our website.
Explore the Cocos Keeling Islands
Whether you just want to sit back and relax or cannot wait to get into the water and explore the uninhabited islands, there is something for everyone.
Shops and Dining
Shops and Dining
Discover the different shops from the Art Centre to our Visitor Centre and enjoy the variety of dining and cafes options the island has to offer.