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Lying south west of Home Island, West Island is the capital of Cocos Keeling although it is the least populated of the islands (less than 150 people). It houses the Government Buildings and the airport, plus the Resource Centre which has the only ATM on the islands.

Position 12° 11'10"S, 96° 50'36"E.

Clearance

For full clearance information on Cocos Keeling go to Formalities.

Police and other administrative staff for clearance are based on West Island generally, but can often be found on Direction Island or Home Island when they make visits.

Police Station
Nelson Mandela Walk, West Island , (next to the tennis courts) , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162 6600 ,VHF Channel 20
Opening hours: 8.00am-12 noon (Mon-Fri)
Responsible for Customs, Immigration and search and rescue procedures.

Docking

No garbage can currently be disposed of anywhere in Cocos Keeling. Yachts must take everything away with them.

Last updated July 2016.

Yacht Clubs

The yacht club here with a bar.

The Cocos Club
(located next to the airport) , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162 6688
Opening hours: 7 days a week.
Duty free alcohol and takeaways are available. Drop in for a chat. Club 'food nights' are advertised on the blackboard and all visitors are welcome.
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