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The Community Resource Centre is located in the Administration building. Facilities include ATM, internet and WiFi. See the main Communications section for details of WiFi hotspots and mobile phone hire.

Community Resource Centre
Admin Building, West Island
Tel:(08) 9162 7707
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8.00am - 3.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm
Internet, WiFi vouchers to purchase, fax, phone, photo printing, 2nd hand books, DVD hire, ATM.
Post Office
Administration building , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162 6645 / +61 9162 7500
Opening hours: subject to change
Limited souvenirs and postcards.
Postal services to Cocos are twice weekly. Envelopes and Express Post Packages will be sent by air. Other mail, including airmail packages, will be sent via sea mail which may take up to 2 months for delivery.

Banks

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
within the Cocos duty free shop , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162 6640
Opening hours: Wednesday 8.00am-1.00pm
Basic banking facilities are available. No currency exchange. Money withdrawl only with CBA bank card.
Community Resource Centre
Admin Building, West Island
Tel:(08) 9162 7707
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8.00am - 3.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm
Internet, WiFi vouchers to purchase, fax, phone, photo printing, 2nd hand books, DVD hire, ATM.

Provisions

Provisions are available, but fresh food is expensive as most of it has to be flown in from Perth. A limited selection of fresh fruit and vegetables is available from Cocos Produce on West Island.

There is no duty on alcoholic drinks. Alternatively, one can order fresh vegetables, which will be brought in by plane the following week. Larger orders, when provisioning for a passage, should be placed with the main store on West Island well in advance of departure.

West Island Supermarket
Clunies-Ross Avenue , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162 6676
Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8.30am-3.00pm, Wed 8.30-5.00pm, Sat 10.00am-3.00pm
Sells a range of standard grocery lines, frozen meat and seafood, deli goods, limited fresh fruit and vegetables, some kitchen items and duty free alcohol. Fresh bread and rolls can be ordered on Mondays.

Transport & Travel

Airports
West Island Airport. The Islands are serviced by bi-weekly flights (currently Mondays and Fridays) to and from Perth, Western Australia.

Airlines
National Jet Systems, Tel: +61 9162 6695. Tickets should be booked early as the service is heavily utilised.

Bike Hire
A great way to see both Home and West Islands.
Home Island Bike Hire, please ask the ferryman.
Cocos Surf Shop, located in the Airport Complex West Island. Tel: +61 9162 6768.

Buses
A local bus service from West Island Settlement to the jetty operates approximately 20 minutes prior to the departure of the ferry to Home Island.

Ferries
Timetables are available from the Tourism office or the Duty Free Shop. Between West Island and Home Island, ferries run Mon-Sat several times per day (5 to 6 times). The journey between islands takes half an hour. There is an evening service on Wednesdays. Cost Au$2/person/trip. The bus from West Island dock to the settlement (7km) is Au$0.50.

To Direction Island from West Island, ferries run on Thursday and Saturday morning, via Home Island. The ferry returns in the afternoon to West Island.

AW & KJ James Car Hire
Tel:+61 8 9162 7717
Cocos Autos
Tel:+61 8 9162 7661
Geof Christie Car Hire
Tel:+61 8 9162 7646

Medical/Health

West Island Clinic
Located diagonally opposite Dory's Cafe , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162 6655
Opening hours: 8.00am-4.00pm (Mon-Fri)
Appointments are necessary. A radio for emergency purposes is located at the entrance to the clinic.

Activities

When the tide is low, treat yourself to a fascinating reef walk from Scout Park to Pulu Maraya, a tiny uninhabited island at the southern end of the atoll, where you'll find some excellent snorkelling.

Shopping

Located next to Tropika Restaurant, Cocos Duty Free sells electical goods, clothes and souvenirs. Open Monday to Fridays.

Sandy Feet Souvenirs is located at the airport on West Island, and sells souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, bags and children's gifts. Opening times vary, please check the front door for details.

Attractions

Tourist Information
Administration building , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162.6790 Fax:+ 61 8 9162.6696
The tourism officer will be able to assist with tour and restaurant bookings, brochures, souvenirs and general information. Enjoy browsing through the Historical Society’s display.

Restaurants & Bars

Dory's of Cocos
West Island
Tel:08 9162 7646
Serves freshly brewed espresso, quality brewed teas, milkshakes, iced drinks and freshly made home baked foods. Quaint little air-conditioned cafe with a shady garden overlooking the Indian Ocean. Good WiFi at the cafe - simply purchase a day/week pass from the Cocos Islands Resource Centre.
Tropika Restaurant
Located in the Cocos Beach Motel , West Island
Tel:+61 8 9162 6672
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