About Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is 650 hectares - 5kms from north to south and 3.5kms from east to west. 30% of Hamilton Island is developed with 70% remaining in its natural state. The mainland, Shute Harbour is 16 nautical miles from Hamilton Island which equates to a 30 minute direct transfer by ferry.
There are 230 berths in the Hamilton Island Marina which averages an annual occupancy of 87%. There are five resorts on the island ranging from 3 star to 5 star plus, the average annual occupancy in the resorts is 75%. Hamilton Island can accommodate up to 3500 guests.
Hamilton Island operates its own Public School for children aged 5 - 12 years. There are about 60 students currently in attendance. Hamilton Island organises various community fundraising events in support of the school.
Keith Williams owned and operated Hamilton Island between 1975 and 1996. Mr Williams gained government approval to commence the development of the Hamilton Island Marina, followed by construction of the Resort in 1982. In 1993 Hamilton Island became a public company with the major shareholder being Bankers Trust. In November 2003, 21st Century Resorts Holdings Pty Ltd, a company controlled by the Oatley family won the bid to acquire 100% of the shares in Hamilton Island. Read more about Hamilton Island History
Hamilton Island is located in the heart of the Whitsundays. It is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), the largest marine protected area in the world and a World Heritage Area.
Protecting Hamilton Island and its surroundings is not a ‘go green’ trend, it is a necessity. Thousands of tourists – both domestic and international – visit Hamilton Island each year and ecological sustainability is vital for both the protection and wise use of the Island and the impact on its waters and its inhabitants. Read more about Hamilton Island's environmental practices
Approximately $16M is spent annually on capital expenditure for the maintenance of roads, utilities and infrastructure. Power is supplied to the island via a 22km, 10MW power cable which supplies power to Mt Roper, Stoney Beach, Long Island and Hamilton Island. Installation of the power cable was over $15M. Hamilton Island Enterprises can supply Ergon if required. Read more about Hamilton Island's infrastructure and recent developments
There are approximately 2000 jobs on Hamilton Island comprised of employees for Hamilton Island Enterprises Limited, other businesses and contractors. There are approximately 1,000 - 1,200 staff and residents that live on the island.
Hamilton Island relies on the support of local businesses such as food suppliers, laundry services, ferry services to and from the island, building materials etc for day to day operations. Find out more about Hamilton Island Careers
Browse Hamilton Island's media and press centre for all the latest press releases, news articles and fact sheets on everything Hamilton Island. You will also find contact information for the Hamilton Island public relations team and international public relations contacts. Read more about Hamilton Island in the Media and Press Centre
Contact information for Hamilton Island Holidays and on island food, beverages and accommodation outlets. Visit the Hamilton Island contact information page