There is one airport on West Island that receives two National Jet (http://www.nationaljet.com.au/) flights a week from Perth, usually stopping over at Christmas Island and Exmouth either on the way or the way back. Oneway/return is A$840/$1680, with advance purchase returns available for $1098.
Every second Saturday, an additional flight from National Jet departs to the Islands operating every two weeks. Flight departs Perth at 0945 WST on an alternating schedule. More information can be obtained through your travel agent.
Virgin Australia (http://www.virginaustrali...) will commence services from Thursday 1 April 2010 with twice weekly flights to Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Island and an additional third weekly flight to Christmas Island only which will be reassessed after six months, subject to demand. This service will be underwritten by the Federal Government.
The Cocos Keeling Islands are one and a half hours behind Western Standard Time WST and three and a half hours behind Eastern Standard Time EST.
Australian citizens do not need a passport, but must carry some form of photographic identification.