The hunt is on for a rogue quokka who hitch-hiked from Rottnest Island to a Perth waste and recycling facility.

Authorities are offering a free holiday to the island for anyone who can help track down the small marsupial, who escaped on a rubbish barge.

Staff at Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale shared a photo of the furry fella, named Steve, sparking large-scale search to find him.

"Steve was last seen at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale on January 4," WA police wrote on Facebook.

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Western Australia Police
about 2 months ago

PLEASE SHARE - The Rottnest Island Authority is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of an escaped Quokka, believed to go by the name of Steve.

Steve was last seen at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

He appears to have escaped from Rottnest Island, possibly on board a rubbish barge, so we seem to be dealing with a very smart, crafty Quokka.

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Steve is described as small, cute and furry. He may use his cuteness to trick unsuspecting humans into giving him food.

As with all escapees, Steve is not to be approached as he may act in an unpredictable manner.

Any sightings of Steve are to be reported to the Department of Parks and Wildlife via their Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.

The Rottnest Island Authority is offering a free day trip to Rottnest Island to whoever finds this escapee Quokka.

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"He appears to have escaped from Rottnest Island, possibly on board a rubbish barge, so we seem to be dealing with a very smart, crafty Quokka.

"Steve is described as small, cute and furry. He may use his cuteness to trick unsuspecting humans into giving him food,"

It is believed the quokka will not be taken back to the island and instead will be relocated to Perth Zoo or a wildlife park.

The Rottnest Island Authority is offering a free day trip to the island to whoever finds the Quokka.

Authorities believe the quokka will be able to survive for some time on grass and bushland around at the recycling centre.