About Fremantle

General visitor information is below. For more detailed information, including things to do in Fremantle, what’s on and suggested itineraries in and beyond the city, click here.

Banks and currency exchange

Fremantle has branches and automatic teller machines from most major banks in Australia. Most of these are located in Queen Street. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am and close at 4pm (or 5pm on Fridays).

Currency exchange is available at Crown Currency Exchange, (Shop 11 at 1A Queen Street, Monday to Saturday 9 am-5pm) or Travel Money Oz Fremantle (54 Market Street, Monday to Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 11am-4 pm).

Tipping

Tipping is generally not expected within Australia, however if you feel you have received exceptional service it is acceptable to leave a small amount.

Internet and Wi-Fi

Free wireless internet can be accessed in many public areas of Fremantle including Fishing Boat Harbour and Fremantle Passenger Terminal. Several cafes, restaurants and accommodation venues also offer free Wi-Fi to customers. Access to this service is generally password protected.

Luggage storage

  • Fremantle Visitor Centre, at 155 High Street, provides daily locker hire during opening hours. Fees apply. Call +61 8 9432 9988

Emergency numbers

  • 000 – Fire or life threatening emergencies
  • 131 444 – Police assistance

Medical and health

Medical insurance is recommended for overseas visitors as Australia’s Medicare system does not cover visitors, except where reciprocal agreements exist. Below are a list of contact details for doctors, hospitals, dentists and chemists located in and around the Fremantle city centre.

Hospital for accidents and emergencies
Fiona Stanley Hospital – 102-118 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch

Medical practices
Canning Medical Centre – 199 High Street
West End Medical – 2 Bannister Street
Ellen Health – corner Wray Avenue and Hampton Road, Beaconsfield

Dental clinics
Apple Dental Centre – 158 High St (call +61 8 9335 1895)
Fremantle Dental Care – 68 Elder Place, Fremantle
Fremantle Smiles Dental Centre – 118A Wray Avenue
Mouth Works Dental – 7 Stirling St
Wallace Dental – Level 1, 120 High St Mall
Western Dental – 15 Adelaide Street

Pharmacies
Chemist Warehouse Fremantle – 54 Adelaide Street
Fremantle Central Pharmacy – Shop 1, Corner Cantonment & Queen Streets
Fremantle Pharmacy – 82B High Street
Nourish Health Pharmacy – Shop G2, 2 Newman Court
Priceline Fremantle – 7 Adelaide Street

Places of worship

Post office

Australia Post – 22 Queen Street

Time Zone

Western Australia is on Western Standard Time (WST), which is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Tourist/visitor information

The Fremantle Visitor Centre/Walyalup Koort is located at 155 High Street or access information via visitfremantle.com.au. The Centre can also be contacted via or +61 8 9431 7878.

It is open 9am-5pm weekdays, 9am-4pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

You can also find Fremantle visitor information here and tourist information for Perth and surrounds or travelling around Western Australia.

Transport

Walk

Fremantle is a compact city, which makes it easy to walk around. Fremantle has comprehensive wayfinding signage to help you find your way around the city.

Cycle

Fremantle is a cycle-friendly city. All major attractions and precincts are easily accessible by bicycle and there are dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city, plus shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River to Perth.

Bike hire is available at several locations including:

Public transport

Buses, trains and ferries are accessible at low cost. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines at the station via cash or card. If you’re planning to stay in Fremantle for a longer period, a Smartrider card may be a more convenient choice.

Fremantle Bus and Train Station is in the centre of Fremantle. It is the main transport hub for the region. Trains and buses connect to Perth CBD, Perth Airport, Rockingham and Mandurah.

  • North to Perth CBD (every 15 minutes on weekdays, 30 minutes on weekends), with connections to other towns and Perth Airport.
  • South to Rockingham and Mandurah.

Ferry services

Travel to and from Rottnest Island with Rottnest Express and Sealink. Regular services depart from B Shed in Fremantle’s Waterfront Precinct. Scenic river tours along the Swan River, between Fremantle and Perth, are also available with Captain Cook Cruises.

Car parking

Fremantle has 4,000 off and on street central parking bays. Hourly rates apply in most car parks and time limits vary from 30 minutes to all day parking. Check parking signs for charges and time limits.

Multi-storey carparks are located on Henderson Street and Collie Street. All day parking is available at carparks on Ellen Street, Point Street, Marine Terrace, Beach Street and South Terrace.

Access for people with a disability

Displaying current ACROD parking permits in a vehicle allows free parking in all City of Fremantle car parks including on street bays for twice the signposted time limit (except time limits shown on dedicated accessible bays).

  • Click here for more accessibility information

Car hire

Fremantle has a variety of car hire collection points. Check provider websites for details. Some of the more well-known brands include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty Car Hire.

Taxis

Main taxi rank locations are:

  • Adelaide Street – adjacent to Fremantle Town Hall
  • Collie Street – next to Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
  • Fremantle Railway Station

Rideshare

Rideshare services are available in Fremantle and can be booked via individual apps: Uber, Ola and Didi.

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