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Be Rottnest

Enjoy the best of Fremantle and Rottnest Island with our new Be. Rottnest package. This 3 night package offers accommodation in Fremantle’s iconic Fishing Boat Harbour precinct and a day trip to Rottnest Island! Enjoy all that Fremantle has to offer. Grab some Fish and Chips in Fishing Boat Harbour Enjoy a cold drink and watch the sun set over Bathers Beach ‘Do some time’ in the Fremantle Prison or Explore the Maritime Museum of Western Australia Then head over to Rottnest Island for the day with Rottnest Express…discover its pristine beaches and take your very own Quokka selfie!

Flavour of the Month - Froggies and Koalas

It’s every chocoholic’s dream-come-true! A melt-in-your-mouth chocolate gelato filled with a gooey caramel fudge, all topped off with delicate white chocolate flakes. With Easter coming up at the end of the month, we’ve got your back just in case the Easter Bunny forgets to pay you and the family a visit!

Insider Art Summer 2017

Insider Art: Summer 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  A joint initiative of the Department of Justice and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition is on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery). These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas.  Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.  Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation.  The production of artworks can be an important component in their…

Museum of Water

Museum of Water is a radically different exhibition that showcases, in Australia’s driest state, our connection to the world’s most essential life source. Commissioned by the Perth Festival, UK artist Amy Sharrocks and the Museum custodians have been towing their rusty trailer around the State for over a year, turning strangers into friends and liquid into art as they collect watery donations and the memories that go with them. The exhibition is the culmination of the last year’s work. View the ever-growing collection as you walk through more than 500 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There…

Official guide to Fremantle autumn school holidays

Sharpen the kids’ word sleuth skills with the #Freo_Babble hunt. All you need to do is collect the letters to reveal the mystery song title–there’s some fab prizes up for grabs including a $500 shopping spree.   After you’ve exhausted the kids there are plenty of kid friendly places to pick up lunch or a drink (the nature play area behind Moore & Moore and Paperbird Bookshop is a favourite).   Keep an eye on for new school holiday listings published daily. And don’t forget to tag @fremantlestory on Instagram–we’d love to see what you get up to.

Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

Term Classes

Ever wanted to run away and join the Circus? Do you fancy learning to walk a tight rope, climb a silk, circus acrobatics or maybe just to brush up on your already acquired Circus skills? Come on down to CircusWA and join in one of our fabulous term classes. Term 1 runs from Monday 5 February through until Saturday 14 April 2018.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival will return in 2018 for its 29th season from 14 March – 4 April at Cinema Paradiso, The Windsor and Luna SX. Once again, this beloved, yet very avant-garde ‘grande dame’ will delight with a superb line-up of contemporary French cinema including, for the first time, a LGBT strand spread across categories such as “We are Family” and “Crazy in Love,” in celebration of Australia’s recent ‘Yes’ vote for same-sex marriage.  

Tradie Specials

$14 Coffee and Food Deals at JAC and the BEAN! Medium Coffee with the choice of our famous BACON EGGS BENNY WRAP,  CHICKEN and AVOCADO BAGEL or BACON and EGG BRIOCHE ROLL! Come see us and just ask for the tradies special.  Call orders ahead if you are strapped for time. 9430 7568 Jac x   

Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

WA Portrait Artists presents Skin Deep 2018

WA Portrait Artists is an association of artists whose practice includes portraiture. Its membership is made up exclusively of West Australians who have achieved finalist status in a national portraiture prize, including The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and / or The Archibald. 'Skin Deep 2018’ is the fourth annual exhibition by the group and will comprise over fifty portraits by the fourteen participating artists whose work ranges from small to very large, from photorealism to expressive interpretations. This exhibition presents a diverse range of concepts and techniques representing contemporary portraiture at its very…

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.