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Leeuwin Short Explorer 1809

Short Explorer – Voyage 1809 A five-day voyage on STS Leeuwin II, Australia’s largest sail-training tall-ship, will see you sailing on some of the most beautiful water in Australia – you will face new challenges and reach new heights – you will make new friends and build new levels of confidence – ending your journey at Australia’s most westerly point Shark Bay – listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage area. This voyage can also be put towards a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Award – Residential Project.

Watercolour Succulents

The colours and sculptural structure of succulents make them the perfect subject matter for a gorgeous watercolour painting! In this three-hour workshop, artist, illustrator and surfer Hannah Katarski (aka Mermaid's Coin) will teach you the fundamentals of using watercolours and how to apply them in a quirky, illustrative style. In this fun and relaxed class, You will learn how to handle your brush to create crisp edges, mix and layer colours and apply line as an after effect. Inspired by the colours and textures of succulents, you will also experiment with wet-in- wet techniques and incorporate 'happy accidents' into a successful…

Nicola Milan at Creatures Nextdoor

… TRIPHOP INFUSED JAZZ-POP DRAPED WITH SILKY VOCALS, WRAPPED IN SECRETS Glitz, glamour and the Roaring Twenties! Nicola Milan and her band The Stray Cat Club perform a riotous blend of trip hop infused 1920’s swing mixed with modern grooves and electronic elements, wrapped in silky vocals. Sounding like Caro Emerald  meets The Cat Empire, Miss Milan transports you back to  time when cabarets were smoky, dangerous and filled with underworld mobsters, dirty martinis, and deadly women. With songs about lust, love and temptation, Milan’s music takes  influence from notorious characters throughout history, film noir, movies from the Golden Era…

Mark Wilkinson Wasted Hours Tour

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream” and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record “Wasted Hours” (out Feb 9) and returns to the road. This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson’s songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like “Time Machine” to the more driven and anthemic “Moving On”. What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.…

ANZAC Day 2018 Dawn Service

Join us for a moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill from 5:50 am, Wednesday 25th April 2018. Two large screens will be installed behind the monument, with a third screen installed further down the hill on the High Street side of the reserve so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph. Expected conclusion of the service is approximately 6:30am. REGISTRATION DETAILS For those who wish to lay a wreath during the service, it is very important that you register your attendance so that the City’s events team can include you in their wreath laying schedule. Please email or call our Events Administrator on 9432 9728 to register. PUBLIC TRANSPORT There will be free travel on public transport for anyone wearing military uniform or medals travelling to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service or ANZAC Day Parade in Fremantle. For more information, call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13 or visit PARKING We encourage the use of public transport if possible. For those who park in streets surrounding the War Memorial, driveways must not be blocked and traffic (including emergency vehicles) must be able to traverse the street. ACROD/SENIORS DROP-OFF The drop off point for people with disability and/or seniors is via the entrance on Knutsford Street. Traffic management personnel will monitor who is able to enter this area. If you have an ACROD permit and will be driving yourself to the service, please contact the City’s events team (see contact details below) to ensure that your name can be placed on the parking list. Parking in the grounds of the Monument is very limited and is only available to participants in the service and ACROD permit holders. Able bodied drivers are able to drop off disabled or elderly passengers at this entrance point, close to the Monument.  A turning circle will be marked out and drivers will be escorted out of the area by traffic management personnel to find parking elsewhere once they have dropped off their passengers.  For further information on our ANZAC Day events please contact our Events Administrator on 08 9432 9728 or email

ANZAC Day 2018 Portrait Photography

This year on ANZAC Day the Esplanade Reserve will again house a pop-up professional photography booth where all are invited to have their portrait taken and printed on the spot ready to take home. Photographer Monica Defendi will be providing this free service from 8.00 am until 12.00 pm, offering a professional backdrop, photography environment and on the spot 5x7 inch prints. Dress your best to show your support for the men and women who have served our country. We encourage people to wear medals of loved ones to have them included in the photograph. All are welcome to utilise this service, whether marching, supporting or spectating. For further information email

ANZAC Day 2018 North Fremantle Service

Gather around Fremantle's first war memorial and join members of the Fremantle City and Bicton-Palmyra RSLs along with the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club and students from the North Fremantle Primary School in remembering our fallen. About 550 men out of a population of 4,000 from North Fremantle served overseas during World War I.  Just over 100 did not return and in 1921, a committee of the Mothers and Widows of those that had fallen was organised to raise funds for a memorial to their loved ones.  The site on the corner of the reserve next to the Town Hall was chosen as it would be seen by everyone that passed through the town. A total of 105 names were inscribed on each of the monument’s four faces which included 12 names to commemorate players from the North Fremantle Football Club who died during World War I. The Fremantle City and Bicton-Palmyra RSLs hold a service at this memorial every ANZAC Day and City of Fremantle is very pleased to be able to support this commemorative service in 2018. Location: Fallen Soldier Memorial Park, Cnr Queen Victoria Street & Harvest Road, North Fremantle Time: Assemble at 8.45am for a 9.00am start.  Expected conclusion no later than 9.45am Some chairs will be available in front of the Monument. Wreath laying welcome (please note the cost and arrangements of the wreaths are those of the wreath layer). Event registration is not necessary although we would appreciate you getting in touch if you intend to lay a wreath so that you are included in the wreath laying schedule. Please contact Fremantle RSL via

ANZAC Day 2018 March and Closing Ceremony

Cheer on the marchers through the streets of Fremantle and follow the crowds back to the Esplanade for a closing ceremony. For those participating in the parade, assembly is at 9:45am and step off is 10:15am. The parade route is as follows: Departing from the Esplanade Reserve along Marine Terrace, up Collie Street and left onto Pakenham Street, then right onto High Street, right at Market Street and along South Terrace, right down Essex Street and back along Marine Terrace to the Esplanade. The parade concludes at the Esplanade Reserve where a Closing Ceremony will take place at 11:00am with an estimated conclusion time of 11:30am. Participation is free with no need to register. Associations will be contacted individually to participate in the march; if you have not been contacted or wish to be involved in the march please contact the City's Events Administrator on 9432 9728 or email

Contemporary Hand Stitching for Teens

Join us for a creative and inspirational contemporary workshop, suitable for teens looking for new creative expression. We’ll learn the art of ‘Slow Stitching’ to create some really unique and funky hand stitched artwork to hang on the wall.

Fuzzy Felted Friends 5-8 years

Kids working with an adult. Design your own colourful toy, from a shark to an elephant, snake or bird, then make it come alive in felt. A fun way for kids and adults to learn feltmaking techniques.  This is a class for parents and kids to do together, each child must be accompanied by an adult.Friday 27th April | 10am-3pm | $92

Concrete Pot Workshop

Join us as we teach you how to make your own concrete pot! You will spend two hours making, painting and planting two concrete pots of your own!   Date: Saturday the 28th April 2018 Time: 9am - 11am (please arrive 5 minutes before for a prompt 9am start) Address: Little Space, Unit J Shed, 4 Fleet St, Fremantle The workshop will be held at Little Space Fremantle!   Please wear clothes that can get a little dirty/ covered in concrete dust or dirt! If you get dirty it will come out in the wash, but just in case.  Included in the ticket price is: - The…

Ban the Bag Crochet Edition

Plastic bags have just been banned in WA from July 2018! Hurrah! Not only are they horrendous for the environment but they are an abomination to fashion. In this workshop you will learn how to crochet a basic shopping bag using yarn made from 100% recycled products. Suitable for both beginners and the more advanced crochet lover, you will learn to follow a basic crochet pattern as well the 3 basic stitches used throughout the pattern. We will spend time practicing these stitches before moving on and creating our beautiful shopping bags. About the Teachers: Cass and Maddy met as…

History of Aboriginal Incarceration at Fremantle Prison

Uncover the legacy of indigenous incarceration at ‘Walyalup’, a story of sadness and survival.Join Fremantle Prison’s experienced Tour Guides and learn about the confronting history of Aboriginal incarceration in Fremantle and Western Australia. Aboriginal people have been incarcerated in Western Australian prisons since the early days of the colony, first appearing at Fremantle Prison in 1858 when the convict and colonial prison systems were merged. By 1954, the number of Aboriginal prisoners had increased significantly, with men, women and children incarcerated in great numbers. This was in part due to a legacy of discriminatory legislation that resulted in differential treatment…

Behind the Scenes Fremantle Prison Museum Collection

Join Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the curatorial work spaces of Fremantle Prison’s museum collection. Fremantle Prison holds a diverse collection of approximately 12,000 historic objects. The collection spans the operational life of the Prison from 1855 through to 1991, and has cultural heritage significance due to its association with Fremantle Prison and Western Australia’s history.   Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team will take you behind the scenes into the work spaces of the Prison’s museum collection, discussing how cultural objects are cared for at Perth’s only World Heritage site. After undergoing cleaning and registration,…


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1st Birthday Community Open Day

Join in the celebration of our 1st birthday in our award winning space on Douro Road, South Fremantle. 12.30pm - 1.30pm Complimentary Yoga class 2.00pm - 4.00pm Face Painting Food and Market Stalls Complimentary Spinal Checks Fairy 4.00pm - 4.30pm Kids Craft Workshop

Transportation Exhibition Floor Talk

Join Curator, Olimpia Cullity, as she walks you through Fremantle Prison’s Transportation exhibition, exploring the legacy of Australia’s convict past. Transportation explores the forced migration of over 165,000 men, women and children from Great Britain and Ireland to Australia in the 1700s and 1800s. Focusing on personal stories and the geopolitical influence transportation had on the British Empire, and how convicts helped shape Australian society. Join Fremantle Prison’s Curator as she walks you through the exhibition, focusing on key stories and artifacts, and the exhibition’s journey from concept to delivery. Registration for this event is essential as numbers are limited. Please…

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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.