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Bike Week Bike Tour - Street Art

Celebrate Bike Week and come and see the best Street Art Freo has to offer on our 3 hour bike tour. We will explore Fremantle's Street art scene, from commissioned pieces to graffiti, paste ups and stencils. We will talk of the piece's context, artist, history and where the line is drawn between street art and graffiti. We still stop for a free coffee along the way and hopefully discover some new pieces along the way. The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities so be sure to bring your camera and sense of adventure! Its BYO bike and helmet for BIKE WEEK or we can provide one of our comfortable, restored vintage bikes and helmet. We will a lovely local guide as well as a coffee along the way.We encourage everyone to ride to the tours starting point but understand that this might not be possible for everyone, there is parking around the starting point but please be mindful of parking signs. *This is a free event but you must register to attend, places are limited.

Jason Arkles Sculpture Lecture

Jason Arkles will be giving a lecture  " The origins  of Renaissance sculpture - how the figure evolved from the Gothic  tradition in Renaissance Italy".  We are so lucky to have Jason here for a five-day intensive course of modelling portraits in clay from life, using the sight-size method.

The Writer's Block (Songwriter's Showcase)

The Fremantle Writer's Block is a monthly singer-songwriter showcase proudly supported by Clancy's. With six artists from Fremantle and beyond performing in a round robin style, it's a whole night full of great song's plus some impromptu collaboration. Follow the Facebook page to check out this month's lineup. 

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

#MyFreoStory is your Freo story

We all have a Freo story. From the locals raised in the port city, to the live music lovers or Sunday brunch devotees on the strip, locals and visitors alike have a story to share about Freo. And so #MyFreoStory video competition was born. In early 2016, the #MyFreoStory competition was launched to encourage people to tell their own Freo story, with 40 very unique and heartfelt videos submitted. This included a day in the life of local Freo dog, following a unicyclist’s journey around town to the home of WA Circus, watching a time-lapse artist weave a large red basket around themselves in prominent Fremantle landmarks and Freo-inspired sea shanty “Fremantle, The Pride of WA”.  After much deliberation, 9 entries were shortlisted to determine the overall winner, Shakey’s Story. The first #MyFreoStory winning entry by Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith depicted the moving true story of a local artist and his strong connection to the Freo art scene and local music legend Bon Scott. We asked the producer Oliver Oldroyd what motivated him and his cousin to enter “We love living here in Freo. There's such a good creative vibe and it's great to be part of it. We love making films and it was also important for us to get Shakey’s name out there and get him recognised for the talented artist he is.” Another entry by a 16 year old student from Perth Modern School, Radheya Jegatheva was “My Journey Through Freo”, voted on the as the best film in our people’s choice category. This young film maker gave us a view of all the things he loves in Freo by filming on his mum’s iPhone. We asked Radheya what motivated him to enter “A bit of everything to be honest, but one of the main messages that I wanted to convey through my video was that Freo is a city that can cater for all sorts of people of all ages - and that there was so much to do and so much to see.” After viewing all of last year’s great films we couldn’t get enough, so in late March we launched the second 2017 #MyFreoStory video competition and are waiting in anticipation for the new stories. If you want to check out last year’s films or submit your own #MyFreoStory video visit Competition closes 22 May 2017.

Free events

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great day out in Freo. There is always something spontaneous happening on the street and many Fremantle activities and events you can enjoy for free. Visit Fremantle during one of the great festivals and experience the buzzing atmosphere of busking, street performers and parades. Call into the museums and see some of the free exhibitions or browse the beautiful art exhibitions in Fremantle’s best galleries and studio’s.