The vibrant city of Fremantle blends the old with the new, creating an enriching cultural experience. Maritime, convict and colonial history can be explored in one of the best preserved examples of a 19th century port streetscape on Earth, while buzzing markets, lively bars and casual street cafés give you a taste of 21st century life with the locals.

As Perth’s neighbouring port town, Fremantle (or Freo as it’s affectionately known) is just a 30-minute drive or train ride from the city. Or, you can hop on the ferry from Barrack Street for a leisurely cruise down the Swan River.

Conference Venue

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA

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Getting to Fremantle

Fremantle is approximately 30 kms south west of Perth Airport.


A taxi trip between Fremantle city centre and Perth domestic or international airport terminals will take approximately 50 minutes depending on the day and time of day you are travelling.

All taxis are meter operated by time and distance, and operate twenty four hours a day 7 days a week. The approximate cost is $50-$60.

Swan Taxis 131 330
Black & White Taxis 131 008

Uber is also operating in Perth and can be a competitive option.

Public Transport

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An option is to bus to Perth city train station and then take a train to Fremantle, the cost for this will be approximately $25.

Car Rental

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Getting around Fremantle

Fremantle is one of the easiest cities in the world to explore by foot or bike. All leading attractions are located within walking distance of the Fremantle Train Station and the free Fremantle CAT bus completes regular circuits around the city stopping at popular places of interest and offering easy access to major attractions and venues.

A great way for visitors to get around is to take the Fremantle Tram Tour which completes regular circuits of the city with educational commentary, hire a bike from the Fremantle Visitor Centre, join a walking tour or follow one of the self-guided walking trails below. Maps are available from the visitor centre.

Activities and Sites

Visit the following websites for information about things to do in Fremantle: