All visiting cruise ships berth at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal on Victoria Quay.
Maps of Fremantle, brochures on local attractions and visitor guides to Fremantle and Perth are available for all cruise passengers inside the terminal or download a map of Fremantle here.
It is a short walk from the passenger terminal into the city of Fremantle where passengers can explore the city, shop, access services including optometrists, chemists, banks, currency exchange, wifi etc.
For many cruise passengers the first stop in Fremantle is usually the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square. Passengers can talk with one of the Fremantle Tourist Guides to help plan the day ashore. The Fremantle Tourist Guides know the best things to see and do in and around Fremantle and will be happy to answer passenger’s questions.
To preview some of the many exciting things for cruise passengers to see and do in Fremantle and surrounds, watch the Experience Extraordinary YouTube video.
A no fee booking service is avialable at Fremantle Visitor Centre for cruise passengers that would like to explore Fremantle prior to embarking or after disembarking from their cruise. Visit the accommodation booking page or contact one of the local experts by email or telephone 08 9431 7878.
To book a tour at one of Fremantle or Perth’s many attractions prior to or after a cruise please visit the tours and tickets booking page or contact one of the visitor centre staff by email or telephone 08 9431 7878.
For ideas on what to do around Fremantle visit the top 10 Fremantle attractions page or for cruise passengers planning on going further afield view the day trips from Fremantle page.
Cruise passengers wanting to explore Fremantle by foot can choose from nine self guided tours on the walking trails page.
There are several transport options for passengers arriving in Fremantle:
- walking-choose one of two walking routes from the passenger terminal into the city, shown on this map.
- taxis-there is a taxi rank outside the passenger terminal
- train-Fremantle Train Station is a short walk across the pedestrian bridge from the terminal with a regular service (every 10-15 minutes) to Perth City
- shuttle service-the City of Fremantle provides a free cruise shuttle service into Kings Square and return for many of the international transit cruise ships. Cruise passengers should check with their cruise ship prior to arrival to confirm if this service is available.
For transport between the Fremantle passenger terminal and international and domestic airport please visit our airport transfers page.
What to wear ashore
Cruise passengers should check the weather before heading off for the day – chances are it will be sunny and warm, so dress lightly – but remember that the Western Australian sun can be strong, so be sure to take a hat, sunscreen and maybe a light, long-sleeved shirt to protect your skin. Runners or comfortable sandals are the go for a walking tour of the city.
Cruise passengers embarking in Fremantle may be able to check their luggage in at the passenger terminal prior to the ship’s departure giving them the day to explore Fremantle. check with the travel agent to confirm the arrangements.
Some accommodation providers will allow travellers to leave their luggage in a secure area after check out. It is best to check with the provider to confirm beforehand.
There are limited luggage storage facilities available in Fremantle. Check the luggage storage facilities page for more information.
Fremantle Passenger Terminal carpark is available for short-term parking and picking up and dropping off of cruise passengers. Cruise passengers seeking secure, long term parking can park at Queensgate Parking Station in Henderson Street Fremantle. For further information visit City of Fremantle website or phone 08 9432 9860.
Wifi and internet access
A complimentary wireless connection is available for cruise passengers while they are in and around the Fremantle Passenger Terminal. Cruise passengers can also plan their time ashore by downloading the Experience Western Australia mobile app which has information on places to see and explore in and around Fremantle and Western Australia.
Free wifi is available at the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square and many cafes and restaurants throughout the city. For information visit the wifi and internet access page.
Medical and health
For information on local doctors, hospitals, dentists and chemists visit the medical and health page.
Security and screening
For cruise passenger information including embarkation/disembarkation, security and screening visit Fremantle Passenger Terminal website.
Banks and currency
For information visit the banks and currency page.