There is a wide range of accommodation in Fremantle and in Western Australia that provides universal access facilities, including disabled access for visitors. Check the facilities tab when searching on our accommodation page.
Ramps and pathways
The Fremantle universal access map includes details of ramps and pathways around the city to help visitors plan a visit to Fremantle.
An Australian Council For Rehabilitation Of Disabled (ACROD) or Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) Permit allows free parking in all City of Fremantle car parks and street parking with an extra 30 minutes over the time limit (except time limits shown on dedicated ACROD Bays).
Official disabled parking permits issued worldwide are accepted in Fremantle as long as they are displayed clearly with an expiry date visible. The Fremantle universal access map has details of ACROD parking areas in Fremantle.
Central Area Transit bus (CAT)
All of the Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions, a driver activated entry ramp and low floor. To board, simply wait at any CAT stop as shown on the Fremantle CAT timetable. The services are free to use.
Wheelchair-accessible or multi-purpose taxis (MPTs) are specially equipped taxis that provide essential transport for people with disabilities or mobility difficulties. These are available through Black and White Taxis and Swan Taxis.
Many eateries and hotels have disabled toilet facilities; check the universal access map for locations.
Beach wheel chair
The City of Fremantle provides a beach wheel chair during summer months for loan between November and February and is for use within South Beach boundaries only.
To book the South Beach wheel chair click here for the registration form.
Another beach wheelchair is also available for use at Bathers Beach from 10 am to 4 pm daily except New Years Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
For more information or to book the Bathers Beach wheel chair contact Shipwreck Galleries on 08 9431 8469.
The City of Fremantle provides a Liberty Swing at Gordon Dedman Reserve, North Fremantle which allows children who use a wheelchair the opportunity to experience the joy of having a swing in the park.
The swing utilises a strap and ramp that are accessed with a key (for safety reasons). The key is available from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday from:
The City of Fremantle, Customer Service Counter, 8 William Street Fremantle.
Contact the City of Fremantle on 9432 999.
Liberty swings are also available in the following parks:
- Manning Park, Davilak Avenue, Hamilton Hill (contact City of Cockburn for more information)
- Wireless Hill Park, Canning Highway, Ardross (contact City of Melville for more information)
A fishing platform with disabled access is located at North Mole.
Fremantle Leisure Centre
The Fremantle Leisure Centre is equipped with disabled and family change facilities. Pools include disability ramps into both 50 and 25 meter pools. Hoists are available for entry into the pools and a water pool chair is also available for use. No bookings necessary, staff will assist when required.
Other services available through Fremantle Visitor Centre
Fremantle Visitor Centre operates a TTY (telephone–text device) phone number and is available for the hearing impaired to seek assistance. To access the TTY service contact 08 9432 9777, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
For any other requirements contact the Fremantle Visitor Centre.
For more information on disability services in Western Australia, visit the Access WA website.