Fremantle Prison is the largest and most intact convict built prison in Australia and is Western Australia’s only World Heritage Listed Building. It was continuously used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. The prison was decommissioned as a maximum-security gaol in 1991.
Trip Advisor has rated the Fremantle Prison as one of Australia’s top 10 attractions and in 2013 the prison welcomed its 3,000,000 visitor since opening to the public in 1992.
Entry to the gatehouse is free of charge and includes the Convict Café, gift shop, prison gallery and an interactive visitor centre.
Without doubt, the highlight of a visit to the prison is the entertaining tours conducted by experienced tour guides who bring the rich folklore and stories of the prison to life.
For a completely different perspective, experience the prison by night on an eerie tour by torchlight each Wednesday and Friday night. These popular tours offer a few surprises along the way to add to the atmosphere and are not for the faint-hearted!
For an extreme heritage adventure join a tour to explore the labyrinth of tunnels located 20 metres beneath Fremantle Prison!
For more information and to book tickets visit the tours and tickets page.
Fremantle Ghostly Tram Tour operates every Friday night and includes a tour of Fremantle’s oldest buildings including the prison, The Round House and Fremantle Arts Centre.
Monday 9 am-5 pm
Tuesday 9 am-5 pm
Wednesday 9 am-9 pm
Thursday 9 am-5 pm
Friday 9 am-9 pm
Saturday 9 am-5 pm
Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Subject to change, check website for details.
Entry to the Gatehouse is free of charge and includes the Convict Café, gift shop, prison gallery and an interactive visitor centre.
Entry fees apply to the prison area and tours.
Disabled toilet facilities
Multilingual audio guides
First aid stations
Visitor information centre
Doing Time Tour
Great Escapes Tour