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13 October 2021

Western Australia's favourite maritime city is ready to embrace and welcome a new wave of conference and event business. In an industry where clients are looking for something unique and memorable, Fremantle presents a strong business case.

The development boom that has transformed Western Australia has also transformed the port city of Fremantle with significant revitalisation bringing more retail, hospitality and vibrancy to the city centre. 

Fremantle's strategic position close to the Trade Coast, which includes Henderson, Rockingham and Kwinana, makes it the perfect location for doing business with key sectors including maritime, logistics and defence.

The city has strong connection to key industries–being a centre for arts, culture and film along with representation in the education sector through the University of Notre Dame Australia and South West Metropolitan TAFE. It's another compelling argument for professional conference organisers working in the association conference sector to tap into.


Fremantle's new and completely refurbished quality hotels include boutique, larger hotels and serviced apartments that showcase the character of the city. Many offer spectacular ocean and river views and all are within walking distance of entertainment precincts, cafes & restaurants. There's a range of accommodation types suitable for all conference and incentive group budgets.


Venues in Fremantle are diverse with hotels offering an array of configurations for a fully self-contained program, stylish executive boardrooms in the heritage listed West End, converted inner city warehouses and modernist light filled spaces overlooking the working harbour. Over 75 venues reflect the character and history of this intriguing destination.

Pre/post conference activities

Fremantle holds its own with with compelling options for pre/post conference activities and partner programs. Pristine beaches, stunning coastline and thrilling water sports are within easy access as is Rottnest Island, home of the famous Quokka.

Fremantle was recognised as a top ten city in the world by Lonely Planet Publication 2016 Best in Travel. In 2016, Bathers Beach, Fremantle's inner city beach, became the first ever licensed beach area in Australia. voted Perth's top entertainment precinct in 2017, there is great nightlife and an acclaimed live music scene. 

Banner image at top of page: Travel Associates Famil tour, March 2021 at Bathers Beach, Fremantle

Business Events Perth 

Business Events Perth (formerly known as Perth Convention Bureau) has been helping not-for-profit associations, corporations and agents bring their conferences and incentive groups to Western Australia for nearly 50 years.

Fremantle works closely with Business Events Perth to sponsor eligible national and international events.

Business Events Perth’s bank of in-house expertise and industry knowledge ensures that a meeting, incentive or exhibition planner will have access to current market intelligence, local support and assistance to help bring an event to Western Australia. 


The comprehensive guide to Host an Event on the Business Events Perth website includes a Meeting Planners Guide. The guide is a comprehensive directory of all the products and services available in the business events sector in Western Australia. It’s packed with information on what every meeting planner should know about holding an event in this State.

Screenshot from Business Events Perth website

Southern Cross Gala Ballroom at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
Southern Cross Gala Ballroom at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
WA Maritime Museum
WA Maritime Museum
Fremantle Prison
Conference dinner at Fremantle Prison
Palm Room at Tradewinds Hotel
Palm Room at Tradewinds Hotel