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East End

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From Queen Street and Walyalup Koort through to the Swan River (Derbal Yerrigan), Rainbow and the Fremantle Arts Centre in the north. THIS IS THE EAST END.

Dwerda Weeardinup (Cantonment Hill) is an iconic landmark for Nyoongar people, overlooking Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River), Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) and the wider Walyalup area and is associated with the first Nyoongar sightings of the arrival of the British fleet in 1829.

It is the gateway into Fremantle from the North and is home to WA’s foremost arts organisations including DADAA, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Theatre Company, Art on the Move and WA Circus School.

Insiders tip 

The Fremantle Arts Centre building opened in 1864 as the Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot. It's now one of Australia's leading arts organisations. Entry is free. 

The East End has a diverse mix of architecture and open spaces with significant Aboriginal sites and neo-Gothic heritage buildings saved from demolition as modernism arrived in the 60s. Converted wool stores with their distinctive serrated roof-lines now offer New York style apartment living. Many are home to some of Fremantle’s most creative and innovative artists, entrepreneurs, start-ups and business owners in food, hospitality, music, culture and the arts.

You’ll find the Megan Salmon flagship store on Queen Victoria Street, FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre and the Zero Store on High Street stocking a stunning collection of locally made and designed wares.

Fremantle is known as a fertile ground within the Australian music industry and some of Perth’s best loved live music venues are found in Fremantle’s East End.

Getting here

From Fremantle Bus & Train station it’s a 5-minute walk along Queen Street to reach the entrance to the East End.

Rainbow, WA Army Museum and Fremantle Arts Centre are at the northern end of this neighbourhood and can be reached by a regular Transperth bus service along Adelaide Street and Canning Highway. Buses leave from Fremantle Bus & Train Station and the journey takes approximately 5 minutes to the East End. Alternatively, Rainbow is a 20-minute walk from the station.

Containbow by Marcus Canning
Containbow by Marcus Canning
Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle Arst Centre
Sunshine Harvester Works
Sunshine Harvester Works
Naval Stores by Tashi Hall
Naval Stores by Tashi Hall
Zero Store
Zero Store



Army Museum of Western Australia

Australia Hotel

Broody Hen



Clancy's Fish Pub

FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre

Fox in a Box Perth Escape Rooms

Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Graphic Design Solutions

Fremantle Massage Collective

Fremantle Massage Therapy

Health & Wellbeing

Fremantle public golf course

Funkee Monkee

Gesha Coffee Co

H&C Urban Winery

Eat & drink

Jetty Bar & Eats

top 100 wagfg

John Curtin School of Arts

Kapara Cafe

La Chiquita Cafe

Little French Nest

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

Megan Salmon

WA design

Nifty In Freo


Ode to Sirens

Small bar

Penny Lane's Music Workshop



Sector Studios


arts & culture

The Cool Room

The Left Bank


The Pain Thieves

Health & Wellbeing

Toyworld Fremantle

Two Dogs Laughing

YOGALAB Fremantle

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