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Transport and parking

There are many transport options for getting in and around Fremantle, including:

Public transport – trains and buses

Fremantle Train Station and Bus Port provide direct walking access to Fishing Boat Harbour, museums and galleries, the shopping district, cinemas, the Cappuccino strip and restaurants.

Trains to and from Perth operate from the Fremantle Train Station, with buses connecting to meet with trains. There are bus stops in and around the city making it easy to get around.

Fremantle CAT Bus

The blue CAT Services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes.  Both services run 7 days a week, except on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The services go to places of interest in the central Fremantle area, including the Fremantle Train Station, Fremantle Arts CentreFremantle Leisure Centre, the Maritime MuseumE-Shed Markets, the cappuccino strip and the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

All Fremantle CAT buses are modern and high–tech, complying with the stringent EURO2 emission standards.

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 – they’re all shown on the Fremantle CAT timetable and the services are free to use.

For further information about CAT services visit the Transperth website.

Cycling

Fremantle is a great city for using your bike. It's quick, easy, good exercise and environmentally friendly.The City of Fremantle's, Free Wheeling Fremantle initiative, is a free bike hire service - suitable for adults and teens. You can use the bikes anywhere in the Fremantle area, allowing you to explore the city at your own leisurely pace.

Bikes are available from Wednesday to Sunday, 9.00 am-5.00 pm from:

Harbour Bike Hire, Shop 76 E-Shed, Victoria Quay.Helmets are supplied, and a credit card imprint is required for security purposes. For more information, free call 1800 888 898.

Click here to download the City of Fremantle's response to the draft WA bicycle network plan June 2012.

Parking for cars and motorcycles

Since 1 July 2009, your parking fees have contributed to the City of Fremantle's purchase of 100% Green Power - energy from renewable sources, so that little or no greenhouse gases are created.

There is strong demand for parking in Fremantle's CBD, and to ensure equitable access for everyone, we provide short, medium and long term parking options.

Short term

  • metered parking with time limits (15 minutes, 30 minute and 1 hour) are available in high demand locations
  • 30 minute free parking in High Street (west of Market Street)
  • over 1 000 on-street car parking bays outside banks, post office and stores in the CBD.

Medium term

  • the Queensgate car park has 850 car bays in the heart of the City. This brightly coloured multi story building is the largest public artwork in the Southern Hemisphere, and was commissioned by the Australian Centre for Concrete Art artist Alex Spremberg
  • on Monday's and Tuesday's in December 2014 motorists can park for free for two hours at the Queensgate car park. Free parking for the first hour is also available at the Queensgate carpark during the rest of the weekdays between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm (after December 2014, Queensgate car park parking will return to the usual free parking for the first hour from Monday to Friday between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm)
  • free parking is also available at the Parry Street car Park 1 (Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm).

Long term

  • our parking map includes some cheaper long term parking options located on the fringes of the CBD (Beach Street, Ellen Street and Parry Street car parks).

Universal access

An ACROD or TPI Permit allows free parking in all City of Fremantle car parks and street parking. Display of an ACROD permit will allow double the sign posted limit (except time limits shown on dedicated ACROD Bays). Our universal access map has details of ramps and pathways. For visitors, official disabled parking permits issued worldwide are accepted in Fremantle.

Fremantle cruise ship passenger parking

  • Download the car park fee schedule here for cruise ship passenger parking fees.
  • instructions to follow for Queensgate Carpark access:
    • customers are to enter the Queensgate Parking Station as normal (Henderson Street), then proceed to level 4 to park your vehicle
    • write the vehicle registration on the back of the entry ticket then proceed to the Queensgate Cashiers office to prepay parking before departure. A receipt will be provided afterwards
    • on return to Fremantle you may collect your vehicle by presenting your receipt to the Queensgate Cashiers office before receiving an exit ticket from the Queensgate cashier.

For any further enquiries please contact the Queensgate Parking Station on 08 9432 9860.

Free parking for electric vehicles

The City is always looking for ways to encourage greener transport options. Electric cars show great promise for the reduction of transport emissions in the medium term.

To help encourage electric vehicles, the City has allocated two parking bays for exclusive electric vehicle use at the Queensgate Carpark. Electric vehicles parked in these bays will receive free parking and free electricity for up to 12 hours.

More information on how to make the most of this service is available in the FAQ.

Secure taxi rank

A secure taxi rank is located at Henderson Street Mall and is open every Friday and Saturday nights from 11.00 pm to 5.00 am as well as some public holidays.

The taxi rank aims to improve safety and security and reduce waiting times for taxis in peak demand periods.

Parking appeals

In the event that you receive a parking infringement there is a process of appeal. You can appeal a parking infringement by;

Parking appeals are generally resolved within 12 business days, however if you do not receive a response within this time, contact our customer service on 08 9432 9999.




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