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COVID-19 Support Hotline

Do you have questions about COVID-19 impacting your business? Businesses can call our free COVID-19 Business Support hotline to seek advice. Call (08) 9432 9950 or email Further information is available at the City's COVID-19 information for businesses page.

Digital Marketing Webinar with Curtin University's Dr Billy Sung

This digital marketing webinar is hosted by Dr Billy Sung from The School of Marketing at Curtin University and brought to you by the City of Fremantle. Focusing on facts and tips to maximise the impact of your business’s social media and search engine marketing and advertising, this webinar is recommended for business owners and marketing officers that have an interest in adding value to their business promotion. Dr Billy Sung is a Senior Lecturer specialising in digital marketing and consumer psychology and leads the Consumer Research Lab at Curtin University. 

City of Fremantle's Small Business Capacity Building Program


The City of Fremantle has developed a Small Business Capacity Building Program that enables local small businesses to access tailored one-on-one training, support or mentoring from industry experts. For more information about this program and areas of support, click here

Expert business advice

Business Foundations is a non-profit organisation delivering business assistance to small to medium businesses throughout Western Australia. If you are a Western Australian business you are eligible for government-funded support across a wide range of areas, including one-to-one professional advice.

Business Foundations run regular training and workshops on all matters of business, to help improve the performance of your business. For the latest workshop click here.

Small Business Development Corporation is here to help our local small business community. Their services are free of charge for all WA small businesses, without requiring any financial subsidy from your organisation.There is no limit to how often people can access their services. 

For a summary of their free advisory services, information and templates, visit their dedicated webpage. In addition, they are posting regular blog updates with the latest information and guidance to small businesses through this challenging period.      


Fremantle Chamber of Commerce champions policies and strategies that improve the business environment in Fremantle, enhance community prosperity and develop a sustainable mix of business and lifestyle opportunities for Fremantle’s future. The Chamber acts as an advocate for the business community, a conduit for information and a promoter of Fremantle’s position in the regional landscape.

Workshops and opportunities

Free workshops in Fremantle

Check out the following free workshops that are on offer for your business:

Business Foundations

Details for upcoming free online workshops can be found on the Business Foundations website

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)

SBDC have developed a series of free online workshops that cover a range of topics. View the full schedule of SBDC online workshops.

Other opportunities

Keep an eye on the following links for other opportunities to grow your business knowledge at workshops and seminars:

Traffic alerts

  • Swan River Crossing - Works on Queen Victoria Street & Beach Street - As the Swan River Crossing Project progresses, works are on the ground to prepare for the main scope.  Link to the Main roads website, subscribing to the project page will keep you updated  Swan River Crossings | Main Roads Western Australia  

  • Mouat St & Croke St - Road closures scheduled for 2 April 2023 between 4am and 7pm the same day.  Mouat St & Croke St will be required to be closed for the event and detours will be in place.

  • Carrington Street - between Gallop St to South St, Hilton - upcoming road closures scheduled intermittently from 13 March to 7 April 2023.  The works will be undertaken for day and nightshift as it is two separate projects by Western Power and the City of Fremantle.  Please drive with caution, follow detours and plan ahead.

  • ATCO Gas Projects - upcoming ATCO Gas Main works scheduled from mid-March 2023 and expected to be completed by May 2023.  The works will require partial closures being implemented between Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm. We appreciate your patience and please plan ahead when visiting the area.

  •   Livingstone St, Beard St, Naylor St, Clontarf Rd, Newmarket St & Strang St / Strang Ct

  •   Silver St, Gold St & Coral St

  •   Mulberry Farm Lane, Nannine Ave & Samson Street.

  • Water Corporation Project - various locations in Fremantle CBD - reinstatement works scheduled for 21 March 2023.  The works are proposed to commence 6pm and expecting to be completed by 5am the following day, 22 March 2023.  Please drive with caution, follow detours and plan ahead.

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival –

The following roads will be closed from 5am Saturday 8 April to 10pm Monday 10 April:  South Terrace and Market Street from Norfolk Street to Cantonment Street.  High Street from Market Street to Cantonment Street to Pakenham Street.  Henderson Street including Henderson Street Car park, from William Stret to South Terrace.


Contact us

Economic Development
T 08 9432 9999
TTY 08 9432 9777

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