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7 months ago in Media release
Freo's parking secrets revealed

The secrets to finding a parking spot in Fremantle have been revealed in a new video released by the City of Fremantle.

The video provides a brief history of parking in Freo plus maps and tips for where to look for a parking spot.

Mayor Brad Pettitt said the video aimed to challenge some of the popular myths that have developed around parking in Fremantle.

 “One of the most common gripes we hear about Freo is difficulties with parking, but the reality is there’s lots of parking in Fremantle,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“It’s true parking is limited right in the heart of Freo, but that’s because when Fremantle was originally planned back in the 1830s there were no cars so there was no provision for parking.

“Most of the car parks we do have in the city centre were created in the 1960s, but heritage buildings had to be torn down to make room for them.

“That’s why most of the parking in Freo is on the fringes of the CBD, a short walk from the heart of the city.”

Fremantle has around 5000 parking bays, with around 1000 on-street bays and another 2300 in off-street car parks managed by the City of Fremantle.

There are also around 1700 parking bays on land managed by Fremantle Ports, near the WA Maritime Museum and the E-Shed markets, and in privately operated car parks like Collie Street and the Woolstores shopping centre.

Parking options range from 30-minute free parking along High Street and Adelaide Street to long-term parking options on the fringes of the city centre like the Beach Street, Point Street, Ellen Street and Parry Street car parks for less than $10 a day.

The City has also recently introduced second hour free parking at the outdoor car parks on Parry Street, Point Street and the new Cappuccino Strip car park.

One hour free parking is available in the area surrounding Kings Square to support local traders during construction on the Kings Square Renewal project, while the Queensgate car park is on track to reopen before summer.

For more information on where to park in Fremantle visit the Parking page on our website.

To watch the ‘Quick Guide to Parking in Freo’ video, click here.