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The City manages 28 car parks, most of which are conveniently located within the city centre and in close proximity of public transport.

Click the below map for a larger version:

A parking map showing the car spots around Freo.

Free parking locations

  • 30 minute free parking in High Street (West End).
  • 30 minute free parking in Adelaide Street (between Parry and Queen Street).
  • 1 hour free parking surrounding Kings Square on William Street, Queen Street (between Adelaide and High Street), Paddy Troy mall and High Street (East End).

Buy first hour, get second hour free

  • Cappuccino Strip car park 61 - 155 bays (7 days 8am-4pm with a ticket displayed).
  • Parry Street car park 01 - 172 bays (7 days 8am-4pm with a ticket displayed).
  • Point Street outdoor car park 6A - 50 bays (7 days 8am-1am with a ticket displayed).

Short-term parking

Over 1 000 on-street car parking bays outside banks, post office and stores in the city centre. Use PayStay to only pay for the time you actually use.

Long-term parking

Cheaper long term parking options are located on the fringes of the city centre (Beach Street, Point Street, Ellen Street and Parry Street car parks). Use PayStay to manage your parking without the worry of the meter running out.

Long term parking permits can be obtained from the City of Fremantle Service & Information counter located at 70 Parry Street, Fremantle. Permits will need to be displayed on the vehicle dashboard, see the carpark fee schedule for further pricing.

All day parking 

The following City of Fremantle car parks offer all day parking rates. Refer to the map at the top of this page for the location of the car park using the Car Park ID:

Car park

Car park ID

Price per day

Ellen Street

3

$8.50

Point Street

6 & 6A

$8.50

Esplanade Reserve

11

$11.50

Beach Street

12A & 12B

$8.50

Round House

19

$11.50

Cappuccino Strip

61

$11.50

An ACROD bay parking sign on the pavement.Accessible (ACROD) parking

The City has numerous ACROD bays to allow for easy and convenient access to ACROD permit holders.

If a bay is unavailable, a permit holder is eligible to park in a regular bay, and remain for double time shown on the sign. Official disabled parking permits issued worldwide are accepted in Fremantle.

For more information visit the accessibility and inclusion page

ACROD parking locations

For a list of accessible parking in and around Fremantle click here 

An ACROD bay parking sign.What entitlements does an ACROD permit provide?

An ACROD parking permit allows free parking in all City of Fremantle car parks and street parking with double the signposted time limit (except where a time limit is shown on dedicated ACROD bays).

A similar benefit is also available for Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) ex-serviceperson permit holders, though that permit is not valid for use in an ACROD parking bay.

Our universal access map has details of ramps and pathways. For visitors, official disabled parking permits issued worldwide are accepted in Fremantle.

For more information please contact NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) on 1800 800 110.

Under Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Regulations 2014, a vehicle parked in an ACROD bay, without display of a valid permit, can be infringed $300.

Motorbike parking

Motorbike bays are located around the city and are free of charge. They may have time restrictions - refer to the displayed signs. Motorbikes are permitted to park in car bays, however applicable parking fees must be paid and stated time limits apply.

When purchasing a ticket to park your motorbike in a car bay, we recommend you retain the tear-off section of the ticket so that proof of purchase can be provided should an infringement be issued due to the ticket having blown away or been removed.

See the motorcycle parking map for the location of motorbike bays.

Electric vehicles

Four electric car chargers and parking bays are available for exclusive electric vehicle use at the Cappuccino Strip car park. 

Tour coach parking

See the tour coach parking map for location of tour coach parking.

Loading zones

The 'loading zone' sign and our parking local law requires vehicles using loading zones to be a 'goods vehicle'. A 'goods vehicle' means a vehicle specifically designed, constructed and used primarily for the conveyance of goods (not being a trailer or a vehicle to which a trailer is attached). A vehicle that is not classified as a 'goods vehicle' can utilise a loading zone for business purposes however the vehicle must have the business name or logo at least 100mm high on both sides of the vehicle.

If you do not have a 'goods vehicle' and your vehicle is not needed for business purposes but you still require access to a loading zone, please see the Reserved Parking Application form

Most loading zones in Fremantle allow a maximum time limit of 15 minutes. If the loading zone does not have a time limit displayed, the maximum time limit is 30 minutes. 

Loading zones should only be used by vehicles who are loading or unloading goods. 

A yellow school crossing sign.School parking

School drop off and pick up times can be quite stressful for parents and students alike. Most of the City's schools are located in high density areas, and parking may not always be available for all parents. 

Initiatives by schools such as walking school bus, carpooling schedules and ride to school programs are supported by the City. The City works closely with schools to ensure safety and convenience for all road users. Given the limited space near schools, parents are requested to:

  • abide by restrictions shown on signs, such as time restrictions during pick up and drop off times
  • park further away and walk to the school to relieve congestion
  • be mindful of hazardous traffic movements such as stopping in no stopping areas, obstructing foot paths, driveways and crossings, and always park safely and legally where it is permitted
  • walk or riding to the school when possible
  • car pool with other parents

Your cooperation is much appreciated when parking near schools. The City's Integrated Patrols Officers frequently patrol schools and enforce the Parking Local Law to assist with safe flow of traffic.

To report any illegal parking around schools, or request patrols, contact the customer service team on 9432 9999 or info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

Understanding parking signs

All parking restrictive and permissive signs in Fremantle comply with Australian Standards.

With some minor differences amongst councils, most parking signs look very similar. Should you have questions about an area, car park, or street in terms of parking restrictions, please contact the customer service centre on 9432 9999 and they will assist you.

Below signs are most common signs that you may see during your visit:

A parking sign showing a letter S with a red line through it.

No stopping sign means vehicles are not permitted to stop where the signs apply. Signs cover areas that fall between arrows. If there are further comments on the signs such as “verge”, “road”, “road or verge” or certain periods/times such as netball season, weekends, school hours, restrictions apply under those conditions.

A parking sign showing a letter P with a red line through it.

No parking sign means vehicles cannot park where the signs apply. You may remain stopped in your vehicle for a short period of time in No Parking areas. However, you may receive a move on notice from an authorised person, and you shall do so. It is advised that you do not stop in No Parking areas and move further to an available space.

 A parking sign showing how how many hours you can park.

Parking permissive sign means that vehicles are permitted to park in this area, under conditions prescribed on the signs. These conditions may include:

  • Ticket parking / fee payable – means that a ticket needs to be purchased to park legally.
  • 1/2P, 1P, 2P etc – means that vehicles can park only for the duration of time on the sign post. Please be aware that if the sign states ticket parking, you must obtain a ticket.

Yellow lines mean no stopping along where it is marked yellow lines. They are often found at intersections and by right of ways.

Parking signs may have multiple conditions and restrictions on them. Drivers should follow the signs carefully, assess where the restrictions apply via arrows on the posts and obtain a ticket or abide by time restrictions when necessary. Failure to do so may result in an infringement being issued, or in extreme circumstances, impound of vehicles.