For information on cruise arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic, see Fremantle Ports' COVID-19 information.
Fremantle is one of Australia’s most important cruise ship calls
Cruising is now one of the most popular and fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry worldwide. Fremantle Ports works with cruise and tourism bodies and other ports to promote Fremantle and Western Australia’s attractions to cruise companies.
Fremantle Passenger Terminal
Want to see cruise ships arriving and departing?
Check out the cruise ship schedule. Be at Victoria Quay about 30 minutes before arrival times so you can see the ship enter the harbour. Best viewing places are along Victoria Quay and at North and South moles.
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The Fremantle Passenger Terminal is approximately 800m from Fremantle’s city centre. There are a number of options available to ship passengers. Taxis and ride-share will pick up and drop off at the passenger terminal, situated on Peter Hughes Drive. Alternatively, there is a free shuttle bus service that operates between the Fremantle Train Station and the terminal on a continuous circuit (about every 20 minutes) from an hour after the ship has berthed until approximately 4pm. You can also walk into Fremantle, by going west along Peter Hughes Drive towards the ocean, then left across the railway line at the pedestrian crossing. This takes 15 to 20 minutes. It should be noted that the pedestrian overpass directly opposite the passenger terminal is currently closed.
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Due to operational and security requirements, the parking area at the terminal is for passenger pick-up and drop-off only. You cannot leave your car in the terminal car park while you are on a cruise. Any vehicle left unattended after a cruise ship has sailed may be towed and the owner fined.
However, there is long-term parking at the western end of Victoria Quay (Zone 3 dedicated all-day parking areas) near C and D Sheds. It costs $10 a day (plus 0.8% surcharge for credit/debit cards). This parking is not undercover nor is it secure and it is in demand. You can pay on arrival or use Wilson Parking Book a Bay (https://bookabay.wilsonparking.com.au/). If you are paying on arrival, pay for the number of days at the ticket machine by entering your vehicle registration (maximum 14 days - you will need to purchase 12 days in one transaction and, in a separate transaction, purchase an additional 2 days). Or pay in advance using Book a Bay online. You pay before you arrive and you park your vehicle in any vacant car bay in Zone 3. You can leave your car for your whole cruise; there is no cap on the maximum days allowed. By paying in advance, your car's registration plate is already recorded as paid with the parking inspectors.
Cruise passengers seeking secure, undercover, long-term parking can park at Kings Square Car Park, 22 Henderson St, Fremantle. More information is available from Secure Parking.
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