Fremantle Prison

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Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is the largest convict built structure in Western Australia and the most intact convict establishment in the nation. Decommissioned as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, the Prison was continuously used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. With death row, solitary cells and gallows, it is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.

Activities include:

  • A range of tours are available:
    • Doing Time Tours – departing every 30 minutes between 10.00am and 5.00pm daily
    • Great Escapes Tours – departing every hour between 11.45am and 4.45pm daily
    • Tunnels Tours – departing regularly from 9.00am. Bookings and pre-payment essential
    • Torchlight Tours – departing regularly Wednesday and Friday evenings. Bookings and pre-payment essential
  • Various exhibitions are shown in the Prison Gallery
  • Function venues available for hire
  • The Convict Cafe provides light refreshments before and after tours
  • Gift Shop




At least half a day

fremantle prisonAccessibility

  • There is a paid car park located directly outside Fremantle Prison
  • In recognition of the fact that sections of each tour are not accessible by wheelchair, a discounted ticket fee (child rate) is offered.
  • Exclusive tours for groups including people with disabilities are customised to ensure access for all on the tour.
  • Not all areas are accessible with a pram
  • People with hearing difficulties have free access to English audio guides.


  • Disabled toilets
  • Baby change
  • First aid station
  • Café – Open 10.00am to 5.00pm every day, later on Wednesday and Fridays. The menu includes toasted flat breads, sandwiches, salads, beef/chicken/vege/fish burgers, fish and chips, quiche etc  the menu is available online


Entry to the Gatehouse is free of charge and includes: the Prison Gallery, an interactive Visitor Centre, Convict Café, and gift shop.

( 4 to 15**)
(2 ads, 3 ch)
Prison Day Tour
Doing Time OR Great Escapes
Prison Day Tour Package
Doing Time AND Great Escapes
Tunnels Tour$60.00$50.00$40.00**N/A$55.00
Torchlight Tour$25.00$21.00$15.00$72.00$21.00
All Tour Pass
includes all four tours

** Children must be over the age of 12 to participate in the Tunnels Tour

Opening Hours

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm every day except Wednesday and Friday open until 9.00pm.


Contact details

Fremantle Prison
1 The Terrace
Western Australia, 6160

Phone: (08) 9336 9200


Google map

Date Created: March 19, 2013 Date Modified: September 8, 2014

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