Fremantle Prison

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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.

 Adult Concession Child
( 4 to 15**)
(2 ads, 3 ch)
Prison Day Tour
Doing Time OR Great Escapes
$19.00 $16.00 $10.00 $53.00 $16.00
Prison Day Tour Package
Doing Time AND Great Escapes
$26.00 $23.00 $17.00 $81.00 $23.00
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
$99.00 $79.00 $59.00 N/A $79.00

** 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.


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Contact details

Fremantle Prison
1 The Terrace
Western Australia, 6160

Phone: (08) 9336 9200


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