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Practical information for visitors

24 October 2022


Fremantle has branches and automatic teller machines from most major banks in Australia. Most of these are located in Queen Street.

  • Open hours: Monday to Thursday 9.30 am–4.00 pm, Friday  9.30 am–5.00pm.

Currency exchange

Emergency numbers

  • 000 | Fire or life threatening emergencies
  • 131 444 | Police assistance
  • 1800 333 000 | Crime Stoppers

Internet and WIFI

Free wireless internet can be accessed in many public areas of Fremantle including:

  • Fishing Boat Harbour
  • Fremantle Passenger Terminal

A number of cafes, restaurants and accommodation venues also offer free wifi to their customers. Access to this service is generally password protected.

Luggage storage

  • Fremantle Visitor Centre | 155 High Street, Fremantle | +61 8 9432 9988

    Daily locker hire available during opening hours. Fees apply.
  • Citiplace Rest Centre | City Railway Station Complex, Upper-level walkway on the corner of Barrack and Wellington Streets, Perth | +61 8 9461 3554

    Daily locker hire available. Refer to their website for times. Fees apply. 

Changing place

A changing place is available at Walyalup Civic Centre.

Medical and health

Medical insurance is recommended for overseas visitors as Australia's Medicare system does not cover visitors, except where reciprocal agreements exist. For more information on reciprocal health care agreements visit the Services Australia website. Below are a list of contact details for doctors, hospitals, dentists and chemists located in and around the Fremantle city centre.

Medical practices

Hospital for accidents and emergencies

Dental clinics


  • Chemist Warehouse Fremantle | 54 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
  • Fremantle Central Pharmacy | Shop 1, Corner Cantonment & Queen Streets, Fremantle 
  • Fremantle Pharmacy | 82B High Street, Fremantle
  • Nourish Health Pharmacy | Shop G2, 2 Newman Court, Fremantle
  • Priceline Fremantle | 7 Adelaide Street, Fremantle

Places of worship

If you wish to connect with your community while you are travelling, you will find a number of places of worship in Fremantle and the wider Perth region. Here are places in Fremantle’s city centre, or close to Fremantle.

Post office


While tipping is generally not expected within Australia, if you feel you have received exceptional service it is acceptable to leave a small amount.

Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

The Tourist Refund Scheme enables visitors to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on goods purchased in Australia. Find more information and locate TRS facilities.

Time Zone

Western Australia is on Western Standard Time (WST) which is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Fremantle is a compact city, which makes it easy to explore. Learn more about getting here and getting around.