Fremantle Challenger Boat Harbour
Challenger Harbour was built to cater for racing yachts participating in the Americas Cup in 1987, but now services recreational vessels.
The harbour is in the heart of Fremantle, next to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, with restaurants, bars and entertainment and accommodation options available nearby.
It also offers direct ocean access to nearby Carnac, Penguin and Rottnest Islands, which are popular destinations for swimming, snorkeling, diving and birdwatching.
The boat harbour’s facilities include safe and convenient boat pens and a toilet and shower block for pen holders.
There is diesel and unleaded petrol fuelling facility available on the nearby Molfetta Quay located in Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. This service is provided by Baileys Marine Fuels Australia and a fuel card is required.
Phone: 1300 224 539
There is paid car parking available managed by the City of Fremantle.
Only one car parking permit per vessel is issued to pen holders in Challenger Boat Harbour where the annual pen fee has been paid. Permit holders are subject to parking time limits applicable within the whole of the harbour. Refer to parking signage for more information.
A public toilet is available in the Fremantle Sea Rescue building and there is also a toilet, shower and laundry block provided for DoT (E & G Jetty) and Fremantle Cruising Yacht Club (F Jetty) penholders.
Expired flare disposal
Flare disposal is available nearby at the Department of Transport Marine Operations Centre, on 14 Capo D'Orlando Drive, South Fremantle. Find out more about flare disposal locations.
Waterway and entrance channel
Latitude: -32.062 S Longitude: 115.739 E
- Entrance channel has a minimum depth of 4.2 metres.
- Main fairway and Jetty 'G' fairways have a minimum depth of 4.2 metres.
- Minimum depth for Jetty 'E' fairways is 3.8 metres.
Experience the harbour firsthand on one of our walking trails. Download a trail map below.
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|Single phase power, CCTV, water, lighting, laundry and toilet and shower block. Oil spill kits are also available.|
An overnight 10m recreational vessel pen is also available for short stays up to no more than 1 week.
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See below for current fees at Challenger Harbour for 2022-2023.
Fixed and floating pens are charged per metre of pen length. The fixed alongside berths are charged per metre of the vessel length.
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST and should be paid in advance
12 months or more
|Fixed pen without walkway||$487.20|
|Floating pen with walkway||$556.80|
|Fixed alongside berth||$556.80|
3 months or more per month
|Fixed pen without walkway||$44.45|
|Floating pen with walkway||$50.80|
|Fixed alongside berth||$50.80|
|Fixed pen without walkway||$73.10|
|Floating pen with walkway||$83.50|
|Fixed alongside berth||$83.50|
|Fixed pen without walkway||$21.90|
|Floating pen with walkway||$25.05|
|Fixed alongside berth||$25.05|
Other facility fees
|Electricity supply - metered||COST|
|Water supply - metered||COST|
|Rubbish removal - including any not placed in supplied bins or containers not removed; waste oil in excess of 150 litres; or rubbish from source other than fee paying vessel.||COST|
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Apply for a boat pen
DoT’s vessel accommodation is offered on a casual, short term and long term basis and is always in high demand. Submit the enquiry form to find out if a pen is available.
Ready to apply?
Once you have spoken with one of our Harbour Officers to confirm availability, fill in either the waitlist or vessel accommodation application form below and familiarise yourself with important terms and conditions.
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Weather and conditions
Before heading out on the water be sure to check the current:
|Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Fremantle forecast|
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DoT has several resources to help you stay safe when out on the water.
Deckee is a free app to help you plan your next boating trip. The app helps you keep informed with location-based data, safety alerts, access to the coast cams, weather forecasts and other information while you're on your boat. Download Deckee before you go.
We provide a range of boating safety information on safety equipment, boating rules and marine radios and distress calls.
DoT publishes nautical charts of the WA coastline for use by recreational and commercial vessels.
See Gregory to Perth nautical charts.
Our boating guides provide local marine safety information, including boating hazards, speed restrictions, personal watercraft, water ski and closed water areas. Download a guide below or visit the boating guides page for more resources.
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To find out more, contact the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour office on 08 9431 1020 or email@example.com