Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Boat pens at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is one WA’s most iconic waterfront destinations.

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a working a harbour that caters for commercial operators and recreational vessels with service jetties and wharves, refuelling and maintenance facilities, public toilets and parking.
The harbour also has safe and convenient vessel accommodation that provides easy access to Rottnest, Carnac and Garden Islands.

Popular with both locals and tourists, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is rich in history and has a range of restaurants, bars, entertainment and cultural experiences on offer for you to enjoy. 

There’s a lot to love about Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Find out more about what’s happening at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour or read about our ongoing improvement projects. 

Harbour facilities

Service wharves

There are three wharves: Sardine Wharf on Mews Road, Land-backed Wharf on Capo D’Orlando Drive and the refuelling wharf, Molfetta Quay. 

Sardine Wharf load limits
  • Berth load: 150 tonne displacement vessel berthing at a maximum of 0.3 m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°
  • Vehicle load: M9 standard vehicle.
  • No vehicle or stack loading permitted with 2.5 m of the wharf edge. 

 

Land backed wharf load limits
  • Berth load: 150 tonne displacement vessel berthing at a maximum of 0.3 m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°
  • Stack load: 1500 kg/m²
  • Vehicle load: M18 standard load.
  • No vehicle, crane or stack loading permitted within 1.5 metres of the sheet pile wall face.

 

Molfetta Quay wharf load limits
  • Berth load: 150 tonne displacement vessel berthing at a maximum of 0.3 m/s at a maximum approach angle of 15°
  • Stack load: 1500 kg/m²
  • Vehicle load: M18 standard load.

Fuelling facility

There is diesel and unleaded petrol fuelling facility available on the nearby Molfetta Quay. This service is provided by Baileys Marine Fuels Australia and a fuel card is required. 
Phone: 1300 224 539
Email: baileys@ampol.com.au

Boat lifting and boat stacking

A professional boat lifting and maintenance service is operated by Blue HQ Fremantle Boat Lifters, located on Mews Road. An outdoor dry boat stack operation for vessels up to 12m in length is operated by Blue HQ Boat Park. A premium indoor dry boat storage facility for vessels up to 10.36m in length is operated by The Boathouse.

Parking

There is paid parking available managed by the City of Fremantle, as well 273 free bays on Capo D'Orlando Drive for the use of penholders,

Flare disposal

Flare disposal is available nearby at the DoT Marine Operations Centre, 14 Capo D'Orlando Drive, South Fremantle. Find out more about flare disposal locations.

Waterway, harbour basin and entrance channel

Entrance channel has a minimum depth of 3.6 metres.
Latitude: -32.062 S Longitude: 115.742 E
 

Boat pens

Lengths Services

Options include:

  • 6x 11m pens
  • 21x 12m pens
  • 64x 15m pens
  • 33x 18m pens
  • 68x 20m pens
  • 4x 22m pens
  • 6x 24m pens
  • 1x 30m pens
  • 1x 35m pens
  • 2x 40m pens
  • 1x 20m multihull pen
  • 2x 15m multihull pens
Single and three phase power, water, fire services, parking, secure access gate, secure storage shed, oil spill kit, and CCTV.

Fees

See below for current fees at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Fixed and floating pens are charged per metre of pen length. The fixed and floating 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

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $487.20
Fixed pen with walkway $556.80
Floating alongside berth $696.00
Floating pen with walkway $696.00

3 months or more per month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $44.45
Fixed pen with walkway $50.80
Floating alongside berth $63.50
Floating pen with walkway $63.50

1 month

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $73.10
Fixed pen with walkway $83.50
Floating alongside berth $104.40
Floating pen with walkway $104.40

1 week

Fee type Fee
Fixed pen without walkway $21.90
Fixed pen with walkway $25.05
Floating alongside berth $31.30
Floating pen with walkway $31.30

Other facility fees

Fee type Fee
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

Service jetty fees

There are fees and conditions for use for service jetties and wharves at DoT managed maritime facilities.
Find out more about service jetty and wharf fees.

  Apply for a boat pen or harbour mooring

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.

  Things to do at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

There is plenty to see and do at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Here are some ideas for your next visit:

  • Follow one of the harbour walking trails. Download the map below.
  • Pay homage to ACDC legend Bon Scott taking in his memorial.
  • Stroll the boardwalks and admire the public art.
  • Cast a fishing line from the breakwaters.
  • Cycle around the harbour.
  • Swim at Bathers Beach.
  • Take a break at the harbour piazza.
  • Order some fish and chips or book a table at one of the great restaurants. 
  • Discover local maritime history at the nearby WA Shipwrecks Museum.
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour visitor website

Useful resources

DoT has several resources to help you stay safe when out on the water.

Deckee

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.

Boating safety

We provide a range of boating safety information on safety equipment, boating rules and marine radios and distress calls.

Nautical charts

DoT publishes nautical charts of the WA coastline for use by recreational and commercial vessels.

See Gregory to Perth nautical charts.

Boating guides

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.

Commercial charter operators

For information on operating your commercial charter vessels from Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour (lower public boardwalk only) or Barrack Street Jetties, contact DoT’s contracted Property Manager, McGees Property. 
Telephone: 9476 2000 
Email: admin@per.mcgees.com.au

Commercial vessel code of conduct

The Commercial Charter Vessel Code of Conduct has been developed in Partnership with Marine Tourism WA, DoT and the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

The Code covers the Swan Canning Riverpark and the Metropolitan Coastline from Port Kennedy to Two Rocks.

The Code clearly outlines roles and responsibilities of various agencies involved in the regulation of commercial charter industry vessels.

Contact us

To find out more, contact the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour office on 08 9431 1020 or ffbh@transport.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: Mon Feb 19 2024 8:58:51 AM