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Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a tourism precinct that also caters to both recreational and commercial fishing vessels. It contains about 200 commercial and recreational pens, fuelling and maintenance facilities, 5 jetties and 3 wharves.

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour location

Coast cam

The image above is captured from a web cam located on the roof of the control tower located at the entrance of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

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  Plan your Fremantle boating trip

Download our boating guide and check the weather forecast before heading out on the water. Find out more about boating safety and planning your trip.

MAC_G_Boating_SwanCanningRiver.pdf icon Swan Canning Riverpark: Boating guide Kb
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Fremantle forecast
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Check the weather before you go out on the water

  Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour facilities

MAC_FS_Fremantle_Fishing_Boat_Harbour.pdf icon Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour (Fact sheet) Kb
MAC-G-Fishing-Boat-Harbour-Fremantle-About.pdf icon Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour information Kb
MAC-P-FremantleFBH_VAP.pdf icon Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour: Vessel accommodation plan Kb
MAC_P_Fremantle_FBH_Board_Walk_Licence_Application_Package_2013.pdf icon Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Boardwalk licence application package (2013) Kb
MAC_G_ElectGasInsurance.pdf icon Electrical, gas and insurance requirements: Transport operated maritime facilities Kb
MAC_PO_LiveOnboard.pdf icon Live onboard policy Kb

  Harbour experiences

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a Western Australian tourism icon and people from throughout the world are attracted to its unique history.

As a working harbour the fishing fleet provides the perfect backdrop for families to enjoy casual fish and chips, watch the sun set from the onsite brewery or indulge at one of the restaurants.

The endless activities and the self-contained accommodation make Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour the perfect place to take a break or visit.

Great ideas for your next harbour experience:

  • 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 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. Visit the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour website to find out more.
MAC_M_Fremantle_Boat_Harbour_Walking_Map.pdf icon Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour walking trail Kb
External Link Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

  Project: Fremantle FBH Jetty 2 redevelopment

The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour (FFBH) Jetty 2 Redevelopment project replaced the existing fixed Jetty 2 structure with a modern floating pontoon system.

For more information visit the Fremantle FBH Jetty 2 redevelopment page.

  Mooring/pen availability and contacts

Boating pens promotion
Boating pens promotion

Boat pens are available at Department of Transports metropolitan and regional boating facilities providing a secure, convenient option to easily access your favourite boating destination.

The Department of Transport has vacant pens available in metropolitan areas such as Fremantle and Two Rocks Marina, as well as regional areas including the Mid-West, South West and Great Southern.

Pens range in size from 8 to 25 metres. Having your own pen will provide you with a safe and convenient facility for your boat with secure access giving you more time on the water.

For information relating to fees and charges applying to pens, please refer to the Schedule of maritime facilities fees and charges (2019/2020).

Wait lists

The Department of Transport manages boat harbours and other maritime facilities for small craft around the state. Vessel accommodation offered at each maritime facility is different, and may include pens, swing or pile moorings, or a mix of both. There will usually be different size pens or moorings available at each facility, catering for vessels from six metres upwards.

Vessel accommodation is always in high demand. Where the number of pens/moorings available is not sufficient to satisfy demand, the DoT maritime facility maintains a waiting list.

Facilities that may have a wait list

  • Bunbury, Casuarina Boat Harbour moorings.
  • Bunbury, Casuarina Boat Harbour pens.
  • Exmouth boating facility.
  • Fremantle Challenger Harbour.
  • Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
  • Geraldton boating facility.
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Members of the public who wish to be considered for a long term (annual) vacancy in the pen/mooring system when one becomes available are able to put their name on the wait list.

Wait list process

  1. If you would like to be on a wait list for a pen or mooring please contact us via the application form below.
  2. You will be assigned a wait list number. (example: CBH 001)
  3. Once a suitable pen/mooring is available, you will be contacted in writing by the Department. You will be given two-weeks to respond.
  4. If you do not respond within the two week period your name will automatically come off the wait list. You will need to re-apply to go on the wait list again.
  5. You will get a maximum of two offers within a year. If you decline both offers, your name will be removed from the wait list.
MAC_P_PenMoorings_BunburyCasuarinaBH_Waitlist.pdf icon Casuarina Bunbury Boat Harbour wait list Kb
MAC_F_ApplyPenMooringWaitlist.pdf icon How to apply for a pen or mooring wait list (application form) Kb

Need to come off the wait list?

If you are on a wait list, but have acquired a pen or mooring elsewhere, please notify the wait list facility and ask to have your name removed.

Mooring/pen contacts

Region Facility Office location Phone contact Email contact
Gascoyne Carnarvon Small Boat Harbour Department of Transport, Gascoyne, Harbour Road Carnarvon WA 6701 (08) 9216 8230 Email
Gascoyne Exmouth Boating Facility Department of Transport, 21 Maidstone Crescent Exmouth WA 6707 (08) 9216 8220 Email
Goldfields/Esperance Bandy Creek Boat Harbour, Esperance Department of Transport, Goldfields Esperance, Unit 4/35 Brookman Street Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (08) 9216 8099 Email
Great Southern Albany Waterfront Marina Department of Transport, Great Southern, Suite 2, 178 Stirling Terrace Albany WA 6330 (08) 9216 8520 Email
Great Southern Emu Point Boat Harbour, Albany   (08) 9216 8520 Email
Metropolitan Challenger Boat Harbour   (08) 9431 1020 Email
Metropolitan Two Rocks Marina Hillarys Boat Harbour, Level 1 Southside Drive Hillarys WA 6025 (08) 6241 5503 Email
Mid West Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton   (08) 9216 8170 Email
Mid West Jurien Bay Boat Harbour Department of Transport, Mid West, 65 Chapman Road, Geraldton WA 6530 (08) 9216 8170 Email
Mid West Kalbarri Maritime Facility   (08) 9216 8170 Email
Southwest Augusta Boat Harbour Department of Transport, South West, 24 Wellington Street Bunbury WA 6231 (08) 9216 8200 Email
Southwest Casuarina Boat Harbour, Bunbury   (08) 9216 8200 Email

  Maritime facilities: schedule of fees and charges (2020/2021)

In recognition of the current economic environment DoT has not increased vessel accommodation fees in 2020-21, and invoicing for vessel accommodation will reflect 2019-20 charges.  For further information regarding fees and charges applying from 1 July 2020 at DoT maritime facilities, please refer to the documents below.

MAC_G_Fees_MaritimeFacilities2021.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_Fees_FAQ_MaritimeFacilities2021.pdf icon Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges – Frequently Asked Questions (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_UseDoTJettyWharf2021.pdf icon Use of DoT service jetties and wharves (2020/2021) Kb
MAC_G_VesselAccommTypes2021.pdf icon Vessel accommodation types (2020/2021) Kb

The 'Maritime facilities: Schedule of marine fees and charges' document contains fees and vessel accommodation information on numerous DoT managed facilities, including the following;

  • Ferry licence fees.
  • Fuel wharfage fees.
  • General notes.
  • Jetty and mooring area licence fees.
  • Statewide fees.

  Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group Inc.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
PO Box 334,
Fremantle WA 6959
(08) 9335 1332 Email

  Fremantle historical tide and wave data

Historical tide data

The table below shows the dates and times during which tide data was collected for Fremantle.


Time is presented according to the 24-hour clock.

Start year Start date Start time End year End date End time
1977 2 February 15:45 1977 31 October 10:00
1978 29 March 00:00 1978 11 April 00:00
1978 12 June 11:15 1978 19 December 14:30
1986 19 November 08:15 1986 31 December 23:45
1987 26 March 16:00 1987 21 April 20:35
1987 28 April 17:00 1987 11 June 15:30
1987 1 January 00:00 1987 17 July 00:30
1987 17 August 09:45 1987 31 December 23:45
1988 16 April 10:30 1988 28 June 13:00
1988 6 July 05:15 1988 11 July 21:30
1988 18 July 06:00 1988 19 July 14:30
1988 8 January 09:30 1988 29 December 07:00
1988 29 December 07:30 1989 31 December 23:45
1990 1 January 00:00 1990 31 December 23:45
1991 1 January 00:00 1991 31 December 23:45
1992 1 January 00:00 1992 28 December 21:30
1992 28 July 12:45 1992 6 August 14:15
1993 13 January 13:45 1993 31 December 08:00
1993 21 December 14:30 1993 31 December 23:45
1994 1 January 00:00 1994 31 December 23:45
1995 1 January 00:00 Present

Historical wave data

The table below shows the dates during which wave data was collected at various locations around Fremantle.

Legend: A = Analogue, D = Digital

Location No. Depth Latitude (S) Longitude (E) Installed Removed Format
1 7 metres 32° 03' 44" 115° 43' 28" 05/06/1974 24/02/1975 A

  Cockburn Sound historical wave data

Historical wave data

The table below shows the dates during which wave data was collected at various locations around Cockburn Sound.

Legend: A = Analogue, D = Digital

Location No. Depth Latitude (S) Longitude (E) Installed Removed Format
53 14 metres 32° 06' 28" 115° 41' 30" 26/02/2008 07/10/2014

  Tide predictions and resources

Find out about annual tide predictions at various locations along Western Australia's coast.

MAC_P_TidesComb2020.pdf icon 2020: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2019.pdf icon 2019: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2018.pdf icon 2018: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2017.pdf icon 2017: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2016.pdf icon 2016: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2015.pdf icon 2015: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2014.pdf icon 2014: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb

Bureau of Meteorology resources

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) offers a range of tide related information:

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Interactive tide map
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature and currents
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature analysis
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): The wind across Australia

  About the weather and wave information on this page

All information is provided to the public subject to the Department of Transport's disclaimer, privacy, copyright and conditions of use policy.


Weather information is gathered from the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Wave information

The wave climate at any location can be, and usually is, a combination of sea and swell and is often referred to as the total wave.

The graphs provide information on sea waves and swell waves. They are updated as near to real-time as possible.

The near real-time wave data is downloaded from recording sites and graphics created for the web using software developed by Tremarfon Pty Ltd.

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Terminology
External Link Marine Safety Tasmania: MetEye - Weather forecasting tool from the BOM (video)

  Commercial Charter 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 including DoT, DBCA the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries and WA Water Police. 


MAC_Charter_Vessel_Code_of_Conduct_2019.pdf icon Commercial Charter Vessel Code of Conduct Kb


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