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Fremantle Prison


Fremantle Prison, originally known as The Convict Establishment, is one of Western Australia???s premier heritage tourism attractions. In August 2010 the Prison became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites . It is curren... view more info

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Hours: 9am-5pm 7 days. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.


Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.

Visitors can step inside and do time with Fremantle Prison???s experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the Prison to explore a one kilometre labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on an underground Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the Prison's history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour.

Bookings are essential for Tunnels Tours and Torchlight Tours.

Open to the public 7 days a week from 10.00am until 5.00pm, late on Wednesday and Friday evenings (the Prison is closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

Parking and bathroom facilities are available for people with disabilities. As not all areas of the Prison are accessible by wheelchairs, discounted rates are offered to people with mobility disabilities. Free entry for carers on presentation of companion cards.

Accepted concession cards include- Seniors Card, Pensioner Card, Student Card, Backpacker Card (YHA, VIP, Nomads, Peter Pan). Concession rates are available for holders of valid and current concession cards. All concession cards must be presented at the Prison to be eligible for concession prices. Any adult seeking a concession must be the main beneficiary of the concession card. If cards are not presented on arrival the balance will need to be paid before commencement of the tour.
Carers admitted free of charge on presentation of valid Companion Cards. Discount Vouchers are not excepted at the Visitor Centres, these bookings need to be made direct with the Fremantle Prison

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

All tour tickets are non-transferable or refundable.
Please be advised that the Torchlight Tour is not recommended for children under 10 years of age.
Please see below for Tunnels Tour conditions:
* You will be alcohol breath tested and must register below the legal driving limit of 0.05
*Tour not suitable for those who are scared of heights or are claustrophobic (scared of tight or confined spaces).
* Boots will be provided however you must bring your own socks
* Long hair must be tied back
* You must have a reasonable level of fitness.
*All participants must meet physical weight requirements: Min 40kg; Max 140kg and fit safety equipment
*Participants must have the ability to climb independently and understand the tour conditions
*Children aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult (over +18). Students who are 16 or 17 can complete the tour without an adult as long as they have a declaration form co-signed by a parent/guardian aged +18.

*When booking the Tunnel tour please provide the names of each tour participant.


1 The Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia


Centrally located on The Terrace, it is two minutes walk from the Fremantle Markets and Cappuccino Strip.



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Very interesting and informative
We really enjoyed Fremantle prison tour, and being Irish it made it that extra bit special to understand our routes in WA. Our guide was lovely and very informative. nothing was rushed and everyone's questions were answered. Our group was made up of adults of all ages, children and a few non-English speaking visitors, all of which were accommodated for. I would defiantly recommend a visit.

Good tours
It is a great place to go visit if you are interested in that. There is a small area that you can view before needing to pay. Have done 2 tours so far and have been pleased with them both.

Don't miss out
Walking around old Freemantle is a great experience. Be sure to stop and see the Freemantle Prison. It's Western Australia's only World Heritage Site. This is where the really bad prisoners were sent, on the other side of Australia. Perth developed as the stop one day's travel up the Swan River from Freemantle to the valley where they grew their food. It's a dramatic setting and a neat stop. But so is all of Freemantle and its setting.