Fremantle, WA

  • City Info
    City of Fremantle, WA

    Fremantle was the first area settled by the Swan River colonists in 1829.


    19 Kms South West of Perth

    Fremantle, WA CBD

    Fremantle central is a lively hub, pleasant, clean and very easy to get around.


    Jun to Aug
    10°C - 22°C

    Sep to Nov
    13°C - 25°C

    Dec to Feb
    18°C - 30°C

    Mar to May
    15°C - 25°C


    Western Standard Time (GMT +8 hours) all year around

    No Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed at beaches, sporting statium near childrens playgrounds, restaurants, bars,clubs and at the workplace. Smoking is prohibited in all Public transport including train platforms etc.

    Post Office

    Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    * Some Open Saturday: 9:00 am – 12 noon


    27,000 people


    Notes or Bills
    $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

    5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2 (odd cents rounded to the nearest 5¢)

    Education providers

    CRICOS registered institutions for international students: 1 Public Universities, 1 Private University, 2 University English Centres




    Mediterranean Climate


    Mon-Wed 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thu (suburbs) & Fri (CBD) 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


    Mon-Thu 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Some bank branches open Saturday morning 9:30 am – 12 noon

  • Explore
  • Transport

    Fremantle Airport

    Nearest airport in Perth (
    C 27 Kms approx. to CBD
    40 minutes (allow more time for peak traffic hours)

    Getting around

    It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Freemantle and nearby Perth including the bus, train, ferry and taxi. The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is get a Smartrider Card which you can use on trains and buses see .You can also purchase a ticket when boarding the bus or a train ticket from railway station. The closer your destination, the cheaper the fare is.

    Useful tips

    • Students doing VET (Vocational programs) and Higher Education (University courses) can obtain discount in public transport. Do check with the service provider is you are entitled for a discount and apply accordingly. If you are entitled to Student discount, carry your student ID card with you at all times.
    • If you are travelling late at night on weekends, find out if there is a night route that goes near your destination as some routes are not scheduled on weekends.
    • Disabled and elderly people as well as pregnant women have priority seating.
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke in public transport or in taxis.
    • Always make sure that you have your Smartrider Card topped up.

    Forms of transport

    For the bus, train and ferry the fare you pay for the trip depends on how far you travel (zones) and also the time of the day. Metropolitan fares apply to all areas within Perth, and are defined within Zones. Always keep a bus/train/ferry time table in your wallet see Or go to to download the app. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.


    is a healthy alternative for transport. When crossing a street, wait for the green pedestrian icon. Do not walk or run over a red pedestrian light.


    To cycle you must wear a helmet at all times and follow the road rules.


    Make sure you hail the bus so the driver stops to pick you up! Always touch on at the beginning of the trip and then off at the end of trip before you leave the bus.


    Each line has a distinctive colour in the map and on the screens at the station to help you find your way easily.


    Always wear a helmet. It is now required by law to have a special motorcycle license for models of a certain size. Check with The Department of Transport at


    We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. Check the road rules in this link If you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive.


    A safe mode of transportation in particular if you have been drinking after a party. You can pay the taxi fare with your credit card if you do not carry cash. Always ask for a receipt.

  • Hospitals


    International Students must go to Public Hospitals as their Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) does not cover expenses in private hospitals.

    Seeking Medical Assistance

    • Carry your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card with you at all times.
    • When visting the doctor, you will need to pay for their services (some doctors may bulk bill at no cost to you).
    • Keep all receipts so you can obtain reimbursement later.
    • All medical emergencies are covered by your Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC).
    • If you are unable to attend classes due to being sick, you should obtain a medical certificate from your doctor.
    Fremantle Hospital

    (08) 9431 3333
    Alma Street,Fremantle, WA 6160

  • Government Offices
    State Library


    Australian Taxation Office


    Residential Tenancy Authority


    Dept. of Immigration & Citizenship


    Fair Work Ombudsman


  • Emergency & Assistance

    How to make an International call:
    0011 + Country Code + City Code + Number
    If you don't know your country code, call 1225

    National Phone Codes

    (02) Sydney (NSW) & Canberra (ACT)

    (07) Brisbane & Gold Coast (QLD)

    (08) Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA) & Darwin (NT)

    (04) Mobile (Australia wide)

    (03) Melbourne (VIC) & Hobart (TAS)

    (13 or 1300) Local calls

  • Student Services Directory

    There are no Education providers yet in fremantle