Fremantle Recycling Centre – An amusing quick guide video

The Fremantle Recycling Centre just keeps getting better. You can drop off unwanted junk, including mattresses, appliances, batteries, clothing, gas bottles, e-waste and more!

Waste and Recycling in Freo over the Christmas Break

I have had a few questions about Christmas waste and recycling in Fremantle.

Monday (today’s) waste collection will remain the same. Tuesday to Thursday collections will be collected one day later over the Christmas/new year fortnight (i.e. bins normally collected on a Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday etc).

The Montreal Street recycling centre will also be open the usual hours this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday if your recycling bin is overflowing post-Christmas.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.  I hope you have a lovely, relaxing break.


Last “From the council chambers” for 2018

From the Freo Council Chambers November 2018

Disability Awareness Week activities in Freo

The facilities and services offered by the City of Fremantle to support people with disability will be showcased during Disability Awareness Week this week.

Today is the 2018 International Day of People with Disability, with the theme of ‘empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’.

The City’s Access and Inclusion Officer Rachael Funch said it was important to highlight the challenges faced by people with disability in their everyday lives.

“One in five people in Australia, almost 4 million people, have a disability and this proportion is increasing with an ageing population,” Ms Funch said.

“People with disability purchase consumer goods, have jobs, go on holidays, access information and contribute to society in the same way that people without disability do.

“The only difference is that often people with disability come up against significant barriers while trying to do the things that many of us take for granted.

“Through our Access and Inclusion Plan, the City is committed to making continual improvements to ensure that buildings, facilities, services, events, information and employment opportunities are available to all community members – including people with disability.”

The City of Fremantle’s Disability Awareness Week events started on the weekend with a Disabled Surfers Association of Australia ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ event at Leighton Beach.

Tomorrow afternoon there will be a tour highlighting all the accessibility features at the Fremantle Leisure Centre, which include a mobile chair hoist for all pools, a changing place, disabled toilets and ACROD parking.

The tour will be followed by a free swim and afternoon tea.

On Thursday morning the City will join with Fishability to host a ‘come and try’ fishing session at the Fremantle Sailing Club.

Fishability is a not for profit association formed in 2003 that delivers programs and activities designed to enable people with disability experience the joy of fishing.

The week will conclude on Friday with Dance for Parkinson’s classes at DADAA in the Old Boys School on Adelaide Street.

For more information visit the Access and Inclusion page of the City of Fremantle website.

A Very Special and Very Long Table Dinner

It was a very special and very long table dinner in Fremantle last night.

It was the best of Freo all for a very good cause in aiming to raise $100k for St Pats. It really was huge with:

  •  1,200 three-course Christmas Dinners
  •  Almost ½ kilometre of dining table
  •  An army of more than 200 volunteers
  •  Over 100 businesses contributed goods or services to the event
  •  Over 40 street performers and roving Circus stars brought to you by Circus WA
  •  Moore and Moore Christmas Markets along Henry St with 50 festive craft stalls, food and beverages


Well done to everyone involved in making this happen!

Fremantle an age-friendly city

The City of Fremantle has been recognised for its efforts to become an age-friendly city by taking out the Age Friendly Local Government category at the 2018 WA Seniors Awards.

The WA Seniors Awards, presented by the Council on the Ageing (WA) in partnership with the state government recognise individuals, local governments and businesses for their community contributions.

The awards were presented at a ceremony on Saturday as the culmination to Seniors Week.

Positive Ageing Officer Kay Raymond said she was humbled and honoured to accept the award on behalf of the City of Fremantle.

“Fremantle’s vision is to be a place where locals enjoy a high level of health and wellbeing and where there are opportunities to participate in decisions that are transparent and inclusive,” Ms Raymond said.

“It’s by listening to the lived experiences of people over 55 that we learn what can be done to empower individuals as they age, so they can live independently and vibrantly in our communities.”

The City of Fremantle is recognised by the World Health Organisation and is a member of the Global Network for Age Friendly Cities and Communities.

The City’s focal point for encouraging social participation among older people is the Wanjoo Welcome Lounge – a dedicated space for over 55s to engage in free activities offered by paid tutors.

The City also offers positive ageing forums covering topics ranging from housing options and financial counselling to cybercrime, as well as regular free ‘Come and Try’ activities, weekly courses, a social walking group and one-on-one computer tuition.

Services offered to seniors by the City include a home collection service for selected unwanted household items, weekly book deliveries and free beach wheelchairs at South Beach and Bathers Beach.

Seniors also get discounted rates at the Fremantle Leisure Centre, which offers specialised fitness programs for over 55s. The Leisure Centre pool has ramps for ease of access, and the water is heated between 32–34 degrees to assist in the relief of arthritic and muscle soreness.

The City also has a dedicated access and inclusion policy to ensure information on services and facilities is readily available in a variety of formats, and facilities like age-friendly seats, access ramps and handrails are included in City of Fremantle projects.

For more information visit the Positive Ageing page on the City’s website.

 City of Fremantle Positive Ageing Officer Kay Raymond with the 2018 WA Seniors Award.