Commemorate Anzac Day 2018 in Fremantle


  • Dawn Service: 5.50 am at Monument Hill War Memorial.
  • North Fremantle service: 9.00 am at Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Park.
  • March and Closing Ceremony: 10.15 am step off from Fremantle Esplanade Reserve.
  • 2018 Portrait Photography: 7.00-11.30 am at Fremantle Esplanade Reserve.


Be Part of the 18th International Cities Town Centres Communities Conference in Freo

I am very excited that the Fremantle is hosting the 18th International Cities Town Centres Communities Conference

This is shaping up to be a really exciting program with some excellent speakers already lined up and now you can get involved.

ICTC 2018 has now put out a “Call for Speakers” that is closing soon.

If you would like to be part of it submit your abstract by  Mon 16 April!

The ICTC Society is looking for a variety of presentations incorporating the conference theme: Progressive Cities, Innovative + Authentic + Connected that include the latest trends, case studies and projects from a variety of different sized cities, towns and places.

You can submit here and read the conditions etc

The latest keynote speaker to be announced is Ed McMahon from the Urban Land Institute & Chair of the National Mainstreet Centre in the  USA.  For a taste of what he will have to say check out:

Revealed this weekend at Fremantle Art Centre

Revealed is the premier event which brings together Aboriginal artists from 25 remote and regional WA Aboriginal Art Centres, alongside independent and metropolitan artists, for a program of public talks, a bustling art market and exhibition. Don’t miss this amazing program of events 4–7 April at Fremantle Art Centre

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival. Only Two more Sleeps !

Inaugural Woylie Festival starts today

Celebrated storytellers and artists Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Kim Scott are among the featured writers to be appearing at the first Aboriginal Australian Kids Story Festival in Fremantle this Easter.

Presented by Paper Bird Children’s Books and Arts in partnership with the City of Fremantle, this free event showcases Aboriginal stories through book displays, writer and illustrator presentations, exhibitions of artwork, oral storytelling, dance, song and film.

Also known as the Woylie Festival, the event will run from today Tuesday 27 March until Tuesday 3 April in the Moores Building and courtyard area at 42–46 Henry Street, Fremantle.

The festival’s artistic director Cassie Lynch said the Whadjuk people, on whose traditional land the festival will take place, refer to Fremantle as Walyalup, meaning place of the woylie.

“I take great pride in knowing that the hundreds of children attending our school sessions will be hearing ancestral stories of the land they are standing on,” Ms Lynch said.

“In gathering some of Australia’s best Aboriginal storytellers in one place I hope to spark new collaborations and encourage emerging Noongar writers and illustrators to get their work into print.”

The festival is open to all ages, and parents and educators are encouraged to join younger readers and story-lovers in celebrating Fremantle’s Aboriginal stories. Theresa Walley and Kim Scott are both festival patrons.

It opens tomorrow with the 3-day school program, where over 500 school children will hear stories and participate in collective artwork with Aboriginal writers and illustrators.

The public program opens on Friday with Family Stories Day, featuring a Welcome to Country, stories, dance and music.

For program details and more information visit the Fremantle Story website.

Hilton Harvest Twilight Concert on this Saturday

Field of the Unwanted

Field of the Unwanted is an emerging installation by Chris Williams and Green Brigade. It is an unconventional garden calling attention to the undesirable and unwelcome. Rove through the garden plots with our custodians as they unpack the uses and non-uses of the Field’s cultivated weed varieties.

8 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle (map)
Thur 22 Feb, 5pm – 7.30pm. 

Arrive anytime during opening hours. Roving begins every 2 minutes.

Field of the Unwanted is commissioned as part of our Know Thy Neighbour #2 program and presented in partnership with DADAA.