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Transform your public speaking confidence

One of the best ways to build your confidence is to do public speaking.  One of the best ways to start your public speaking journey is by joining Fremantle Quaynote Toastmasters. We meet every Monday evening from 6 pm - 7.30 pm at the Fremantle Bowls Club, with supper to follow. Come to your first meeting for free to find out what it's all about.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/242039039618528/

ANZAC Day 2018

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia commemorates the ANZAC Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. The City of Fremantle is proud to support and host a number of events in 2018 and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces.

ANZAC Day 2018 Dawn Service

Join us for a moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill from 5:50 am, Wednesday 25th April 2018. Two large screens will be installed behind the monument, with a third screen installed further down the hill on the High Street side of the reserve so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph. Expected conclusion of the service is approximately 6:30am. REGISTRATION DETAILS For those who wish to lay a wreath during the service, it is very important that you register your attendance so that the City’s events team can include you in…

ANZAC Day 2018 Portrait Photography

This year on ANZAC Day the Esplanade Reserve will again house a pop-up professional photography booth where all are invited to have their portrait taken and printed on the spot ready to take home. Photographer Monica Defendi will be providing this free service from 7.00 am until 11.30 am, offering a professional backdrop, photography environment and on the spot 5x7 inch prints. Dress your best to show your support for the men and women who have served our country. We encourage people to wear medals of loved ones to have them included in the photograph. All are welcome to utilise…

ANZAC Day 2018 North Fremantle Service

Gather around Fremantle's first war memorial and join members of the Fremantle City and Bicton-Palmyra RSLs along with the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club and students from the North Fremantle Primary School in remembering our fallen. About 550 men out of a population of 4,000 from North Fremantle served overseas during World War I.  Just over 100 did not return and in 1921, a committee of the Mothers and Widows of those that had fallen was organised to raise funds for a memorial to their loved ones.  The site on the corner of the reserve next to the Town Hall…

ANZAC Day 2018 March and Closing Ceremony

Cheer on the marchers through the streets of Fremantle and follow the crowds back to the Esplanade for a closing ceremony. For those participating in the parade, assembly is at 9.45 am and step off is 10.15 am. The march route is as follows: Departing from the Esplanade Reserve along Marine Terrace, up Collie Street and left onto Pakenham Street, then right onto High Street, right at Market Street and along South Terrace, right down Essex Street and back along Marine Terrace to the Esplanade. The parade concludes at the Esplanade Reserve where a Closing Ceremony will take place at…

Fremantle RSL ANZAC Day Commemorations in the Park

"Bill Renton" Two-Up, "Jimmy Paton" Bar, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting Fairies, AFL Game and more.  The Fremantle City RSL Sub Branch is holding an ANZAC Day Commemoration in the Park Event at Esplanade Reserve, Marine Terrace, Fremantle from 11:30am to 16:30pm on ANZAC Day the 25th April 2018. The event will follow the Fremantle ANZAC Day Parade that will begin at 10:15am in Esplanade Reserve directly adjacent to our ANZAC Day Commemorations in the Park event, which will entail; The Freedom (Face Painting) Fairies (for the kids); A Bouncy Castle and Wacky Wagon (also for the kids); The “Jimmy Paton”…

1st Birthday Community Open Day

Join in the celebration of our 1st birthday in our award winning space on Douro Road, South Fremantle. 12.30pm - 1.30pm Complimentary Yoga class 2.00pm - 4.00pm Face Painting Food and Market Stalls Complimentary Spinal Checks Fairy 4.00pm - 4.30pm Kids Craft Workshop

Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

Kangaroo A LoveHate Story Fremantle Premiere

This ground breaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo ‘image’ is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and tourist souvenirs, yet as they hop across the vast continent many consider them pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined. Special community screening of KANGAROO A Love-Hate Story at Luna on SX.  Date: Mon 28th May  Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm  Buy tickets at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kangaroo-a-love-hate-story-fremantle-premiere-screening-tickets-44874982280?aff=efbeventtix https://www.facebook.com/events/159220148236951/ https://www.facebook.com/kangaroothemovie/http://kangaroothemovie.com

Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2018

From humble beginnings The Revelation Perth International Film Festival it is now a mainstay of the WA arts calendar, attracting over 13,000 patrons viewing over 200 international films. Revelation also includes industry discussion sessions, live music performances, masterclasses, visual art exhibitions, a kids program and an academic component. Rev doesn't try to be all things to all people, but does have something for everybody. If individuality and identity, passion and politics, creativity and conversation are important to you, then don’t miss the 2017 Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Our extended Fremantle program this year has a massive film program at Luna on SX including screenings for kids, Rev Music Days at Mojos and, in conjunction with The Fremantle Arts Centre the Semiconductor exhibition by UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. A fortnight of film music and art not to be missed. Revelation Perth International Film Festival5th - 18th July 2018 

Fremantle Ball 2018

Join us for another night of fun and dancing celebrating community spirit in Fremantle. Your night of fun and thrills will include: A delicious Fremantle inspired three course meal, local craft beer & West Australian fine wine Live music from Perth’s best party band, Darren Reid and the Soul City Groove Thrilling Live and Online Silent Auction with one-of-a-kind experiences and items And so, so much more… Book your table before 31st May, 2018 and receive an Early Bird Discount.   Funds raised from the Fremantle Ball will support the ongoing capacity fo the Fremantle Foundation. 6.30PM, Friday 3rd August 2018Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

Notre Dame Open Day

Discover the Notre Dame difference while exploring our Campus in Freo’s West End on Open Day. There will be delicious eats, live music, course advice and more!

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival

 As you wander through Fremantle in early January, make sure you listen carefully. You’ll hear the sweet sounds of one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, Martin Hayes and the echo back from his musical confidante, American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they capture the essence of traditional Irish music in a contemporary rhythm to uplift your spirits. Focus again and you’ll pick up the enchanting, rich melodious voice of gifted, Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke. If you know something about the hidden treasure spots of the West End, you might uncover the textured language of one of Ireland’s best loved poets, Tony Curtis.  There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival, commemorating a journey made 150 years ago by 62 Irish political prisoners – the Fenians. The Fenians were young men, between 19 and 30, who grew up in Ireland in a time of starvation, death and forced evictions - the years of the great famine. Having exhausted all attempts to gain self-government through political means, they decided to fight for independence and they staged a rising. Their plot was uncovered, they were arrested, sentenced for treason, exiled from their homeland and transported to Western Australia.  After spending months in solitary confinement, it was a bitter-sweet relief when they boarded the very last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, where they shared stories, organised concerts, wrote a newspaper called the Wild Goose, and looked out for each other. You might recognise the name Hougoumont, it’s that funky hotel in Bannister Street. There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival... They also dreamed of escape. The most famous of the Fenians, John Boyle O’Reilly did escape a year later, on an American whaler. He became the editor of a Boston newspaper and together with supporters in the US and Ireland, organised a crowd funding venture to purchase a whaler, the Catalpa, and rescue his mates from the bottom of the world, out of Fremantle Prison. It’s a big story and there’s a big festival to commemorate and celebrate it. As well as the concerts, there’ll be a family day at the Maritime Museum, art exhibitions, Irish film, literature workshops, remarkable stories and of course, the Guinness …plenty of it on tap at the Festival Gardens and Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse. But you won’t be sitting still, there’s music to get your feet tapping and a traditional Irish ceili dance with an Indian Ocean sunset as the backdrop. After 10 days of celebration and commemoration, you’ll have to get in quick to book a table at the primal food extravaganza and street party, the Feast of the Wild Goose, sponsored by Fremantle BID and supported by the Hougoumont Hotel and the Bannister St traders. This 150 year old story of valuing your culture and looking after your friends is the one we still strive for here in Fremantle. Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival | 5-14 January 2018


Community events

Fremantle has a great selection of community events for the whole family. There is also some great live music from local bands, dance classes, workshops and much more so make sure you check out our list of events to make sure you don’t miss some of the great local things to do in Fremantle.