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Queens Baton Relay

The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Fremantle as the baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 4 April 2018. Setting off in Australia on Monday 25 December 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days to connect with as many people as possible in every state and territory. The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the entire Commonwealth. The Games are declared officially open when the message is read aloud. The Baton will arrive in Fremantle by sea from Bathers Bay onto Bathers Beach before it sets off through the streets of Fremantle. Join Mayor Brad Pettitt on the boardwalk at Bathers Beach to mark this momentous occasion with a traditional Welcome to Country and live music. 11:30am until 1:00pm – A free community celebration will take place at Bathers Beach including a Welcome to Country, live music from The Lost Quays and interviews with some of the baton bearers. 12:45pm – Arrival of the baton from Rottnest at Bather’s Beach 1:00pm to 2:30pm – The baton will leave Bathers Beach and travel through the streets of Fremantle carried by the baton bearers, through Norfolk Street, South Terrace, High Street, Cliff Street, Phillimore Street, ending at Princess May Park on Adelaide Street. To see the baton’s full route please visit www.gc2018.com/qbr See attached for route and batonbearers. Road closures in Fremantle on Saturday 24th February, 2018: Mews Road will be closed to traffic between 12:30 and 1:30pm South Terrace and intersecting streets including Norfolk Street, Norfolk Lane, Essex Street, Collie Street, Nairn Street and Bannister Street will be closed to traffic between 1:00 and 2:00pm High Street, Phillimore Street and intersecting streets including Packenham Street, Henry Street, Mouat Street and Cliff Street will be closed to traffic between 1:30 and 2:30pm Traffic management will be in place to direct traffic on Queen and Adelaide Streets between 2:00 and 2:30pm The Phillimore Street entrance to Fremantle Port will be closed between 1:00pm and 2:30pm, however all port traffic including ferry passengers, will still be able to access the port via gate 2 on Beach Street (near Officeworks) along Peter Hughes Drive during this time. Carpark closures in Fremantle on Saturday 24th February, 2018: Carparks at the far end of Mews Road in front of Be.Serviced apartments will be closed from 6:00am to 2:00pm All other carparks in Mews Road including 6 Molfetta Quays, 35 Mews Road, car parks on both sides of Kailis Fish Market, 34 Mews Road and 38 Mews Road will be closed from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Cars remaining in these car parks at the commencement of the road closures must remain parked for the duration of the closure. Carpark 2 will be closed from 6:00am to 3:00pm Little High Street and Captains Lane carparks in the West End will be closed from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Cars remaining in these car parks at the commencement of the road closures must remain parked for the duration of the closure. For more information visit https://www.gc2018.com/qbr#gc2018-qbr-parent-map

FreOFit | Booyembarra Park

Kick start 2018 by joining us at Fre-O-Fit. Fre-O-Fit is a free six week outdoor group exercise program which will improve your health and fitness while having fun in a supportive community setting. Each session will be run by a fully qualified trainer and is suitable for all ages and abilities, so whether you can run a marathon or can't remember the last time you reach your toes come along and get involved. 

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FreOFit | Bruce Lee Oval

Kick start 2018 by joining us at Fre-O-Fit. Fre-O-Fit is a free six week outdoor group exercise program which will improve your health and fitness while having fun in a supportive community setting. Every session will be run by a fully qualified trainer and is suitable for all ages and abilities, so whether you can run a marathon or can't touch your toes come along and get involved.

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FreOFit | Samson Park

Kick start 2018 by joining us at Fre-O-Fit. Fre-O-Fit is a free six week outdoor group exercise program which will improve your health and fitness while having fun in a supportive community setting. Every session will be run by a fully qualified trainer and is suitable for all ages and abilities, so whether you can run a marathon or can't touch your toes come along and get involved.

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The Writer's Block (Songwriter's Showcase)

The Fremantle Writer's Block is a monthly singer-songwriter showcase proudly supported by Clancy's. With six artists from Fremantle and beyond performing in a round robin style, it's a whole night full of great song's plus some impromptu collaboration. Follow the Facebook page to check out this month's lineup. 

#MyFreoStory is your Freo story

We all have a Freo story. From the locals raised in the port city, to the live music lovers or Sunday brunch devotees on the strip, locals and visitors alike have a story to share about Freo. And so #MyFreoStory video competition was born. In early 2016, the #MyFreoStory competition was launched to encourage people to tell their own Freo story, with 40 very unique and heartfelt videos submitted. This included a day in the life of local Freo dog, following a unicyclist’s journey around town to the home of WA Circus, watching a time-lapse artist weave a large red basket around themselves in prominent Fremantle landmarks and Freo-inspired sea shanty “Fremantle, The Pride of WA”.  After much deliberation, 9 entries were shortlisted to determine the overall winner, Shakey’s Story. The first #MyFreoStory winning entry by Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith depicted the moving true story of a local artist and his strong connection to the Freo art scene and local music legend Bon Scott. We asked the producer Oliver Oldroyd what motivated him and his cousin to enter “We love living here in Freo. There's such a good creative vibe and it's great to be part of it. We love making films and it was also important for us to get Shakey’s name out there and get him recognised for the talented artist he is.” Another entry by a 16 year old student from Perth Modern School, Radheya Jegatheva was “My Journey Through Freo”, voted on the youtube.com/fremantlestory as the best film in our people’s choice category. This young film maker gave us a view of all the things he loves in Freo by filming on his mum’s iPhone. We asked Radheya what motivated him to enter “A bit of everything to be honest, but one of the main messages that I wanted to convey through my video was that Freo is a city that can cater for all sorts of people of all ages - and that there was so much to do and so much to see.” After viewing all of last year’s great films we couldn’t get enough, so in late March we launched the second 2017 #MyFreoStory video competition and are waiting in anticipation for the new stories. If you want to check out last year’s films or submit your own #MyFreoStory video visit fremantlestory.com.au/myfreostory. Competition closes 22 May 2017.

Free-wheeling Fremantle | E Bikes R Us

Free-wheeling Fremantle is a free bike hire service suitable for adults and youth that operates from E Bikes R Us at the E Shed on Victoria Quay. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area allowing riders to explore the city at their own leisurely pace. Fremantle is an easy city to explore by bike. Dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city and shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River make it easy for cyclists to move around. Although Fremantle is built on a series of hills, the most interesting parts of the city and the popular…


Free events

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great day out in Freo. There is always something spontaneous happening on the street and many Fremantle activities and events you can enjoy for free. Visit Fremantle during one of the great festivals and experience the buzzing atmosphere of busking, street performers and parades. Call into the museums and see some of the free exhibitions or browse the beautiful art exhibitions in Fremantle’s best galleries and studio’s.