Parks and Reserves Hire

The Town of East Fremantle has a number of beautiful parks and reserves, that are popular locations for wedding ceremonies and children's parties, and we encourage our community to use and enjoy them. 

Please remember that the Town will endeavour to accommodate your booking request, but the final decision will be at Town's discretion.

Applications for a booking or hire are only required when:

  • Use of the space to the exclusion of the general public,
  • A gathering of more than 40 persons is expected,
  • Amplified music will be played
  • Liquor is to be consumed 
  • A building or structure will be erected (such as a bouncy castle or marquee or similar) here is the info sheet,
  • A petting zoo will be installed for the party.

Please also note that all events held in the Town, including those run and organised by Council, must be done in compliance with the Town's Sustainable Events Policy.

If you are planning an event that includes any of the items listed above, then we need you to submit a booking application.  Your application must be submitted at least 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to the date of the booking using the Reserves Booking Form. The completed form can be submitted to the Town of East Fremantle in person at 135 Canning Highway East Fremantle, by post to PO Box 1097 Fremantle 6959 or via email

Upon approval of your booking request, a confirmation letter will be provided. The Town will not accept another event booking in that location, on the same day, however please be aware that booking a location for a particular date does not grant you exclusive use of the park and/or reserve no restrictions of access to the area  for members of the public can be put in place at any time.

In addition, the Town has resolved that:

In the interests of reducing litter into the environment, Council bans the planned release of balloons within the Town of East Fremantle on all Town of East Fremantle owned public open space including parks, reserves and the East Fremantle foreshore. If balloons are used in conjunction with the hire of parks and reserves they are to be tied securely and removed at the conclusion of the hire period

Download the Reserves Booking Request Form

For more information please email or phone (08) 9339 9339.

Reserves available for Wedding Ceremonies

Merv Cowan Park

  • Angwin Street, East Fremantle (no toilets)
  • Hiring fee Full Day - $534.90
  • Hiring fee Half Day (AM or PM) $270.80
  • Hiring fee Per Hour $48.50

Locke Park

  • Fletcher Street, corner Moss Street, East Fremantle (no toilets)
  • Hiring fee Full Day - $534.90
  • Hiring fee Half Day (AM or PM) $270.80
  • Hiring fee Per Hour $48.50 

Reserves for Casual Hire for Children's birthday parties

Raceway Park

  • Richmond Circus, East Fremantle (no toilets)
  • Hiring fee is $48.50 per hour (GST inc)

Glasson Park

  • George Street, East Fremantle
  • Toilets 
  • Hiring fee is $48.50 per hour (GST inc)

    John Tonkin Reserve - conditions apply

    • Riverside Road, East Fremantle 
    • Hiring fee is $48.50 per hour (GST inc)
    • 3 hour parking only
    • Please contact the Town with regard to booking this reserve - 9339 9339

    Sumpton Green - conditions apply

    • Fletcher Street, East Fremantle 
    • Hiring Fee is $48.50 per hour (GST inc)
    • Please contact the Town with regard to booking this facility.
    • Parking for this facility is available on Moss Street.
    • Please note that the redevelopment of the oval is not expected to be completed until approximately March 2024.  Although work is not actively taking place on the weekends, the Town is unable to guarantee a dust/dirt free environment during this time.

    Conditions of Hire for all Bookings

    • Alcohol and formal catering are not permitted, unless authorised by the Town of East Fremantle.
    • The use of paper confetti is not permitted, however compostable confetti may be approved.
    • Motor vehicles are not permitted to be driven on the park.
    • Non fixed decorations may be used, but are to be removed on conclusion of the event.
    • Any balloons to be used must be tied securely and removed on conclusion of the hire period. The Town of East Fremantle does not support the planed release of balloons.
    • No restrictions on access by members of the public
    • No part of the reserve can be roped off for your exclusive use.
    • Parking of vehicles must comply with signage and the East Fremantle Parking Local Laws.
    • No camel rides permitted.
    • No tent pegs, star pickets or other such spikes are to be used 

    Use of Bouncy Castle in Reserves

    If you want a Bouncy Castle on a town of East Fremantle Reserve, you must seek permission required in writing when the booking application is submitted. You must provide the following:

    • The hiring companies Certificate of Currency of Public Liability Insurance to cover the date of hire
    • A copy of WorkSafe Registration / Class 1 Certification of the Bouncy Castle

    Please note that Bouncy castle must supply their own power and can only be weighed down with sand bags

    Commercial Recreational Outdoor Training

    To conduct a commercial recreation activity at any of our parks, you must apply and be approved for a commercial recreation permit.

    Find out more about the permit and how to apply below: 

    Fact Sheet and Application Form Commercial Recreational Outdoor Training 

    Please submit your application by email to