Fremantle History Centre


The Fremantle History Centre is a source of historical information on Fremantle and East Fremantle. The collection includes biographical files, newspapers, council minutes and agendas, publications and maps and plans. 

The Fremantle History Centre (located at Fremantle Library) is open Monday to Friday.

If you have a query, please use this form and fill in as much detail as possible to help us answer your question. 

Friends of the Fremantle History Centre

The Fremantle History Centre invites you to register your interest in becoming an inaugural member of the Friends of the Fremantle History Centre. Free for residents to join, Friends of the Fremantle History Centre will provide assistance with a variety of tasks including research, processing items for the collection, and training. This is an exciting project for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of a local history collection. You will be trained in classification, cataloguing and scanning of rare historical items. This is a new project, so you will have the opportunity to be a part of its evolution as we adapt to an ever-changing environment.

For more info, or to register your interest, please contact the Local History Librarian weekdays on 9432 9592 or via email 


Photographic Collection

Search for historic Fremantle and East Fremantle images through our online archive 
Search for books and oral histories from the collection

Contact the Fremantle History Centre regarding usage or view the application for use policy

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Handy Indexes

Other Links of Interest

  • Trove – Search text of historical newspapers, images, oral histories, film and more.
  • State Records Office – Search their online database to look at historical maps, convicts records, school records or virtually any document created by the state government.
  • Royal Western Australia Historical Society - The society advocates for history and heritage throughout the State, and runs a museum, reference library and photographic collection.
  • People's Ocean Knowledge Trail - Information on Nyoongar country and stories.