Skip to Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Secondary Navigation

West End, Fremantle
- Entered in State Register


Photo of historic and modern High St, Fremantle

Fremantle’s West End is an area rich in history and heritage. Dating from the earliest days of the colony, today it forms a valuable collection of some of the State’s finest heritage buildings.

Heritage Minister enters West End, Fremantle in State Register

Heritage Significance of the Registered Area

View up High Street showing historic TramIn 2014, the City of Fremantle nominated The West End Heritage Area to the Heritage Council to be considered for entry in the State Register of Heritage Places.

Following a heritage assessment of the West End undertaken by the State Heritage Office in 2015, the Heritage Council resolved that the precinct was of sufficient heritage significance to be considered for entry in the State Register.

Entry in the State Register ensures that Fremantle’s West End continues to be recognised and celebrated as one of Western Australia’s premier heritage precincts. View the area entered in the State Register.

There are already numerous places entered in the State Register in and around West End, Fremantle  which can be viewed on this map of the western end of Fremantle. These are already recognised for the contribution they make to the State's history and development in their own right.

The Minister for Heritage has entered West End, Fremantle in the State Register on
18 November 2016.

Stakeholder Engagement

Front View of D&J Fowler BuildingOn behalf of the Heritage Council, the State Heritage Office is now engaging with stakeholders on the proposal to enter West End, Fremantle in the State Register on a permanent basis. The State Heritage Office continues to work closely with the City of Fremantle throughout the stakeholder engagement period.

The process for entering a place in the State Register can be viewed in the registration process flowchart.

Despite our best efforts, we may not have current contact details for all stakeholders. If you have not received our letter, but have heard about the registration in another way, please do contact us so you can be involved in the process.

You can provide us with your contact details by emailing

Providing your view

The State Heritage Office sent a letter to all owners of property within the registered area, and other key stakeholders, advising them that Interim Registration had been approved, and inviting submissions on the proposal to enter the place on the State Register on a permanent basis.

The Register Entry, Assessment Documentation, and map showing the area entered in the Register can be downloaded using the links below.

Steamship Buildings

Period for Comments

The period for providing comments on the proposed permanent registration will be open until 27 January 2017. Comments can be provided by using the West End webform or by emailing

Following the end of the statutory comment period all documentation will again be presented to the Heritage Council, which will consider whether to recommend that the Minister for Heritage enter West End, Fremantle in the State Register

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some commonly asked questions about what it means to be on the State Register can be found in the Fremantle West End FAQs.

Some of the topics you may be interested in include:

If you have any queries, please email us at

inHerit - an online portal for heritage listings

Contact Us

Our Office hours are from Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

View Larger Map

Heritage is integral to the vibrant life and prosperity of Western Australia.
General Enquiries

Level 2, 491 Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000

PO Box 7479
Cloisters Square PO WA 6850

T: (08) 6552 4000
Freecall (regional): 1800 52 4000
F: (08) 6552 4001

Follow Us