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West End, Fremantle
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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 Significance & Proposed Registration

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 possible entry in the State Register of Heritage Places.

In 2015, the State Heritage Office drafted a heritage assessment of the West End and the Heritage Council then resolved that the precinct is of sufficient heritage significance to be considered for entry in the State Register of Heritage Places. 

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

There are already a number of 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 final decision on whether the West End will be registered rests with the Minister for Heritage.

Stakeholder Engagement

Front View of D&J Fowler BuildingOn behalf of the Heritage Council, the State Heritage Office has been engaging with stakeholders on the proposal to enter West End, Fremantle in the State Register. The State Heritage Office worked 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.

The State Heritage Office recently sent an introductory letter to all owners of property within the area proposed for registration, and other interested parties, asking them to confirm their contact details and to let us know how they want to receive further information. 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 proposal 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 the heritage assessment, together with a formal request for comment, to all stakeholders on Wednesday 24 February 2016. This included owners within the West End, other key stakeholders such as tenants, and the City of Fremantle.

This material can also be downloaded using the links below. The register entry will be based on the following three documents: 

Steamship Buildings

Period for Comments

The period for providing comments on registration is now closed. However, should you still wish to provide comments please email

Following the end of the comment period all documentation will be presented to the Heritage Council, which will consider whether to recommend that the Minister 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

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