Fremantle (suburb)

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Fremantle
PerthWestern Australia
WTF Roel Loopers High Street from above, Fremantle.jpg
Fremantle is located in Perth
Fremantle
Fremantle
Coordinates 32°03′25″S 115°44′38″E / 32.0569°S 115.7439°E / -32.0569; 115.7439Coordinates: 32°03′25″S 115°44′38″E / 32.0569°S 115.7439°E / -32.0569; 115.7439
Population 7,459 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,356/km2 (3,510/sq mi)
Established 1829
Postcode(s) 6160
Area 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Location 19 km (12 mi) SW of Perth
LGA(s) City of Fremantle
State electorate(s) Bicton / Fremantle
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around Fremantle:
Indian Ocean North Fremantle East Fremantle
Indian Ocean Fremantle Palmyra
White Gum Valley
Indian Ocean South Fremantle Beaconsfield

Fremantle is a Western Australian port city located at the mouth of the Swan River, and is situated 14.41 km from the capital Perth. Fremantle was one of the original townships of the Swan River Colony established in 1829.

Geography[edit]

Fremantle is bounded by the Swan River to the north and north-west, the Indian Ocean to the west, South Street to the south, and the suburbs of East Fremantle and White Gum Valley to the east. The central part of the suburb extends eastwards to include Royal Fremantle Golf Club and a suburban area south of Marmion Street and west of Carrington Street.[2]

Transport[edit]

Fremantle contains the Fremantle railway station, which serves as both the terminus of the Fremantle railway line and a bus station serving the surrounding region. All services are operated by Swan Transit and Transdev WA as part of the Transperth network.

Schools[edit]

Fremantle is home to University of Notre Dame Australia's main campus, two annexes of the Challenger Institute of Technology (formerly Challenger TAFE), a public high school, John Curtin College of the Arts, and a private high school, CBC Fremantle. Other schools in the suburb are the historic Fremantle Primary School (known until the 1990s as South Terrace Primary) and East Fremantle Primary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Fremantle (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Map 430–431. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.