Fremantle, Western Australia was initially incorporated as a Town Trust with limited powers on 17 April 1848. The Municipal Institutions Act 1871 empanelled the Town Council with a Mayor, and it was made a Municipal Council in 1883. On 3 June 1929, Fremantle was declared a city — Western Australia's second after Perth, which was declared in 1856.
Fremantle Town Trust
Summary of Members of the Fremantle Town Trust, 1848-1871. Compiled from letters to the Colonial Secretary up to 1856, and thereafter from the Minutes of the Fremantle Town Trust.
|Capt. Daniel Scott||1848–1851|
|Capt. Daniel Scott||1853–1854|
|Capt. Daniel Scott||1856–1858|
|Charles Alexander Manning||1859–1867|
|William Silas Pearse||1870–1871|
Town of Fremantle
Summary of Office-bearers of the Fremantle Town Council. Compiled from the Minutes of the Fremantle Town Council which are intact from 1871-1873
|William Silas Pearse||1871–1872|
|Henry Maxwell Lefroy||1876|
Municipality of Fremantle
Summary of Members of the Fremantle Municipal Council 1883-1929. Compiled from the Minutes of the Fremantle Municipal Council.
|Barrington Clarke Wood||1883–1885|
|Daniel Keen Congdon||1886–1888|
|Elias Solomon||1889–1891||Also member for South Fremantle 1892–1901;|
Federal member for Fremantle (Free Trade Party) 1901–1903
|William Frederick Samson||1892–1893||Uncle of Sir Frederick Samson|
|Daniel Keen Congdon||1894|
|George Alfred Davies||1895||Brother of Edward William Davies (below)|
|James McHenry Clark||1899|
|Edward William Davies||1901||Removed on the grounds of insanity; died 1904; brother of George Davies (above)|
|Michael Samson||1905–1907||Father of Sir Frederick Samson; died in office.|
|Edward Henry Fothergill||1909–1910|
|Joseph Holmes||1911||Elected but did not occupy the chair|
|Frederick James McLaren||1912–1914|
|William Ernest Wray||1914–1918|
City of Fremantle
Summary of Members of the Fremantle City Council, 1929–present.
|Sir Frank Gibson||1929–1951|
|Sir Frederick Samson||1951–1972||Grandson of Lionel Samson, early settler|
|Brad Pettitt||2009–2021||Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council at the 2021 Western Australian state election|
- "FREMANTLE TOWN COUNCIL". The Western Australian Times. No. 257. Western Australia. 20 February 1877. p. 2. Retrieved 13 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- Law, Peter (17 October 2021). "Council elections: Former Eagles coach Ron Alexander elected to City of Vincent council". The West Australian. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
- de Kruijff, Peter (17 October 2021). "Local government elections: New era in Fremantle, a former Eagle rises and a recount in Perth". WAtoday. Retrieved 21 October 2021.