North Fremantle, Western Australia

North Fremantle is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Fremantle, a local government area of the state. Its postcode is 6159.[2]

North Fremantle
PerthWestern Australia
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Dingo Flour mill
Coordinates32°02′02″S 115°45′22″E / 32.034°S 115.756°E / -32.034; 115.756Coordinates: 32°02′02″S 115°45′22″E / 32.034°S 115.756°E / -32.034; 115.756
Population3,947 (SAL 2021)[1]
LGA(s)City of Fremantle
State electorate(s)Cottesloe
Federal division(s)Fremantle
Suburbs around North Fremantle:
Mosman Park Mosman Park
Indian Ocean North Fremantle East Fremantle
Fremantle East Fremantle

North Fremantle is situated on a peninsula, with the Indian Ocean bounding the west side and the Swan River the east side. On the north side it is separated from the suburb of Mosman Park by McCabe Street. North Fremantle has one train station, located on Stirling Highway, which provides train services into Fremantle and Perth city. There are various bus stations in North Fremantle, providing access to outer Perth suburbs.[3]


The old Leighton Marshalling Yards building

North Fremantle became an independent municipality in 1895. The municipality reunited with the City of Fremantle by an order of the Governor in Executive Council as from 1 November 1961.[4]

Marshalling yardsEdit

The suburb was once the site of Western Australian Government Railways Leighton Marshalling Yards, which linked the North Fremantle industrial area and North Quay.[5][6] They were developed in the 1950s.[7]

The area has undergone significant redevelopment by the state government.[8][9]


North Fremantle is home to Mojos bar;[10] the Railway Hotel; the North Fremantle Bowling Club, a local community run club that supports local live music, and holds private functions and community events; and River Beach, Leighton Beach and Port Beach. North Fremantle has seen an increase of locally owned business along Stirling Highway including various cafes, restaurants[11] and bars. The area's strong afternoon sea breeze (known as the "Fremantle Doctor") makes its ocean beaches a prime location for wind and kite surfing. The Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club has been active since the 1930s.[12]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "North Fremantle (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  2. ^ a b North Fremantle Postcode Australia Post
  3. ^ Wagovau. (2016). Wagovau. Retrieved 17 May 2016, from
  4. ^ Ewers, J.K. (1971). The Western Gateway: a history of Fremantle, 2nd Ed. p.179.
  5. ^ Aerial Surveys Australia; HRRC (1967), Aerial photographs of North Fremantle and Leighton Beach, 31 May 1967, retrieved 30 January 2021
  6. ^ Smith, Betty (1985), Yardmaster's Office, Leighton, control centre for the marshalling yards, October 1985, retrieved 30 January 2021
  7. ^ "Government Plans Big Rail Yards". The West Australian. Vol. 70, no. 21, 288. Western Australia. 14 October 1954. p. 10. Retrieved 3 August 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ Fremantle Regional Strategy Implementation Committee; Ministry for Planning (Western Australia) (2000), Leighton Rail Marshalling Yards : regional planning guidelines : scoping paper for information and discussion, Ministry for Planning, ISBN 978-0-7309-9138-0
  9. ^ Planning Group Pty. Ltd; LandCorp (W.A.) (2003), Leighton Marshalling Yards structure plan, Planning Group, retrieved 5 March 2017
  10. ^ "About Mojos Bar". Mojos Bar. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Welcome to Habitué". Habitué Restaurant. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  12. ^ Walton, Graham (18 November 2010). "History 1935 - 2001". Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club. Archived from the original on 14 April 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2022.

External linksEdit

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