Fremantle Ports offers many opportunities for the community to enjoy free family entertainment at events such as the arrival and departure of famous cruise liners like Ovation of the Seas, visiting naval and research vessels, and the popular annual Fremantle Ports Maritime Day.
Fremantle Ports contributes to a broad range of community and education projects, with monetary and in-kind sponsorship of a wide range of community organisations in the Fremantle, Cockburn and Kwinana-Rockingham areas. The support reflects Fremantle Ports’ priorities and values.
Some examples of recent sponsorships are:
Fremantle Festival, Fremantle Heritage Festival, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, North Fremantle Community Arts Development (String Beans Children’s Orchestra, etc.), Impact 100, Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club and Fremantle Ports Swim Thru at South Beach.
Kwinana Festival Fair Day and Concert, Kwinana Industries Youth Arts Awards, Castaways Sculpture Exhbition, Gilmore College educational programs.
Musselfest, Rockingham Senior High School, Rockingham Arts and Crafts Awards, Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre and Hillman Primary School’s Maritime Education and Community Garden programs.
Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim/Run, Cockburn Community and Cultural Council Inc. (Youth Visual and Performing Arts Festival), City of Cockburn Community Development Strategy that engages young people in environmentally-based initiatives.
Coastal and Estuarine Dolphin Project (Murdoch and Curtin universities), Dolphin Watch, Little Penguin research, East Freo Farm Inc (community garden project), North Fremantle Community Garden (Apace) and Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre.
Fremantle Ports offers a range of in-kind sponsorship and support to organisations that are granted permission to conduct an event within the port area. Some events are the Rottnest Channel Swim, The Doctor World Cup ocean paddle, Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Open Ocean Kite Race and a range of sailing events.
Fremantle Ports has been the anchor sponsor for the Fremantle Dockers' Starlight Purple Haze Game for 11 years. Tin rattling at the game and associated fundraising with schools and businesses have raised funds for Starlight Children’s Foundation which assists seriously ill and hospitalised children.
Fremantle Ports has a long-standing partnership with the Paraplegic Benefit Fund who have presented the youth road safety program in high schools since 2005 and the Aqua Prevention program since 2009. The aqua program aims to reduce serious aquatic injuries through presentations to primary school children in Fremantle Ports’ catchment area, by a person who has sustained and permanent spinal cord injury due to an aquatic incident.
Fremantle Ports is committed to working with organisations and schools in the Fremantle, Cockburn, Kwinana and Rockingham areas to support education and to increase understanding of the role of the maritime industry and the port. Fremantle Ports sponsors delivery of Life Saving WA's Life Skills for Life first aid course in local schools. Continued support for Aboriginal Bridging Course students at Curtin University is also provided by Fremantle Ports.