Built in 1926 as a general cargo shed, B Shed was refurbished in 2010. It houses a ferry terminal and cafe at the eastern end, Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation offices at the western end and a 1000 sqm space in the middle which is used for exhibitions, concerts, fashion festivals and various other events. See the B Shed Guidelines for Hire of Event Space. (Also, see the Department of Commerce's Guidance note - General duty of care in Western Australian workplaces and the Department of Health's Guidelines for Concerts, Events and Organised Gatherings.)
Please note that B Shed is not available for weddings, birthday parties and school balls.
See the transformation of B Shed for an industry function on this video.
For information on hiring B Shed, contact Allison Jack, Fremantle Waterfront Property Coordinator, phone 9430 3461, mobile 0407 084 848 or allison.jack @fremantleports.com.au
The refurbishment of B Shed was awarded a State Heritage Award in 2011.
Glass interpretation panel in B Shed (historic photo of Lumpers' Picnic Day 1947)
B Shed Cafe
B Shed Café has great coffee and a range of reasonably priced meals and snacks available from the fabulous waterfront location. You can sit inside B Shed or outside on the café deck and watch the working port. The cafe is also available for functions. (Phone Denis on 9336 7363.)
B Shed Cafe
B Shed Ferry Terminal
Contemporary units, which house the ferry terminal offices and the café, are located within the shed and contrast vividly with the shed’s original structure. There are a number of historic photographs featured in glass panels and murals.
Rottnest Express, Captain Cook Cruises, Oceanic Cruises and the Rottnest Island Authority Visitor Centre have modern offices within the ferry terminal (see photo below).
There are toilets, disabled toilets, a baby change room and an ATM.
Modern toilet facilities with mosaics of historic photos
A great place to visit
B Shed is a wonderful place to visit. You can wander around this restored 1926 wharf shed, look at the historic photos in glass panels and mosaics and the wharf structure through cut-outs in the floor, book a ferry ride or Rottnest accommodation, hold a function or simply buy a coffee and watch the ships go by.
Watch the working port in action from B Shed
B Shed in foreground with cruise ship Queen Mary 2