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Filming, Photography, Drones

Our photogenic port

The Fremantle Inner Harbour is very photogenic. Victoria Quay, North Mole and South Mole offer many photo opportunities. You are welcome to take photos or film from public areas.

However, if you are photographing or filming for any commercial use or setting up a photoshoot of any kind (fashion, wedding, family portraits, advertisements or any commercial use) you will need to make an application to film, sign an indemnity and produce a Certificate of Currency of Public Liability. Contact Corporate and Community Relations to discuss. Applications are assessed on an individual basis. Processing the application takes a minimum of 10 days.


Drones are not permitted to operate in the port area, including over vessels or properties, including tenanted properties, for private/personal purposes. Authorisation is only granted where there is a direct operational need. Contact Corporate and Community Relations to discuss a drone application.

Fremantle Ports' boundary includes the Fremantle Inner Harbour (including Rous Head, North Mole, South Mole and Victoria Quay), Kwinana Bulk Terminal, Kwinana Bulk Jetty and port waters.

Security areas

If you are a professional photographer needing access to an operational area, you must have clearance from the shipping agent or stevedore involved. If you do not have a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) and port access, you will need to be escorted by someone with an MSIC and port access.

Corporate and Community Relations

Watch this video to discover why local photographers Maria Wilson and Deanna Shanahan love photographing the port.

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