Maritime Museum photographed from the river with two small vessels

Spectacular waterfront views and a striking Western Australian setting makes the WA Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay an exclusive and highly sought-after venue.

Perfect for all kinds of functions, corporate events, parties, conference dinners and weddings, the WA Maritime Museum's facilities in Fremantle offer stylish and unique venue hire opportunities.


Function Centre & Balcony

Two girls serving drink on the WA Maritime Museum balcony

With spectacular waterfront views of the Indian Ocean and the working port of Fremantle Harbour, the Function Centre & Balcony sets the calibre for your next corporate function or conference.

With its state of the art design this sophisticated venue is sure to impress.  Glass walls to the south frame museum artefacts and displays whilst the north opens onto a stylishly curved balcony with views of the Indian Ocean and those amazing WA sunsets.

From seated to cocktail, meeting to theatre-style, the Function Centre & Balcony caters for up to 200 delegates.  The venue is a perfect refreshment breakout space for morning, afternoon teas and lunch service.

Area: 260m2


  • 150 x Cocktail chairs
  • 15 x 6’ round tables (seat 10)
  • 4 x bar tables
  • Micro phone, PA and lectern
Style Capacity
Banquet 150
Cocktail 200
Theatre 150
Classroom 100

Australia II Gallery

Australia II with dining tables and a band setup in the Frematle Museum

Immerse your delegates into a maritime atmosphere as they wander beneath Australia II, the America’s Cup winning yacht.  With views of Fremantle Harbour and the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, combined with distinctive displays and artefacts, the Australia II Gallery sets the theme fro a truly extraordinary corporate event. 

Suited for sundowners and cocktail events, this space can hold up to 150 delegates in cocktail style or 60 banquet.

Style Capacity
Banquet 60
Cocktail 150
Theatre 100

Temporary Exhibition Gallery

People enjoying an evening in the temporary gallery space

This versatile space with high ceilings and architectural angles, is the perfect location for exhibitions, expos and corporate events. 

When expanded with the Entrance foyer, it can accommodate up to 600 delegates

The space is available at various times during the year.  Sometimes as a blank canvas and on some occasions housing the feature exhibition at the time.

Area: 439m2

Style Capacity
Banquet 350
Cocktail 500
Theatre 400
Classroom 350

NWS Shipping Theatre

Rows of emtpy seats in the theatre with views out to the ocean

Located on the ground level of the Museum, the NWS Shipping Theatre's 204 seat  venue offers uninterrupted views to the entrance to Fremantle Harbour and the Indian Ocean.    State of the art equipment and precision technology will ensure professional presentations and lectures at one of Perth’s finest settings.


  • Sony FX – 52 Data Projector
  • 4m x 3m motorised projections screen
  • Full range stereo speaker and amplification system
  • Lectern, with touch screen controls
  • Lapel microphone
  • House Lighting
  • 3 hour professional AV specialist pre functions set up
Style Capacity
Theatre 204

Kailis Family Boardroom

Picture of the Kailis Family Board Room

Spectacular harbour views and state of the art technology makes the Kailis Family Boardroom an impressive venue for executive and corporate meetings, strategic planning days and workshops.

Precision technology including a DVD player, plasma screen television and electronic whiteboard ensures efficient results for all professional events.

Area: 58m2


  • DVD Player
  • Plasma Screen TV
  • Electronic Whiteboard
  • Kitchenette/bar
  • 16 seat boardroom style
Style Capacity
Banquet 16
Boardroom 16

Corporate accommodation

Aerial view of harbour

Be. Fremantle offers corporate accommodation, including a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments with panoramic harbour-side and ocean front views.

Be. Fremantle is a short walk from the WA Maritime Museum and provides your delegates easy access to the restaurants and attractions of Fishing Boat Harbour and Fremantle.

Be. Fremantle
Mews Road, Challenger Harbour, Fremantle WA 6160

Accommodation Information & Bookings
Telephone: (08) 9430 3888

Information sheets


Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle

By Train

The Western Australian Museum — Maritime is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus

The Western Australian Museum — Maritime is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 24. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car

Paid parking is available just outside the Western Australian Museum — Maritime at Victoria Quay. Download a map of available parking.

By Ferry

Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.