Wed 30 Jul 2014


WA Maritime Museum

Presented by Dr Paul Doughty, Curator of Herpetology, Western Australian Museum.

Part of the WA Museum’s 2014 In the Wild West Lecture Series

The Kimberley region of Western Australia receives summer rains during its 'wet season'. Given the many environments of the region, from savannah plains to rugged sandstone outcrops, this has resulted in a great diversity of frog species, resulting in the most frog-rich area of the state. The main types of frogs in the area are the conspicuous tree frogs, several species of rockhole frogs, burrowing frogs, sedge frogs and an especially rich group of ground-dwelling species.

Join Dr Paul Doughty as he presents a 'who's who' of these species, and highlights recent discoveries with more species to be described. 

COST: Entry by donation (Maritime); Free entry (Broome and Kununurra)
BOOKINGS: Essential on 1300 134 081 or using the link below.


Online Booking

Two brown spotted frogs sitting together

Kimberley Spadefoot pair

Claire Stevenson, WA Museum

Getting Here

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle


Victoria Quay,
Western Australia,

1300 134 081

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum 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 in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum.

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

Comprehensive accessibility information about the WA Maritime Museum can be found on the Access WA website.