WA Museum Venue Hire - Functions and Events

Look no further for your next event, wedding or function venue than WA Museum’s spectacular and unique event spaces in Fremantle

WA Maritime Museum:

WA Shipwrecks Museum


Our diverse spaces cater for a wide range of events, including weddings, conferences, gala dinners, banquets, cocktail functions, theatre presentations, product or festival launches, family gatherings or corporate meetings, presentations, tradeshows and more.

At WA Maritime Museum, your guests will enjoy spectacular harbour views in a luxurious and quintessentially Western Australian setting amongst the award-winning galleries. Enjoy the fresh ocean air and watching the cargo ships and other vessels enter and leave the working port. Read more about the Museum and its location and facilities here.

Just 250 metres from beautiful Bathers Beach, WA Shipwrecks Museum is steeped in history. This truly memorable event space housed within the 1850s-era Commissariat—WA’s first convict-built public building—has been restored to its former glory and is perfect for more intimate events. Read more about the Museum here.

Heyder & Shears are WA Museum’s exclusive caterers and can satisfy all of your demands for exquisite food, excellent staff, and fabulous décor and theming. All events spaces within both Museums have universal access.

Add a unique touch to your event—let us arrange a special after hours viewing of either Museum for your guests to explore the State’s treasured maritime collections. Or at WA Maritime Museum, explore the latest travelling exhibition or a tour cold-war era submarine, HMAS Ovens, with one of our passionate guides, most of which are retired submariners. 

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Whatever your requirements, our team can help create a memorable and hassle-free event. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your event or to arrange a viewing of any of our Fremantle event spaces below.

Contact our Venue Hire team today
(08) 9431 8323 or venuehire@museum.wa.gov.au

WA Maritime Museum

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Function Centre and Balcony

Spectacular waterfront views, award-winning architecture and a striking Western Australian setting make the Function Centre and Balcony a unique and highly sought after venue.

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open out onto the stylishly curved balcony where guests can enjoy the grandeur of uninterrupted water views and watching the cargo ships and other vessels enter and leave the working port.

> Download the brochure for the Function Centre and Balcony space here (1MB).

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Australia II Gallery

Impress your guests with this expansive, light-filled event space at the western tip of the Museum, which features incredible views of the vessels entering and leaving the harbour.

The prestigious Australia II Gallery is home to its namesake, Australia II, the 12-metre-class racing yacht that won the America’s Cup in 1983 whilst sailing for Royal Perth Yacht Club.

> Download the brochure for the Australia II Gallery space here (1MB).

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Maritime Museum Boardroom

Spectacular harbour views in a luxurious setting make the Maritime Museum Boardroom an impressive venue for executive and corporate meetings, strategic planning days and workshops.

Expansive windows offer guests views of the cargo ships and other vessels as they enter and leave the working port. Being harbour-side with fresh ocean air provides a stimulating yet relaxed setting for creativity, new ideas and connection.

> Download the brochure for the Maritime Museum Boardroom space here (1MB).

NWS Shipping Theatre

The NWS Shipping Theatre’s expansive windows offer great natural light with views of the water and award-winning architecture of WA Maritime Museum.

Close the curtains and it becomes an intimate, contemporary theatre space that is perfect for lectures, film screenings, professional presentations, product launches, staff training, community talks or events.

> Download the brochure for the NWS Shipping Theatres pace here (1MB).

WA Shipwrecks Museum

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Steeped in history, this wonderfully restored event space in the heart of Fremantle is 250 metres from beautiful Bather’s Beach and offers an experience your guests will never forget.

Nestled within the Museum, it is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony and cocktail reception, a unique corporate function, or a cherished family gathering.

> Download the brochure for the WA Shipwrecks Museum space here (1MB).


Please do not hesitate to contact our Venue Hire team for a truly special Fremantle museum events experience!

(08) 9431 8323 or venuehire@museum.wa.gov.au


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