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Filled with rich history and fascinating stories, Fremantle Cemetery contains some of Western Australia's earliest gravestones and is the final resting place for many who have helped shape our colourful port city and beyond.


Historical photos of Fremantle CemeteryThe first burial took place at Fremantle Cemetery on 2 July 1899.  For its first six decades, the cemetery was used only for burials, until a crematorium and adjoining chapel were constructed in 1959.  Since its opening, over 42,000 burials and 66,000 cremations have taken place at Fremantle Cemetery. 

The Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk Trail encapsulates a sample of Fremantle's history, passing by the gravesites of notable and notorious Western Australians who all, in their own way, contributed to the rich heritage of Fremantle.  We invite you to follow the trail and experience a fascinating journey through the past.

The trail is easy to walk and takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. A map of the walk trail is available from the Administration building near the entrance to Fremantle Cemetery or can be downloaded below. 

Signs located at each point of interest contain unique QR codes which can be scanned via smart phone or tablet devices, allowing you access to further information. 


Click here to download:  Fremantle Heritage Walk Trail One - Map  

Click here to download:  Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk Trail One - Points of Interest