Prison Tour


9.45am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.00pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.45pm, 5.15pm

Duration 1 hour
  • $19.00 per adult (group concession rate 10+ adults)
  • $12.00 per child

Step inside and explore Fremantle Prison from its convict origins in the 1850’s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991.

Take a visual journey back in time in the Main Cell Block where you can view life as it was for both convicts and prisoners. What type of cell would you prefer to be in? 

Discover how time was passed in the yards, while marvelling at original prisoner works of art. Pray for redemption in the Anglican Chapel and laugh as our entertaining guides show you the lighter side of Prison humour.

From shackles and isolation, to walls, gates, gun towers and razor wire, Fremantle Prison was designed and built as a place of incarceration. Join our experienced guides to see where many daring and dangerous escapes were attempted by convicts and prisoners alike. Become acquainted with bushrangers and escape artists, such as Moondyne Joe, and marvel at his escape proof cell.

Looking at providing your group with a longer sentence? Prison Tours can also be extended into a Tour Package consisting of two 1 hour versions of our Convict Prison and Behind Bars tours. Please contact our group bookings officer on 08 9336 9210 or email for more details.

Torchlight Tour


Wednesday and Friday evenings

  • From 6.30pm in winter months
  • From 7.00pm in summer months
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
  • $28.00 per adult
  • $24.00 group concession rate (10+ adults)
  • $18.00 per child
  • 1 adult FOC per tour based on minimum booking for 10 children

Are you feeling brave? Explore the darker side of the Fremantle Prison story at night on an eerie tour by torchlight. Cringe at the ghastly, the rotten, the wretched and the inhumane experiences and events in the prison's history. Featuring the Main Cell Block, solitary confinement, whipping post, the gallows and the morgue, these tours are not for the faint hearted.

Be warned – there are a few surprises along the way!

Tour Warning

Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+). This experience involves a number of surprises and is not recommended for children under 10 or anyone with a weak heart or other health issues that may be aggravated by scares. 

Please note: Torchlight Tours can be requested on nights aside from Wednesday and Friday. Requests will be assessed on a case by case basis and are subject to availability. For tours on alternative nights there is always a minimum cost of $800.00. For more information about holding a Torchlight Tour on a different night, contact the Functions Officer on 08 9336 9205 or email

Tunnels Tour - *Weekends only or by special request


9.00am, 9.45am, 10.40am, 12.20pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm and 3.25pm

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
  • $65.00 per adult
  • $55.00 per concession
  • $55.00 group concession rate (10+ adults)
  • $45.00 per child*

*Children must be at least 12 years old and meet physical/weight conditions


Not accessible

Do you need a prison adventure? Get into your hardhat, slip into your overalls and pull on your boots and charge your headlamps before locking into the ladder system and descending 20 metres into the depths below. Trek through sections of the labyrinth of tunnels on foot, then board the replica convict punts to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat. Discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for prisoners.

Tour Requirements

Participants must

  • be physically fit and able
  • have the ability to climb independently
  • have the ability to understand tour conditions and follow staff instructions
  • meet physical weight requirements: Min 40kgs, Max 140kgs
  • not suffer from a fear of heights or claustrophobia
  • bring or wear socks
  • arrive sober (mandatory breath test applies)


Minimum age is 12 years. Children between 12 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult (18+). It is recommended that at least two adults accompany groups of two or more children to ensure an adequate level of adult supervision. Should a child be unable to complete the tour for any reason they must be accompanied by at least one respective parent or guardian. Those aged 16 and 17 must have declaration forms signed by a parent or guardian, but can partake in the tour without an adult present.

Visitors are required to sign the following declaration form before participating in the Tunnels Tour (hard copies available on arrival).

Tour Warning

This experience involves climbing down and back up a 20 metre ladder.  It is not recommended for those with a fear of heights. The tunnels are approximately 2 metres wide and as low as 1.5 metres high in some points.  It is not recommended for people who suffer from claustrophobia. The tour involves ladder climbing, walking while stooping (not crawling) and paddling small boats.  You must advise your guide of any health issues that may affect your ability to complete this tour.

Does your group require more than one Tunnels Tour? If you require more than one tour you may also be interested in arranging a special 30 minute Highlights Tour of the Prison for each group. Highlights work best if booking the 9.00am and 9.45am or 2.40pm and 3.25pm timeslots and are a great way to occupy each group if you would like to arrive and leave together. Please contact our group bookings officer on 08 9336 9210 or email for more details.

  • Prices valid until 30 June 2024
  • All tour times subject to availability
  • One adult admitted free of charge per tour for bookings of 10 or more children
  • Exclusive Prison and Tunnels Tours and the Senior's Tour and & Package require a minimum payment for 10 people
  • Exclusive Torchlight Tours require minimum payment for 30 people
  • Carers admitted free of charge on presentation of valid Companion Cards. 1:1