Step inside, do time and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991.

Find out how a convict built prison transformed into Western Australia’s primary place of incarceration for men, women and children.

Walk back in time through the Main Cell Block and exercise yards. Learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

Tour Details


Daily, every hour from 10.30am until 4.30pm

Please note due to an event:

  • Friday 8 December - The last Behind Bars tour will depart at 3.30pm
  • Saturday 9 December - The last Behind Bars tour will depart at 3.30pm
  • Sunday 10 December - The last Behind Bars tour will depart at 3.30pm
Tour length 1 hour 15 minutes

$22.00 per adult | $19.00 per concession | $12.00 per child | $62.00 for a family pass

This tour is available as part of the following packages:

Wheelchair access


Audio guides Japanese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, English and AUSLAN handheld audio guides are available

Bookings are not essential for this tour but are recommended during peak times or if you require a specific timeslot || Bookings ONLY by phone +61 8 9336 9200 

**26 December  - 22 January || Bookings recommended**


Whilst visiting relatives in Perth, we'd been recommended this as a 'must do' visit so today we 'did do'. Our tour - 'Behind Bars' was interesting, illuminating, funny, sad and just a downright superb lesson in the history of this fascinating place. Our guide struck the perfect balance of humour, entertainment and factual interest, but without losing the focus on what was a pretty awful place to exist. Very highly recommended.

Richard J - TripAdvisor

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  • Discounted packages must be purchased on the day of first tour and can be issued as a return pass valid for 30 days
  • Prices listed are valid until 30 June 2024

Tour Packages Combine with Convict Prison, True Crime or both!

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