The most popular of Fremantle's public sculptures is Greg James's statue of Bon Scott (1946–80), strutting on a Marshall amplifier in Fishing Boat Harbour. The AC/DC singer moved to Fremantle with his family in 1956 and his ashes are interred in Fremantle Cemetery. Enter the cemetery near the corner of High and Carrington Sts. Bon's plaque is on the left around 15m along the path.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Fremantle attractions

1. To the Fishermen

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Poignant bronze by sculptor Greg James of fishermen landing their catch.

2. WA Shipwrecks Museum

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Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwrecks Museum is considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The…

3. Bathers Beach

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In late 2016 Bathers became the first beach in WA to be granted an alcohol licence – you can drink cocktails on the sand if you're in a deckchair in front…

4. Esplanade Reserve

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A large park shaded by Norfolk Island pines between the city and Fishing Boat Harbour. Attractions include a soaring Ferris wheel and a skateboard park…

5. Round House

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Completed in 1831, this 12-sided stone prison is WA's oldest surviving building. It was the site of the colony's first hangings, and was later used for…

6. Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre


Various classes and workshops, including language, art and crafts, are held at this interesting Aboriginal cultural centre. Booking ahead for most is…

8. Bathers Beach Art Precinct


The Bathers Beach area has artists' galleries and studios in heritage cottages and warehouses stretching from near the Round House north and west towards…