Fremantle Prison's Tour Guides can take a maximum of 35 people per group for Prison Tours or Torchlight Tours. Please note, these maximum numbers include supervisors and carers. If you have more than 35 participants we will split them into multiple groups - with tours departing at the same time where possible.
Tunnels Tours can accommodate a maximum of 12 people per group and participants must be aged 12 and over.
On Tour Discipline
Our Tour Guides are committed to providing all students with the best possible experience from their visit to Fremantle Prison.
As each group has its own objectives for the visit and ground rules for student conduct, we ask that one of the teachers or helpers accompany the Tour Guide throughout the tour to help us make sure that the information presented is targeted to your educational needs and to bring the group to order when necessary.
At least one supervisor must accompany every tour. As per the above information, our Tour Guides can take a maximum of 35 people per group for Prison Tours or Torchlight Tours.
One supervisor per 10 students on Prison Day Tours or Torchlight Tours will be permitted entry free of charge. Additional supervisors will incur a fee equal to the concession rate ($16.00 for Day Tours and $21.00 for Torchlight Tours).
Certificate of Currency
Fremantle Prison holds Public Liability Insurance to the value of $250,000,000.00. A copy of the 2012/13 Certificate of Currency can be downloaded here. The 2013/14 Certificate of Currency will not be available to download until 01 July 2013.
Safety and Emergency Information
Fremantle Prison is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all visitors. The following information pertains specifically to school groups.
Prior to and on completion of the tour all students must be supervised by teachers / helpers.
One teacher / helper to accompany the tour guide throughout the tour to ensure that the information presented is targeted to educational needs and to bring the group to order when necessary
During the tour a guide will accompany the students at all times.
Fremantle Prison Tour Guides are trained in processes relevant to emergency evacuation procedures and medical emergencies. All guides carry radios for immediate communication.
At the start of each tour visitors are provided with safety information.
- Torches are provided to all guests for Torchlight Tours.
- Emergency throughways are kept clean and clear of safety and fire hazards. All emergency lighting is fully operational to AS 2293. All emergency exit signage is operational.