HMAS Ovens


The Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens is an authentic Cold War-era vessel situated on Fremantle's historic World War Two submarine slipway.

This exhibit serves as a living memorial to submariners and those who gave their lives while serving from Fremantle during World War Two.

People gather around a tour leader inside a submarine

Tour the submarine

Find out what life is like aboard a submarine and immerse yourself in Fremantle's secret wartime history on a guided tour of the HMAS Ovens.

An exterior view of the submarine HMAS Ovens and surrounding slipway beneath a blue sky

Explore the slipway

Tour Fremantle's historic World War Two submarine slipway and get up close to the exterior of the HMAS Ovens.

A boy dressed in school uniform climbs through a small hatch door in a submarine

School tours

In this guided tour, students can journey onboard an authentic submarine and learn about its construction, its equipment, and the daily lives of submariners.

The inside of a submarine

Visit through virtual reality

Take a fascinating 360° virtual reality tour of submarine HMAS Ovens from the comfort of your own home.

A tour guide stands at the top of a staircase, ready to bring visitors inside the HMAS Ovens

Want to be a volunteer?

Interested in joining the HMAS Ovens' crew of volunteers? Applications are now open.