Venue hire & functions

A picture-perfect setting with breathtaking harbour views.

WA Maritime Museum’s spectacular and unique event spaces in Fremantle will impress your guests for your next event, wedding or function.

Our diverse spaces cater for a wide range of events, including weddings, conferences, gala dinners, banquets, cocktail functions, theatre presentations, product or festival launches, family gatherings, corporate meetings, presentations, tradeshows and more.

At WA Maritime Museum, your guests will enjoy spectacular harbour views in a luxurious and quintessentially Western Australian setting among the award-winning galleries. Enjoy the fresh ocean air and watching the cargo ships and other vessels enter and leave the working port.

Add a unique touch to your event — let us arrange a special after-hours viewing for your guests to explore the State’s treasured maritime collections or the latest travelling exhibition, with one of our passionate guides.

Please select from one of our panel caterers for food, beverages and set up requirements:

Heyder & Shears – 08 9221 4110
Gather Foods – 0499 037 932
Ultimo – 08 9444 5807

Whatever your requirements, our team can help create a memorable and hassle-free event. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a viewing of any of our WA Maritime Museum event spaces below, or our event space at the WA Shipwrecks Museum.

Contact our Venue Hire team today
(08) 9431 8323 or

A wedding ceremony set up in the Australia 2 gallery at the Maritime Museum featuring white chairs in rows along an aisle, with arm chairs around the edge of the area and the bow of the Australia 2 ship visible in the background


Australia II Gallery

Impress your guests with this expansive, light-filled event space at the western tip of the Museum, which features incredible views of the vessels entering and leaving the harbour.

The prestigious Australia II Gallery is home to its namesake, Australia II, the 12-metre-class racing yacht that won the America’s Cup in 1983 whilst sailing for Royal Perth Yacht Club.

Download the Australia II Gallery brochure [1MB]








Three white lounges surround a small white table with pink flowers in white vases, positioned in the Maritime Museum balcony area.


Function Centre and Balcony

Spectacular waterfront views, award-winning architecture and a striking Western Australian setting make the Function Centre and Balcony a unique and highly sought after venue.

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open out onto the stylishly curved balcony where guests can enjoy the grandeur of uninterrupted water views and watching the cargo ships and other vessels enter and leave the working port.

Download the Function Centre and Balcony brochure [1MB]







Red office chairs are positioned around a light brown table in a boardroom-style set up. Through the large brightly-lit window behind the set-up is an expansive view of Fremantle harbour.


Maritime Museum Boardroom

Spectacular harbour views in a luxurious setting make the Maritime Museum Boardroom an impressive venue for executive and corporate meetings, strategic planning days and workshops.

Expansive windows offer guests views of the cargo ships and other vessels as they enter and leave the working port. Being harbour-side with fresh ocean air provides a stimulating yet relaxed setting for creativity, new ideas and connection.

Download the Maritime Museum Boardroom brochure [1MB]







An image taken from the back of the Shipping Theatre overlooking rows of black chairs, angled towards a large square window through which a large white building is visible.


NWS Shipping Theatre

The NWS Shipping Theatre’s expansive windows offer great natural light with views of the water and award-winning architecture of WA Maritime Museum.

Close the curtains and it becomes an intimate, contemporary theatre space that is perfect for lectures, film screenings, professional presentations, product launches, staff training, community talks or events.

Download the NWS Shipping Theatre brochure [1MB]






A high-angled photograph looking down a flight of narrow stairs towards two aisles of white chairs in front of a floral arch and large, brightly-lit window.
Thin-wired, high-legged chairs beside a table with pink flowers in a white vase, on the balcony of the Maritime Museum
Two wicker chairs in front of a vintage-style table with a large, well-lit window in the background
The front of a teal Volkswagon Kombi Van with a white top and teal seats. It is parked outside on the wharf, and slightly sparkles in the sun.
Two women with their arms around each others' shoulders stand smiling behind a wooden juice kiosk which reads Refresh Juice and Cleanse.
A close up of a table setting on a neatly decorated table with green and white foliage in the middle and grey plates with black cutlery. The top grey plate reads Mother of the groom.