Welcome Walls

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More than one third of Western Australia’s population was born overseas. The Welcome Walls projects pay tribute to those migrants who arrived by sea, landing at Fremantle or Albany, and to the many benefits they gave to their new home, enriching the lives of all Western Australians.

In Fremantle, over 400 panels commemorating the names of migrants who arrived through this area have been erected at the Western Australian Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay. These panels are available to view outside the Western Australian Maritime Museum, and details about these welcome can be found online on the Welcome Walls website.

Getting Here

At the front entrance to the Maritime Museum, you can find the Welcome Walls. Constructed between 2004 and 2010, those who registered had their name, year of arrival and ship of passage engraved for posterity. Over 400 panels pay tribute to migrants who arrived by sea, and to the way they enriched their new home.

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The WA Maritime Museum Welcome Walls
Image and top image: Some of the Welcome Walls outside the Maritime Museum.

Image: © Kat Wray

Please note: if you are using Google Maps to navigate to the Welcome Walls, you will be taken to the WA Maritime Museum entrance. The Welcome Walls are located outside the entrance, and to the left and right of the building.