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Filming, Photography, Drones

The Fremantle Inner Harbour is very photogenic. Victoria Quay, North Mole and South Mole offer many photo opportunities.

You are welcome to take photos or film from public areas. If you are setting up a photoshoot of any kind (fashion, wedding, family portraits, advertisements or any commercial use) you will need to make an application to film, sign an indemnity and produce a Certificate of Currency of Public Liability. Contact Fremantle Ports to discuss. Applications are assessed on an individual basis. Processing the application takes a minimum of seven days.

Watch this video to discover why local photographers Maria Wilson and Deanna Shanahan love photographing the port.

Security areas

If you are a professional photographer needing access to an operational area, you must have clearance from the shipping agent or stevedore involved. If you do not have a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) and port access, you will need to be escorted by someone with an MSIC and port access.


Drones are not permitted to operate in the port area, including over vessels or properties, including tenanted properties, for private/personal purposes. Permission is only granted where there is a direct operational need. Contact Fremantle Ports to make a drone application.

Fremantle Ports

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