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Police Stations

The first dedicated police station was in existence from the early 1850s, and may be seen in many photos taken from Arthur Head looking up High St, as it was the first building on the right.

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The police station is the one-storey building on the right. It was replaced by the tramways carbarn of 1905.


The second station, 1888, was in the complex in Henderson St, still standing, but privatised in 2016.


The police are currently operating out of the former National Australia Bank building at 88 High St. It goes right through to Leake St, so police cars can also park there and officers go in by the rear entrance.

References and Links

See also: page in the buildings section for the Henderson St Police Station.

See also: courthouses.

Ewers, John K. 1971, The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, Fremantle City Council, with UWAP, rev. ed. [1st ed. 1948].

Neville, Simon J. 2007, Perth and Fremantle: Past and Present, privately published, WA.

Conole, Peter 2006, 'Fremantle 1919: A Slice of Policing Life', Western Australia Police Historical Society.

Conole, Peter 2010, 'Policing the port in early colonial times', Fremantle Studies, 6: 12-28.

Wikipedia page for the Fremantle Police Station complex

Heritage Council page for the same (but the link is broken)

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