Fremantle is a city-suburb of Perth with a population of ~26,000 people. Most local accommodation will be within easy walking distance of the meeting, restaurants and shops. A free shuttle bus also covers most of the Fremantle area.

There is a range of accommodation, but not a a huge amount in any category so it would be wise to find something that suits you and book it early! Here are some options-


The Esplanade Hotel

The Esplanade Hotel is a 4.5 star hotel and is the largest hotel in Fremantle.  We have been able to get discounted rates for the conference (under "Biodiversity of Information Standards 2008") of AUS$195/night for single/ twin/ double occupancy and AUS$215 for a studio room.

Rosie O'Gradys

Rosie's is an Irish Pub with Hotel accommodation in the middle of Fremantle at a cost of ~$100 / room / night. 

Apartments - Single or Shared

Serviced Shared Apartments are some of the best options for quality, reasonably-priced accommodation around Fremantle. Each apartment comprises two or three bedrooms with common lounge, bathroom and sometimes kitchen facilities.

NOTE: As shared houses and apartments are a good option, we have set up a Wiki at to help you find others who would like to take this option. Nearly all of the houses and apartments noted below are 2-5 bedrooms.

We have looked for a range of apartments that are close to the conference venue and are good value. While we cannot book them for you, we encourage delegates to indicate if they are looking for someone to share with. 

Harbour Village Quest        Map

These are serviced apartments. The prices are:

  • $235 a night for a 2 bedroom apartment
  • $305 a night for a 3 bedroom apartment

There is a special booking page for TDWG 2008 attendees. At the bottom of the page, use the following Client login to book your accommodation:

  • User Name: QDEC
  • Password: hiabke 

The Westerley

This group offers short-term serviced apartment and house rentals, with prices ranging from $135-225/night for 1-4 bedrooms.

Fremantle Colonial Accommodation

This accomodation service offers a choice of rooms, apartments & cottages in central Fremantle & within the historic Fremantle Prison Grounds. The prices are:

  • $150 a night for a single room
  • $170 a night for a 2 bedroom apartment
  • $200 a night for a 2 bedroom cottage

Bed and Breakfasts

There are more than 20 Bed and Breakfast options in Fremantle. This is a good option if you want something a little different and want to get to know the local culture.

Port Mill B&B

$170 - $190 per night including full breakfast - and if you stay 6 nights, you get 1 night free

Fremantle Holiday Accommodation

Terrace Central B&B Hotel

Fothergills of Fremantle

City Beach Bed and Breakfast

Other Accommodation Web Sites

If none of these suit your requirements, have a look at the following web sites

  Last Modified: 03 June 2008