The Fremantle Seafarers Centre is an integral component of the nautical scene of the Port City. Ideally located overlooking Victoria Quay and the container berths on the opposite side of the Swan river. The view of tug boats turning the cargo ships is always engaging and fascinating to watch the seamanship skills of the tug boat teams. We work in conjunction with The Sailor’s Society and we are The Mission To Seafarers – located at 76 Queen Victoria St Fremantle ( right next to Officeworks).
The Fremantle centre has been on the World Stage for the last decade; invited in 2009 to Hong Kong for development of a strategy program for Seafarers Centres around the world. The Fremantle Chaplain was the Australian representative amidst European, Scandinavian and American Centres organised by ICMA (International Christian Maritime Association), and supported by the ITF (International Transport Federation)
In 2012, Fremantle was recognised in the top five of the best of the hundreds of Seafarers Centres in the World and in 2013 the Chaplain, Dennis Claughton, was awarded the Personality of the Year (in conjunction with the Chaplain from Italy). This award forms the pinnacle of the awards at the annual ISWAN (International Seafarers Welfare) and in 2013 it was held in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2014, the Fremantle Mission to Seafarers had the great honour of being crowned the best Seafarers Centre in the world for 2014/2015, a first for an Australian Seafarers centre.