The Fremantle Chamber champions policies and strategies that improve the business environment in Fremantle, enhance community prosperity, and develop a sustainable mix of business and lifestyle opportunities for Fremantle’s future. We act as an advocate for the business community, a conduit for information and a promoter of Fremantle’s position in the regional landscape.
The MCCC is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation that seeks to promote the interests of businesses and those doing business in the Melville and Cockburn districts.
MCCC provides opportunities for businesses to promote themselves, meet and foster mutually beneficial relationships through its many large ‘corporate style’ events it holds each year. MCCC is a friendly and welcoming organisation that defines itself by one statement, ‘At MCCC we build relationships, not databases!
The Department of Human Services provides a wide range of services and payments to people at different stages of their lives through Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support programs. The department is continually developing new technology to provide more automated and online services – so customers can get the service they need where and when they need it.
Phone: 13 2468
The Perth Indigenous Coordination Centre is tasked with leading a whole-of-government approach to work directed at improving the lives and circumstances of disadvantaged people.
On behalf of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Indigenous Coordination networks deliver Government programs and work on place-based projects designed to reduce disadvantage, in particular for Indigenous people. This work includes liaising with a wide range of Australian government, state and non-government agencies, engaging with communities, monitoring success of programs and contributing local intelligence and evidence to support policy formulation and program review.
The Perth Region incorporates the Perth metropolitan area and the urbanised areas of the south-west of the State, as well as agricultural regions and smaller community towns.
The City of Cockburn works to ensure that Cockburn will be the most attractive place to live, work, visit and invest in within the Perth Metropolitan area. To meet current and future needs, the City of Cockburn has identified as a key priority the provision of high quality services, as well as safe places to recreate and interact, for existing and new residents.
The City of Fremantle is a local government authority established in 1829 to service the rapidly growing population of WA’s most important port city.
Currently attending to the needs of some 30,000 residents, the City prides itself on strengthening the local economy and supporting the diverse range of local community groups and organisations that are the fabric of Fremantle.
Council’s vision is for Fremantle to be recognised as a unique city of cultural and economic significance. It acknowledges the Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of the greater Fremantle/Walyalup area.
The City of Melville is a local government authority that provides more than 200 products and services to more than 100, 000 residents and is the third largest local government authority in the metropolitan region. Our vision statement is “working together to achieve community wellbeing for today and tomorrow”.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides mental health programs to children and young people. This includes services set in the community and in a hospital setting.
There are 10 community CAMHS services across the Perth metropolitan area. These provide assessment and treatment of persistent mental health difficulties in children and young people. Children and families are referred to these services by their treating therapist, specialist, GP, school or other community organisation.
Phone: 9435 9700 (Fremantle Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
The Fremantle office of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support provides and contracts a range of child safety and family support services for individuals, children and their families in the South West Metropolitan region.
The Department aims to work with families to build safety around their children, enabling them to remain at home rather than being taken into care. Where this is not possible, the Department works with community sector organisations and foster carers to provide a safe and protective environment for these vulnerable children and young people.
Phone: 9431 8800
The Disability Services Commission, through its Local Area Coordination programme, provides assistance to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, neurological and/or cognitive disability who are under the age of 65 at the time they apply for support. Local Area Coordinators (LACs) have local knowledge and can help people with disability plan for and achieve a good life. LACs work with family members and others involved in supporting people with disability, helping to further strengthen their caring role. In addition, LACs work to help make local communities more inclusive and welcoming. This is achieved through education, advocacy and partnerships with local community members, businesses, government and non-government organisations.
The Department of Housing seeks to build better communities and enable all Western Australians to have a place to call home.
Through the State Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-2020: Opening Doors to Affordable Housing (Opening Doors), the Department of Housing is firmly focused on helping Western Australians progress towards home ownership.
The Department provides public housing for those in need, when in need; affordable land and housing opportunities for those on low-moderate incomes; assists with housing finance through Keystart; provides rental assistance; and provides government employees in regional areas with quality homes so that they can deliver the necessary services to their communities.
Fremantle Office Phone: 9432 5300
The Department of Education is committed to providing high quality education for children and young people throughout Western Australia, helping them reach their full potential. The Department recognises that a strong public education system is the cornerstone of every successful society.
South Metropolitan Education Regional Office:
Phone: 9336 9563
Fremantle Hospital and Health Service’s campuses include Kaleeya Hospital in East Fremantle and the Rottnest Island Nursing Post – a community facility located on WA’s major tourist island. Together they form the Fremantle Group of the South Metropolitan Area Health Service. Fremantle Hospital is a 450-bed major acute-care teaching hospital with important tertiary links, has a 24-hour emergency department and also provides social work services. Our skilled and professional social workers provide support, information and counseling to help patients in need, and where appropriate, their family members.
Phone: 9431 3333
Fax: 08 9341 2009
South Metropolitan Public Health Unit works to protect and improve the health of the population by minimising disease and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours and environments. Populations at risk of poorer health outcomes, with a focus on the Aboriginal community, are a priority for the service. It has offices located at Fremantle, Kelmscott, Bentley, Kwinana and Mandurah.
Phone: 9431 0252
South West Metropolitan Youth Justice Services (SWMYJS) provides services, from Fremantle to Mandurah, to young people subject to Court Orders and those being released from juvenile detention. We work with these young people and their families in the community, ensuring they meet court or parole conditions; we challenge offending behaviour/attitudes and provide referrals to other government and non-government agencies who can assist in supporting these young people and their families. We also provide Juvenile Justice Team services that provide victims of crime with an opportunity to have a “voice” in the justice system and direct input into how those young people who have offended against them/their property are dealt with. Ultimately, our goals are to rehabilitate young people who have offended and increase community safety; both goals are inter-connected.
Phone: 9412 3300
Western Australia Police is one of eight police jurisdictions in Australia and is responsible for policing the world’s largest single police jurisdiction covering 2.5 million square kilometres with a structure comprising two regions, 14 districts and 158 police stations.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and well-being of all people in Western Australia by contributing to making our State a safe and secure place.
Access Housing Australia Ltd is the leading social and affordable housing provider in Western Australia (WA) working across the housing spectrum to provide:
Access Housing Australia is a not-for-profit company and operates across the Perth metropolitan area, the Peel district and Bunbury regions.
Anglicare WA is a community service organisation offering services across Western Australia, from as far north as Kununurra to as far south as Albany. We support all people, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building their resilience and capacity. We assist people with relationship issues, financial problems, and housing difficulties. Ultimately, we want our clients to thrive in today’s society.
Servicing the City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle, City of Melville and the City of Cockburn, Fremantle Medicare Local provides health services and programs that are designed to enable all members of the community to gain access to health care, no matter their situation. We collaborate with a broad network of health professionals and provide information to the community about local health services.
Fremantle Multicultural Centre WA (FMCWA) is a community based, non-profit organisation established in 1981 to promote the principles of multiculturalism, access, equity and social justice. The organisation is responsible for developing strategies which address the needs of local migrants and focuses on recent arrivals, emerging communities and special needs groups including humanitarian entrants, refugees, women, youth, children, aged and the unemployed.
We provide crisis accommodation services, mental health services and settlement support as well as a number of regular programs including formal English classes, conversational English, sewing, weaving and art classes. We also provide material assistance to those in need through the Emergency Relief Program.
FMCWA operates from premises in Fremantle, Mirrabooka, Rockingham, Kwinana, North Lakes Campus, Mandurah and Bentley.
Headwest provide advocacy, training and awareness specializing in acquired brain injury (ABI). Through leadership and expertise, we work to transform the lives of all those living with ABI in WA.
The Nyoongar Patrol Outreach Service is about ‘Keeping people safe in public space’. It is the only night and day Indigenous patrol service that provides outreach support outside the traditional working hours to a number of funded locations, including Fremantle. It works to provide ‘street level’ early social and welfare interventions to Aboriginal people who are at risk of self harm, family and inter‐family violence, entering the criminal justice system, homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health episodes. The Nyoongar Patrol Outreach Service partners and cooperates with other agencies to achieve sustainable outcomes.
Palmerston is a leading provider of alcohol and drug services to the community with more than 30 years’ experience in the field. Our services include individual and family counselling, support groups, community education and support, and our residential rehabilitation program, Palmerston Farm.
Rocky Bay is a leading provider of disability services, offering choice and independence to thousands of people of all ages living with physical or intellectual disability in Western Australia.
With a focus on quality and service excellence, our dedicated teams work with individuals and families to deliver relevant therapies, the latest equipment and technology, innovative leisure and social programmes, training and employment opportunities – in the home, at our centres and in the community
Ruah is a community services organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. We work in partnership with citizens who require support to improve the quality of their lives, enhance their spirit, and participate more fully in the community.
SMYL helps people and local communities to make a positive change for their future – we provide personal support, counselling, mentoring, advocacy and referral services in Perth and in towns and communities throughout regional and remote WA.
St Patrick’s Community Support Centre is committed to working in partnership with other agencies to support individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in obtaining stable accommodation, independence and improved quality of life. We provide a range of services to support them on this journey, including emergency relief and meals, health and mental health services, drug and alcohol services, life skills training, as well as crisis and short-term housing.
UnitingCare West assists more than 30,000 individuals and families each year. With more than 380 staff members and 300 volunteers, UnitingCare West is a community service agency that believes communities thrive when everyone has a sense of belonging, hope and purpose. Their Vision is justice, hope and opportunity for all, and their Mission is to work with people and communities so everyone can belong and thrive. They operate 29 community service programs from 8 engagement hubs across Perth, and work in the areas of community engagement, accommodation, homelessness, family support, mental health and disability services.
The Fremantle Foundation combines your interests as a donor, with our knowledge of community, to support important local issues.
We provide philanthropic advice and administration to individuals, families and businesses who are interested in giving effectively in their community.