Great news as we head into Phase 4, we’ve finally got word on the reopening date for the iconic Fremantle Markets.

Mark it in your diaries – Friday, July 10.

Traders within the markets are still getting themselves sorted, so they’ll be operating on reduced hours:

Friday to Sunday 9am-6pm, while the Yard will be open from 8am.

These hours will be reviewed monthly.

It follows the news that operators and the landlord – the City of Fremantle – are reportedly about to enter negotiations over $1.7 million of works and early longer-term security for the markets.

The Fremantle council recently caught up and voted to get much-needed repairs on the markets done – subject to a new lease being signed.


The current 18-year lease is set to wrap in 2026.

Fremantle Markets chief executive Natasha Atkinson said the council’s decision was one of “absolute relief.”

Missed Botica's Bunch? Catch up by clicking play below!