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All you need to know about the venue and the location if you register to attend WAVE 2021 onsite.

Welcome to the historical and dynamic port city of Fremantle.  Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side-walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars. Combine business with pleasure and join us at WAVE 2021.

THE VENUE: The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle by Rydges

Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia’s premier tourist destination when staying at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle.

The conference venue for WAVE2020 pays tribute to the history of the building while incorporating references to Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and tourists alike.

Enjoy 4.5-star services including FREE WI-FI, 24-hour reception, valet parking, 24-hour room service, business centre, fully equipped gymnasium, and two resort-style outdoor heated pools.  Choose from a range of restaurants and bars serving the best local produce and extensive beer and wine selection, including the historic convict pub, the Ball & Chain.
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ACCOMMODATION: Discounted for WAVE Delegates & Exhibitors

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Stay at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle and pay less if you are a WAVE 2021 Delegate or Exhibitor

The accommodation options at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle are spacious and elegant, most with private balconies and some overlooking The Esplanade and Park or the resort-style pool. 

Coming soon - link to book accommodation online.  The discounted accommodation offer is 10% off the best available rate for the weekend of WAVE 2021 – discounted dates start from 18th March to the 22nd March. There is so much to see and do in and around Fremantle, make a long weekend of your trip to WAVE2020, earn your CPD points and see the sights!

If you wish to book now, please check out the hotel website to view the room availability and prices, then CALL Ilaria at Reservations to make your booking and receive your discount. 

Cnr Marine Terrace & Essex St, Fremantle WA 6160
Hotel: +61 8 9432 4000 Direct: +61 8 9432 4872 Fax: +61 8 9432 4836


Perfectly located in the historic city of Fremantle, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges offers easy connections to Perth CBD and Perth Airport.

Experience numerous local attractions from your Fremantle hotel base, including Rottnest Island, Fremantle Heritage Trail and Markets, and The Round House.

DRIVING THERE: From Perth Airport
  • Get on Leach Hwy/State Route 7 from Airport Dr - 5 min (3.6 km)
  • Continue to Fremantle 27 min (23.0 km)
  • Continue on High St. Take Parry St to Essex St 4 min (1.7 km)
PARKING: Parking is your own responsibility.
Delegate Rate: Hotel Valet Parking - $20.00 a day -
CLICK HERE for Hotel and Other Parking Options, Map and link to the ePark app for your phone.
Fremantle Train Station and Bus Port provide direct walking access to Fishing Boat Harbour, museums and galleries, the shopping district, cinemas, the Cappuccino strip and restaurants.

Trains to and from Perth operate from the Fremantle Train Station by Transperth, with buses connecting to meet with trains. There are bus stops in and around the city making it easy to get around. Visit the Transperth website for schedules and service interruptions.

Two free Central Area Transit (CAT) buses operate in the Fremantle area and are free to board for all passengers. The blue CAT Services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes. Both services run 7 days a week. The services go to places of interest in the central Fremantle area, including the Fremantle Train Station, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Leisure Centre, the Maritime Museum, E-Shed Markets, the Cappuccino strip and the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.


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