Round House Conservation Management Plan


We’re seeking your stories, connection and curiosity about the Round House, to help guide the future conservation and care of this important building.


The City is preparing a conservation management plan for the Round House building. A conservation management plan helps us to understand the place and its heritage values and provides policies to enable its significance to be retained in its future use and development.

We’re seeking your stories, connection and curiosity about the Round House to guide the direction of this work. Your input is an important part of ensuring the heritage values of the Round House are appropriately recognised, assessed and conserved.

The Round House building is located on Manjaree (Arthur Head) and the City will also consult specifically with Traditional Owners as part of our Aboriginal Engagement Plan.


How can I contribute?

Everyone with a connection to, or interest in, the Round House is welcome to contribute. The Round House has had many uses over the years including a gaol for the settlement, a holding point for Aboriginal prisoners being sent to Rottnest, a lock-up, house and for storage. Many workers have also been involved in repairs or works over the years. Today it operates as a significant tourist destination manned by the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides, who are preparing an interpretation project.

Your stories and historical photographs (particularly incidental images) will supplement the City's History collection or may help identify particular aspects of the building fabric which would assist with management and interpretation. Information on your curiosity will help build a picture of what our community and visitors would like to know more about.

You can:

  • Share your stories or upload information online (below), or
  • Complete a photographic donation form (click here or find in the document library) and drop in to the Fremantle Library 70 Parry Street Fremantle (Fremantle Oval) with your material.


Submit your stories below or at Fremantle Library by Sunday 22 December 2019.



We’re seeking your stories, connection and curiosity about the Round House, to help guide the future conservation and care of this important building.


The City is preparing a conservation management plan for the Round House building. A conservation management plan helps us to understand the place and its heritage values and provides policies to enable its significance to be retained in its future use and development.

We’re seeking your stories, connection and curiosity about the Round House to guide the direction of this work. Your input is an important part of ensuring the heritage values of the Round House are appropriately recognised, assessed and conserved.

The Round House building is located on Manjaree (Arthur Head) and the City will also consult specifically with Traditional Owners as part of our Aboriginal Engagement Plan.


How can I contribute?

Everyone with a connection to, or interest in, the Round House is welcome to contribute. The Round House has had many uses over the years including a gaol for the settlement, a holding point for Aboriginal prisoners being sent to Rottnest, a lock-up, house and for storage. Many workers have also been involved in repairs or works over the years. Today it operates as a significant tourist destination manned by the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides, who are preparing an interpretation project.

Your stories and historical photographs (particularly incidental images) will supplement the City's History collection or may help identify particular aspects of the building fabric which would assist with management and interpretation. Information on your curiosity will help build a picture of what our community and visitors would like to know more about.

You can:

  • Share your stories or upload information online (below), or
  • Complete a photographic donation form (click here or find in the document library) and drop in to the Fremantle Library 70 Parry Street Fremantle (Fremantle Oval) with your material.


Submit your stories below or at Fremantle Library by Sunday 22 December 2019.


  • Thank you for your contribution!

    3 months ago

    We've compiled the contributions received during phase one of the engagement. These include stories, connections, photographs and other material. These will supplement our existing historical records.

    You can access a snapshot of what we heard by clicking here or visiting the document library.

    Engagement with traditional owners is also ongoing, with an agenda item scheduled for February 2020.

    We look forward to sharing the draft conservation management plan this year and hearing your feedback.


    We've compiled the contributions received during phase one of the engagement. These include stories, connections, photographs and other material. These will supplement our existing historical records.

    You can access a snapshot of what we heard by clicking here or visiting the document library.

    Engagement with traditional owners is also ongoing, with an agenda item scheduled for February 2020.

    We look forward to sharing the draft conservation management plan this year and hearing your feedback.