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In 2015-16 the cruise sector contributed $275 million to Western Australia’s economy. Fremantle Port alone welcomed more than 151,000 passengers from 58 cruise ship visits.  

The 2016-17 season is shaping up to be another record one for cruise shipping in the State, with more than 60 ship visits scheduled for Fremantle Port.

With a Mediterranean climate in the south and tropical climate in the north, WA has the capacity to support cruise ship visits year-round.

Tourism WA in partnership with the Cruise WA Committee and industry, is working to implement the Cruise Shipping Strategic Plan 2012-2020 and promote WA’s 10 cruise port destinations.​

WA Cruise Shipping Strategic Plan 

​The Western Australian Cruise Shipping Strategic Plan 2012-2020 aims to maximise the economic benefits of cruise shipping to Western Australia.

WA's 10 cruise port destinations 

​Western Australia has 10 key ports - Fremantle, Esperance, Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Exmouth, Broome, Port Hedland, Busselton and Augusta.

Cruise visitor experience research 

Research to better understand cruise travel in the State and passengers’ experiences at ports and destinations in WA.

Last Reviewed: 2017-01-23