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Registration Eventbrite - Broadband for the Bush Forum VI

Registration for the Broadband to the Bush Main Forum is now open

Registration closes: 17 June 2017

Cost: $350 per delegate (including GST), $175 a single day ticket.

Note: Speakers and sponsors will be provided with an access code to use for registration.  Please wait to recieve your code via email – then register.

Invited delegates to the Indigenous Focus Day on June 21 2017 will be sent personalised information about registration and attendance.

Venue for Indigenous Focus Day and Main Forum

Esplanade Hotel  Fremantle
Marine Terrace & Essex St, Fremantle WA 6160
Hotel: (08) 9432 4000   Forum organisers: 0414813491

Forum Times

  • June 21 2017 Indigenous Focus Day  Registration 8.00am.   Program 8.30-5.00pm.
  • June 22 2017 Main Forum Registration 8.00am.   Forum 8.30-5.00pm.   Forum Social 5.00-7.00pm.
  • June 23 2017 Main Forum Registration 8.00am.   Forum 8.30-4.00pm.

Dress Code

Smart casual. It will be quite cool for many attendees with temperatures ranging from 5 degrees to 20 degrees. June is a wet month in Fremantle. Sunset soon after 5pm means it may be quite cold when you arrive at and leave the venue.

Daily Parking

  • $20 valet parking available at venue for hotel guests – book in advance
  • $29 valet parking available at venue
  • $20 Pakenham Street, Fremantle
  • $16 Central Fremantle  Carpark, Henry Street
  • Parking away from Fremantle city centre and walking 5-10 mins is cheaper.

Travel to Fremantle

Transfers from the Airport to Fremantle, myAirshuttle Fremantle, 08 9431 7878

Fremantle Town Hall to  Perth Domestic Airports –  2 travellers only $42 (from/to Town Hall) or $52 (from/to Fremantle address).


For your convenience, the Forum Committee has selected some accommodation options available within walking distance of the venue and across price ranges. The Committee is not necessarily recommending these businesses. Make choices using review sites and user ratings about each accommodation offering. Prices were selected or provided at the end of March 2017. Hotel Booking Sites (eg Wotif, Last Minute) may offer better rates from time to time. Sharing with others in Apartments may reduce your per-person costs.

Esplanade Hotel.  Forum rate: $190/night – single, double and twin configurations available. Booking  through this link for this special rate. Our experience is that if you use the hotel web site  you may be offered much cheaper rates than $190.  Test a booking first.

Be. Fremantle Apartments  – 43 Mews Rd Challenger Harbour  Freemantle. (Pictured). (08) 9430 3888 . Prepaid rates $182 for 1 double room, $247 for 2 B’Room , $393 for 3BR . Use the promotional code BROADBAND for a special forum discount on their website.    The BE. Freemantle management are offering generous multi-person stays in their units with twin beds etc. Information provided to us by the Apartment group.

Quest Freemantle, 8 Packerman St Fremantle. (08) 9433 9400.  $175 – 1 B’room,  $225 – Twin share, $305 – 2 B’room.

Quality Suites 22 Bannister St Fremantle.    (08) 94351288.  $150 Double or twin share.

Australia Hotel, 4 Beach Street Fremantle. (08) 9433 2055.  $80-$125.

Sundance Backpackers Resort 80 High St Fremantle. (08) 9336 6080 . $28-$65. May be lively.

AirBnB may be an option for some people.

Tourist Information

Fremantle prides itself on its historical sites, waterfront views and water activities, cafes and restaurants. Freemantle Market place is a must do.  Historical prisons, museums and wonderful architecture set Fremantle apart from the also interesting and beautiful Perth.

Indigenous Tours WA – Fremantle Tour,  0405 630 606, Short 90 minute Guided Walk with Nyoongar  Guide. (Pictured)

Freemantle Walking Trails

General Tourism information