The Literature Centre

Old Prison Hospital Corner, Knutsford Street and Hampton Road, Fremantle / Walyalup

The Literature Centre is unique – a place to nurture young people’s interest in reading and writing, using innovative techniques to explore and interpret literature.  Uniquely located within the walls of the Old Fremantle Prison, it is the only centre of its kind in Australia. 


(08) 9430 6869 


The Centre is housed in the Old Prison Hospital of the Fremantle Prison, which is a World Heritage- listed site. All visitors are asked to respect the heritage of these surroundings, and take care when walking in and around the Centre.


Limited street parking is available. For excursions, school buses are permitted to drop off and pick-up students at the entrance gate of The Literature Centre but are not permitted to park.

The closest carpark (paid) can be found in the Parry Street carpark near the front entrance of the Old Fremantle Prison.


The Literature Centre is located a 10 minute walk from Fremantle Train Station.
Buses frequently travel to the area.
Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13 
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The Centre has ramp access at the entrance gate, and an accessible toilet.


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