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Defence Infrastructure Division

Defence Estate Divestment

Sale of Leeuwin Barracks, Fremantle, WA

Defence has identified the 14.30 hectare site known as ‘Leeuwin Barracks’ as surplus to Defence requirements. The property is located within a well-established residential area on the southern bank of the Swan River in East Fremantle, Western Australia. It is approximately 16 kilometres southwest of the Perth central business district, three kilometres northeast of the Fremantle town centre, and 14 kilometres from Irwin Barracks.

For more information regarding this site please refer to the below fact sheet.

If you have any questions regarding this divestment please refer to the contact us page.


The Department of Defence (Defence) wishes to provide the community with an update regarding the disposal of the Leeuwin Barracks site.

The Leeuwin Barracks Divestment Project has included active engagement with the community over the past several years with the most recent activity being a planned Open Day in early 2020. However, this engagement process was postponed in accordance with State and Territory health guidance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defence’s accommodation requirements in Perth and Fremantle have changed over the past 24 months as a result of forecast new Royal Australian Navy capabilities and workforce growth.

As such, Defence is temporarily suspending the disposal of Leeuwin Barracks to allow for a study of the long-term Defence estate requirements in the Perth and Fremantle region. Defence is planning to have this study completed by the first quarter of 2022.

Pending the findings of this study into the long-term estate requirements, Defence will inform the community about the outcome for the future use of Leeuwin Barracks.

Community stakeholder consultation will likely resume on the planning of the site upon the completion of the study and once the future of Leeuwin Barracks is known. Defence wishes to thank you for your patience and looks forward to your engagement with the future planning for the Leeuwin Barracks site.