skip to navigation skip to content skip to footer

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 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.


Defence is continuing to progress planning and due diligence activities to inform the future divestment of Leeuwin Barracks.

Defence and the Town of East Fremantle (the Town), in consultation with the Western Australian (WA) Government are working collaboratively to ensure the heritage of Leeuwin Barracks is protected.

Defence and the Town in consultation with the WA Government will undertake a Metropolitan Region Scheme and Town Planning Scheme amendment process to ensure the site is appropriately rezoned prior to sale.

Defence and the Town will consult with the local community and key stakeholder groups to inform the planning amendment process, to build on the great work that was achieved as part of the Leeuwin Vision Plan.

Defence anticipates community consultation workshops to be scheduled in the first half of 2020.

We are also beginning to engagement with the property development industry across Australia about what is possible at Leeuwin Barracks, through a process called Market Sounding. Market Sounding will provide the wider development industry its first opportunity to consider the Leeuwin Vision Plan and provide input and feedback to inform the planning amendment process and future sale process.

Further information about the Market Sounding process can be found below.