HMAS Ovens TourWA Maritime Museum

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HMAS Ovens Tour

Situated on Fremantle's historic World War Two submarine slipway, this unique tour offers the rare chance to get up close and explore the inside of a decommissioned Royal Australian Navy submarine, hosted by our expert volunteers.

The Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens is an authentic Cold War-era vessel situated on Fremantle’s historic World War Two submarine slipway.

Guided tours of the submarine reveal intimate details about living and serving aboard the 89 metre long vessel. Amongst controls, sensors, tactical equipment and torpedoes, 63 people lived and served aboard the vessel in extremely cramped conditions.

Find out what life is like aboard a submarine and immerse yourself in Fremantle’s secret wartime history.

Event dates

Event Details

Address:
Victoria Quay Road, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Bookings
Our daily HMAS Ovens tours are hosted by expert volunteers and are subject to session time availability.

Please call ahead if you have a larger group or if you are concerned about weather conditions. Tours can be cancelled because of severe weather conditions. This includes high winds, thunderstorms, and high temperatures. Tickets will be refunded in such events.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is due to commence.

The tour takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete.

Transport

We advise planning your transport ahead of time, as parking is limited at Victoria Quay. We recommend using public transport on weekends and school holidays.

Health and safety
The tour includes climbing 9-metre-high scaffolding stairs, steeply inclined ladders and bending through narrow hatchways. A reasonable level of fitness, freedom from significant injuries, and the ability to climb independently (without walking aids) are required.

For safety reasons, children must be over the age of six and at least 100 centimetres tall to participate in the submarine tour.

Please see the Conditions of Entry.

Times:

Daily | Every half hour, 10am – 3.30pm
Subject to availability

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 7.5, Concession $ 10
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Website:
https://visit.museum.wa.gov.au/maritime/hmas-ovens-tour
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you need to know:
The tour includes climbing 9-metre-high scaffolding stairs, steeply inclined ladders and bending through narrow hatchways. A reasonable level of fitness, freedom from significant injuries, and the ability to climb independently (without walking aids) are required. For safety reasons, children must be over the age of six and at least 100 centimetres tall to participate in the submarine tour.